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: Big risk for Nokia
by dsmogor on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:36 UTC in reply to "Big risk for Nokia"
dsmogor
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I wouldn't count this announcement does any good for competition. Nokia has just closed its paths for innovation in high mobile space. Currently the movement mostly is between sw ecosystem space and backend hw like CPU, just like it used to in PCs. Nokia has left itself as a basic HW composer.

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