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[2]: Yay
by ronaldst on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Yay"
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

Dunno, mate. I'm seeing lots of happy kids on Engadget.

Meego is another dead end Intel project like Larrabee. Everybody knows it. It's a good project that is burning money and never happening.

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RE[3]: Yay
by renox on Fri 11th Feb 2011 13:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Yay"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Meego is another dead end Intel project like Larrabee. Everybody knows it. It's a good project that is burning money and never happening.


I disagree: there are good technical reasons why Larrabee cannot compete with high-end GPUs(*), while Meego is only software..

*the GPUs have far higher memory bandwith, so to workaround this issue, software must be coded differently to be efficient on Larrabee and the like : ergo current software won't run very well on Larrabee and the like..

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RE[4]: Yay
by ronaldst on Fri 11th Feb 2011 13:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Yay"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

Negative. Larrabee was plagued with incompetent employees wasting away millions of investment dollars. It was a people problem just like Nokia and it's Meego OS.

Everybody knew once Moblin became Meego, the project was going to fail hard. It went from a Clutter nettop/netbook OS to some onesize fits all OS then to a QT phone OS. As for QT, it'll live on with Symbian and KDE.

Edited 2011-02-11 13:40 UTC

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