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]: Yay
by bile on Fri 11th Feb 2011 12:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Yay"
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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"
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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"
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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[5]: Yay
by Carewolf on Fri 11th Feb 2011 16:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Yay"
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Nice in theory, but I have never seen updates available for any Nokia phone I've ever owned.

Of course I have never bought fancy high-end smartphones, but still.. No updates, no fixes for glaring bugs.. That's is not a good track record

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RE[5]: Yay
by Morgan on Sat 12th Feb 2011 03:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Yay"
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It's not always the carrier who restricts updates though. Motorola dragged their ass with the 2.1 update for the Cliq, and when they finally did release it, it was a buggy, unstable pile of horse dung. T-Mobile had nothing to do with that, as the update (or lack of it) affected worldwide Motorola customers.

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