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 Thom_Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 14:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Thom, are you an OS enthusiast or a business strategist?


So, because I happen to like a different platform than you I'm suddenly a business strategist?

You do realize they have just announced the death of Qt and the death of the only true open platform for mobile phones?


So open source can't stand on its own two feet without money pouring in from businesses?

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RE[4]: Oh well
by WereCatf on Fri 11th Feb 2011 14:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh well"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

So open source can't stand on its own two feet without money pouring in from businesses?


On desktops yes, but it is really saddening to see the hope of being able to use Qt broadly on mobiles to die.

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RE[5]: Oh well
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:00 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh well"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

On desktops yes, but it is really saddening to see the hope of being able to use Qt broadly on mobiles to die.


That I agree with. It would've been great - it's just too late.

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RE[4]: Oh well
by Nth_Man on Fri 11th Feb 2011 17:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh well"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

So open source can't stand on its own two feet without money pouring in from businesses?

Sometimes people talk about the market like if it was made from parts that compete and the one that sells the best product for mankind wins, all without using things like...
- millions of dollars in marketing to make people buy a product and not the other.
- planned obsolescence and other unclear ways to earn the biggest quantity of money in long term.
- meetings with stakeholders where the target is "getting money now" (and in the forthcoming years we'll see).
- deals with computer sellers which also go for their own interests and not for the interests of the others.
- deals with carriers, to include some features (and not include others).
- etc.

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