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: Differentiate?
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 10:45 UTC in reply to "Differentiate?"
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With windows, they are limited to what changes ms will allow them to make... And if ms favour nokia over other resellers then those other resellers are likely to move closer to android.

Yeah seems like a weird response to me too...

...unless Microsoft knows something we don't. I mean, HTC and Samsung etc. aren't exactly pushing WP7 as it is, so maybe Microsoft is betting these companies simply aren't enough to get WP7 out there. Maybe they'll give Nokia a lot of say in how WP7 develops - something Nokia wouldn't get from Google.

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