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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SGI redux?
by Dubhthach on Fri 11th Feb 2011 10:22 UTC
Dubhthach
Member since:
2006-01-12

Is it just me or does this remind anyone what happen with SGI (Silicon Graphics) back in the 90's. Given how that worked out in the end I'm sad to say this is probably the beginning of the end for Nokia.

The King (nokia)is dead, long live the King (apple?)

((hugs N95))

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RE: SGI redux?
by jabbotts on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:18 in reply to "SGI redux?"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

SGI, Palm, Sun.. the story plays out frequently in tech and often with the better tech loosing to the better marketing.

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RE[2]: SGI redux?
by mkone on Sun 13th Feb 2011 20:08 in reply to "RE: SGI redux?"
mkone Member since:
2006-03-14

SGI, Palm, Sun.. the story plays out frequently in tech and often with the better tech loosing to the better marketing.


It's not better tech losing out to better marketing. It's about products that meet their users' needs winning out over those that are perhaps underpinned by better technology, but do not meet their users' needs.

Technology needs to serve the user. If Nokia has better technology, and can't make good products with it, then they deserve to lose out.

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