Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Mar 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by JCinSpain
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm still reeling from the unrivalled epicness and awesomeness that is Sucker Punch in IMAX (just got home - do not miss this film), but now I'm back to boring old reality where we apparently care about pieces of plastic that go beep. So, anywho. The deal between Nokia and Microsoft has many Symbian and Qt developers worry about the future of their platforms. To address these concerns, Purnima Kochikar, vice president of Forum Nokia, has published an open letter describing Nokia's plans for Symbian, Qt, and Java for Series 40 devices. While the letter doesn't deliver any hard dates, the transition phase to Windows Phone 7 is set to 2011/2012.
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RE[7]: Actually...
by shmerl on Wed 30th Mar 2011 06:34 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Actually..."
shmerl
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Using USB is much better. Don't forget it is U-S-B. "U" standing for universal. It's an ubiquitous standard. Any sensible computer would have a USB port and it's OS would support it, being able to connect to other device with USB. Ditching USB for the sake of control cripples usability, limiting the use case to availability of certain service (iTunes), running only on certain OS. This is not at all ubiquitous and very far from universal. That proves the point basically. Apple's claims about usability are rubbish. Their main concern is paranoid power and control.

Edited 2011-03-30 06:37 UTC

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