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 Thom_Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Yay"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Seriously? You decided to go with the only modern mobile platform that does not support HTML5, as well as the platform that is unlikely to support WebM anytime soon?


They're more likely to support WebM than iOS. On top of that, I'm not buying Android until Google fixes its upgrade policy. The Nexus One doesn't have 2.3 yet, and I'm afraid that if I buy the Nexus S, I'll end up in a similar situation. A no-go for me.

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RE[3]: Yay
by bile on Fri 11th Feb 2011 12:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Yay"
bile Member since:
2005-07-08

Why do you believe that MS/Nokia will be better in this regard?

It's an honest question as I'm not terribly familiar with either's smartphone policies.

At least with the Nexus One (which I own) there is a community which supports it regardless.

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RE[4]: Yay
by arpan on Fri 11th Feb 2011 13:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Yay"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Well, updates should be easier, since unlike Android, Windows Phone 7 cannot be customized, and only supports a single processor & screen resolution ( AFAIK). This means that updating the software should be relatively easy.

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RE[4]: Yay
by dragos.pop on Fri 11th Feb 2011 13:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Yay"
dragos.pop Member since:
2010-01-08

I don't know about MS.

But Nokia has an interesting update policy.
If you buy a free of contract phone you will have updates even after more than an year (I had an 5800 XM).

Why interesting? Because if you have an Orange branded phone (personal experience), sorry, almost no updates.

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RE[3]: Yay
by arpan on Fri 11th Feb 2011 13:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Yay"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Good point about Android updates. That's the only reason I haven't bought an Android phone yet.

Regarding WP7, I won't even consider it until MS fixes their browser and updates it to at least IE9.

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RE[3]: Yay
by JrezIN on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Yay"
JrezIN Member since:
2005-06-29

CyanogenMod7 (gingerbread) is already working very nicely with Nexus One... as in Milestone and *many* others...

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