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]: Yay
by ronaldst on Fri 11th Feb 2011 13:35 UTC 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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RE[5]: Yay
by _txf_ on Fri 11th Feb 2011 14:18 in reply to "RE[4]: Yay"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Negative. Larrabee was plagued with incompetent employees wasting away millions of investment dollars.


I shudder at the thought of anyone calling people developing gpu or cpu incompetent.

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RE[6]: Yay
by ronaldst on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:04 in reply to "RE[5]: Yay"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

I shudder at the thought of anyone calling people developing gpu or cpu incompetent.

Sad but true. The Larrabee project burned thru billions of Intel dollars with nothing to show. It's mind-boggling.

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