Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 00:04 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Speaking of Nokia - Engadget got their hands on what is supposedly an internal memo sent to Nokia employees by the company's new CEO. It's... Brutal. As in, brutally honest. There's no sugar-coating here, no unicorns, no glitter. "Nokia, our platform is burning." Update: Android is probably out of the question. Will it be Windows Phone 7, after all? Damn; Palm tonight, Nokia Friday - what a week for mobile! Update: The "Communities Dominate Brands" blog published an in-depth analysis of the memo, which claims with sound arguments that it might well be a hoax.
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Nokia needs direction
by asupcb on Wed 9th Feb 2011 04:04 UTC
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It seems to me like Nokia just needs to stick to one direction. The new CEO's talk about creating an entire ecosystem suggests that he understands what needs to be done. It is now more of a matter of figuring out how to accomplish that goal.

Would it be possible to port QT over to Android and Dalvik over to Meego? If they could, and with Google's blessing, then it seems like they could have both Android and Meego phones that in the long run compliment their entire software ecosystem as the new CEO is talking about. Since both QT and Dalvik are easy to port it seems to me that they could easily compliment one another. It seems like this would be okay with Google since their only real goal is to sell ads to mobile phones.

I still think it is crazy that they are not using a 100% QT stack for Meego. Hopefully in the long-run they will abandon the GTK+ portion and run just one toolkit. What exactly does the GTK+ portion of the stack bring that couldn't just as easily be done in QT other than legacy support for a platform that never took off in the first place?

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RE: Nokia needs direction
by JAlexoid on Wed 9th Feb 2011 06:01 in reply to "Nokia needs direction"
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Dalvik has already been ported to MeeGo and QT was ported to Android some time ago.

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RE: Nokia needs direction
by Lennie on Wed 9th Feb 2011 13:48 in reply to "Nokia needs direction"
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"It is now more of a matter of figuring out how to accomplish that goal."

Easy, ship useful hardware and a good base software. Without that, you won't get developers, you won't create an ecosystem, without that ecosystem. You loose. Like what might happen to WP7.

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"What exactly does the GTK+ portion of the stack bring"

A lot of developers and apps already written that would lost to a QT only platform maybe.. I'm just guessing though as I don't lurk the maemo forums enough to know.

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