Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has just sent out a few preliminary comments about the company's performance during the fourth quarter of 2012. Nokia's figures are a good indicator for how well Windows Phone 8 is doing, and, in all honesty, I'm not exactly blown away. Apparently, neither was Nokia itself, since the company decided to redefine their Asha phones from feature phone to smartphone to prop up their smartphone sales figures.
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:47 UTC
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Microsfot's bribe that caused Nokia to drop their Linux and Qt involvement actually had wider effects than some people might think. Besides developing their mobile OSes Nokia was also sponsoring many related projects, for example Telepathy development through Collabora, since it helped Nokia to use it for their messaging and communication projects. After their shift they stopped this sponsorship, which obviously reduced resources for these kind of projects and slowed down XMPP advancement.

So I don't really feel sorry for Nokia.

Edited 2013-01-10 17:49 UTC

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