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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Wait and see
by acobar on Fri 11th Feb 2011 10:27 UTC
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I think Nokia execs see it like a contention plan. Would they choose Android the market imbalance only grows and make Nokia own future movements and goals harder to score. Nokia would become irrelevant on future.

Nokia needs something it does not have now so, it tries to divide the market a little bit and get a bit more time to finish its own stuff. Nokia execs probably know the risks, have them evaluated and have some hope that, if WP7 become successful, their plan B will work. Good luck, most companies that tried such a path succumbed.

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RE: Wait and see
by masennus on Fri 11th Feb 2011 10:46 in reply to "Wait and see"
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Really whish you are right, but I just lost all faith in that. They had 5 years already to develop their linux platform. This move shows clearly that they were not able to finish it at all. If they just needed another year this wouldn't be necessary, which shows clearly that the gigant is in a sad state. Why would this move change that? It can only worsen the internal problems that led to five wasted years.

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