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 spent USD 150 mn to buy Qt. They are in the process of plowing probably another hundred million into it. They could have done a fork of GNUStep and invested a fraction of that money to have a nice platform with a language and an API that Apple has proven to work marvellously. They would even more or less share the developer base with Apple.

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The software stack is not the problem and Qt is demonstrating that it is a perfect viable SDK to almost everything they want to do.

The problem is with the software stack "replacement" by itself. Moving to Meego, disposing everything Hildon/GTK+ in favor to Qt has meant a lot of work already done to be flushed. Now, with Meego in an "almost ready" state, disposing it in favor of another library/platform/language/SDK will bring more delay in this already delayed thing.

I think they would have had to improve Maemo 5, release Maemo 6 and Maemo 7 with a lot of improvements and polishment while refactoring everything building their Meego. So, they would have had something to deliver in the meanwhile.

Please Nokia, don't flush YOUR software stack; please Meego, don't die.

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