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