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[2]: Oh well
by strim on Fri 11th Feb 2011 09:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh well"
strim
Member since:
2008-07-01

Get real.


I am. I've seen so many companies announcing "partnerships" with M$. Then they've got "financial problems", then they "closed down".

And I am not impressed with WP7, at all.

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v RE[3]: Oh well
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 09:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well"
RE[4]: Oh well
by strim on Fri 11th Feb 2011 10:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh well"
strim Member since:
2008-07-01

I'm not trollin', just see how they rollin'. Remember Novell? This deal is obviously very good for Microsoft. But totally risky for Nokia.

I can imagine following conversation take place at Nokia in near future:
Engineer: Yo Elop, we have nice new product running MeeGo
Microsoft rep: So I head you have new product, make it run Windows, OR ELSE...
Elop: OK, Windows. No one wants that but we have to keep them happy, or our WP7 license will be revoked.

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