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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RE: Oh well
by Morgan on Fri 11th Feb 2011 09:35 UTC in reply to "Oh well"
Morgan
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Doubtful. While I've never been a fan of WinMo 6 and earlier, I've heard some really good things about WP7. Given Nokia's long history of great phone hardware, as well as their marketing experience around the world, I have a feeling we finally have some honest competition for Android. In fact, Apple may lose even more market share to Nokia/Microsoft than they have been to Android.

I'm also excited to know that MeeGo will stick around for MIDs and tablets, and will remain open source so it can grow and flourish. As for Symbian? Well, I knew my Nuron would probably be the only Symbian phone I'd have, and now I think I will try a Nokia/WP7 device when it comes to T-Mobile USA.

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