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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What it comes down to.
by broken_symlink on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:01 UTC
broken_symlink
Member since:
2005-07-06

I think what it all comes down to is that Nokia's MeeGo strategy was not executed well enough. Rather than make massive changes to maemo, they should have made incremental changes and continued to ship devices based around the n series.

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RE: What it comes down to.
by werterr on Mon 14th Feb 2011 21:11 in reply to "What it comes down to."
werterr Member since:
2006-10-03

Yes I agree.

Though should have not switches to Mooblin (sorry but I never seen meego as a merger, only as a switch).

They should have continued on the Maemo path. Creating a second device on a improved Maemo 5/6 base as a successor to the N900. Quickly moving onto a QT UI and settle on ONE! (G)UI and API/ABI. (so no more continiously breaking of apps)

At the same time start rebasing Maemo on modern Debian, taking some bits and pieces from Intel/Moblin where it fits and improving the kernel with that Symbian knowledge. Then by the time Christmas this year there could have been a Maemo 7 or 8 phone. A small device with HD-camcorder and many apps, commercial and foss..

But that would have required one thing that Nokia never really gave to the Maemo/Meego platform... Commitment... True commitment...

Ah well.. guess HP is playing relatively nice now with WebOS... so maybe that's the future instead...

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