Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 22:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless During the iPad presentation, I was rather perplexed by Apple's claim to be the largest mobile device company in the world. Apparently, I wasn't the only one scratching his head, as Nokia itself, and even the Financial Times, is calling Apple out on its juggling with figures and definitions.
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Apple to buy Nokia?
by tryfan on Sat 30th Jan 2010 10:15 UTC
tryfan
Member since:
2006-12-16

Firstly, I don't believe that for a minute. A mass producer of cheap-to-middlin' mobile phones doesn't in any way fit in with iSteve's image of himself or his company.

Secondly, if iSteve, for some strange reason, actually SHOULD buy Nokia, I would stop using KDE immediately. QT in the hands of Apple - that's an awful thought ;)

Thirdly, market cap is not very useful when comparing companies. It was an enormous market cap that made it possible for AOL to buy Time Warner - one of the most disastrous take-overs of the last 20 years.

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RE: Apple to buy Nokia?
by anda_skoa on Sat 30th Jan 2010 12:49 in reply to "Apple to buy Nokia?"
anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

QT in the hands of Apple - that's an awful thought ;)


QT has always been in the hands of Apple. It is their primary multimedia framework.

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RE[2]: Apple to buy Nokia?
by linumax on Sat 30th Jan 2010 18:13 in reply to "RE: Apple to buy Nokia?"
linumax Member since:
2007-02-07

I think he means Qt, that is the toolkit, not QT.

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RE: Apple to buy Nokia?
by KAMiKAZOW on Sat 30th Jan 2010 21:09 in reply to "Apple to buy Nokia?"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Secondly, if iSteve, for some strange reason, actually SHOULD buy Nokia, I would stop using KDE immediately. QT in the hands of Apple - that's an awful thought ;)

So you never print on Linux/Unix? Apple bought CUPS three years ago. Has it ever harmed Linux?

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