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 - slow down there
by jabbotts on Fri 11th Feb 2011 14:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Yay"
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Many of the "Angry Mob" your going to hear from, being an OS nerd site, are probably the now alienated Maemo/Meego folk left with no upgrade path. I did some serious research to the point of how-to-root and collecting packages of deal-breaker software titles and found nothing that wasn't a downgrade; Android was, and still is, a mess unless you fork out for a developer phone with Google's clean firmware, Ios is a tiranical dictatorship, WM7 sure isn't going to run the deal-breaker titles in my list.. am I going to be seeing nmap, metasploit and have the ability to easily port python apps and debian packages.. nope..

Don't discount the angry mob just because you don't agree with the cause of the just anger.

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