Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jun 2011 20:14 UTC, submitted by vivainio
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia may have gone with Windows Phone 7 for its future smartphone operating system, but until then, we now have the Nokia N9 to look at. Yes, a beautiful, top-of-the-line Nokia smartphone which runs MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan - but isn't this thing kind of a dead end? Also announced: the even prettier Nokia N950 Meego 1.2 developer device - only available to a limited number of developers. Sure to become a collectors' item.
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RE: Dead-end how-so?
by Daniel Borgmann on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 14:05 UTC in reply to "Dead-end how-so?"
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However, when it comes to the opportunity cost of not doing it if Nokia moves alot of these devices, it seems like the delta of getting a qt app from a symbian/Anna device like the N8 to this device is quite small. So to not do it would require some serious animus.

Moreover, the N9 is likely to shift a respectable number. Write an application for it with Qt, and "downscaling" it to Nokia's other devices is fairly straight-forward.

This will give you a respectable market, that is also fairly untapped. Add to this that Qt's future in Nokia is really not that bleak, with S40 being thrown into the mix and who knows what else. Practically everything that is not served by WP will be Qt based. It may be unclear if there will be other high-end Nokia smartphones in the medium to distant future, but few people plan so far ahead anyways.

No, I don't see it's appstore ever rivalling the "big three". But I don't see it being a completely barren wasteland either.

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