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[3]: Oh well
by cmon on Fri 11th Feb 2011 12:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well"
cmon
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2011-02-11


All this time Nokia has been pushing for devs to use Qt, they've actually invested a helluva lot of money to it and the whole point with pushing people for Qt has been that they'd be developing for MeeGo in the future.


This is an emotional assertion, from an economic point of view your statement does not make sense at all. It does not matter what they have been investing in. At this point investing in WP7 is will be better than investing in Qt, so how could it matter how much money they already wasted on Qt?

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RE[4]: Oh well
by swinkels.pieter on Fri 11th Feb 2011 13:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh well"
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2009-05-13

True, but it is not only Nokia that has invested money in Qt. The Qt ecosystem - word of the day ;) - also contains third-party developers that have invested time and money.

Why not allow Qt development for a Windows Mobile 7 device? For technical, financial, political reasons? To me it appears that Qt development for WM7 would not only not alienate the aforementioned third-party developers, but would even attract new developers.

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