Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 09:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's official. Dismissed as a silly rumour by many, Nokia and Micorsoft have just announced a very comprehensive partnership in which Windows Phone 7 will become Nokia's prime smartphone platform. It goes a lot deeper than that, though. Update: Qt will not be available for Windows Phone 7. Qt will remain the development platform for MeeGo and Symbian. Update II: During its Capital Market Day event, Elop confirmed Nokia will not make a comprehensive MeeGo product line. It will be a platform to learn from, but it won't become a competitive platform. Update III: Android was not an option because it would be difficult to differentiate there. Update IV: There will be 'substantial reductions in employment' in Finland and around the world. Also, before I forget, thanks Engadget for the live-blogging where I get this stuff from!
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by Stratoukos on Fri 11th Feb 2011 09:30 UTC
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And thus one of the powerhouses of the last 100+ years becomes another Samasung, Motorola or HTC. Not that there's something wrong with these companies, it's just that Nokia was so much more.

Meanwhile the mobile space loses 2 OSes, one of which had great potential. Sure, the market couldn't probably sustain 7 mobile OSes, but we didn't even get the chance to see which ones would win by their own merits.

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