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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by WereCatf on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:19 UTC
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I am really saddened by this whole thing: I've always been a faithful Nokia-user, they've always had such great hardware that has lasted for years and years without a hitch. As such I was counting on buying a MeeGo-device in the future and have been trying to learn Qt4 because they promised it'd work across all of their future devices. POOF, it's all gone now!

And god damn, I ain't gonna go for a WP7 phone even if I was paid for it!

I dunno where to go next when it's time to upgrade, Android feels like a toy, WP7 and iOS are crap, and the few phones from the other manufacturers I've tried have always died within a year.

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by unclefester on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:25 in reply to "Ugh"
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Phones are now just like toasters. Buy a cheap model and throw it out when it breaks.

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by WereCatf on Fri 11th Feb 2011 14:33 in reply to "RE: Ugh"
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Phones are now just like toasters. Buy a cheap model and throw it out when it breaks.

Well, sure, if you ignore the environmental impact of such. I personally rather buy something that lasts a lot longer and thus reduce the environmental impact, even if a mobile phone isn't all that much.

And secondly, I use a mobile phone for a lot more than just speaking and thus a really cheap model wouldn't work for me anyways.

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by Neolander on Fri 11th Feb 2011 16:36 in reply to "Ugh"
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Maybe Samsung's Bada ? I've got very bad memories of Samsung's low end phones, but their mid-end sounds a bit more robust. Myself, I'll try to learn more about this platform, in order to understand what it is and what they plan to do with it.

Edited 2011-02-11 16:44 UTC

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