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[6]: Yay
by ronaldst on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Yay"
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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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RE[7]: Yay
by _txf_ on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:14 in reply to "RE[6]: Yay"
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However, All the research put into Larrabee might surface again unlike in this situation where all the money,Manpower and research spent is being thrown out. .Net is not nokia's core competence so they either have to completely shuffle the company out (bring new people in) or train. The still relatively cool Nokia is being subsumed by the Deeply uncool Microsoft and nokias old culture will not survive.

There is a reason why many people are upset by this as Nokia despite the state it was in had deep brand loyalty simply due to the way it did things. Nobody has brand loyalty to Microsoft except boring suits and I suspect that the same thing will happen to nokia.

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