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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Phones are now commodities
by unclefester on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:23 UTC
unclefester
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2007-01-13

Android phones cost less than $100 wholesale in China. They will be $50 within two years. There is no profit in making phones so Nokia made the right decision.

Anyone can now be a phone manufacturer. You get them designed in Taiwan and made under licence in China. Install Android for free and put your brand on the case. Voila!

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