Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A lot of people are wondering why Nokia didn't choose to go with Android. How can Nokia differentiate themselves when Android is a lot more open and free than Windows Phone 7? As usual, the key to this is in the details. If you read the announcements carefully, you'll see that Microsoft offered Nokia something Google most likely didn't. Update: What a surprise. Elop just confirmed Nokia has a special deal with Microsoft. Whereas HTC, Samsung, and so on are not allowed to customise WP7 - Nokia is, further confirming my theory.
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RE[2]: So
by Nelson on Fri 11th Feb 2011 18:02 UTC in reply to "RE: So"
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I think it's safe to say Meego is effectively dead, Intel will never get it out of the door. At least with Nokia it at least had a fighting chance to see some form of release.

Qt similarly has been dealt a fatal blow by one of its biggest investors and contributors, Nokia lit a fire under Qt's ass ever since it aquired TrollTech. Now what?

For as independent as many open source projects like to claim they are, they sure are dependent on their corporate overlords. Otherwise they wouldn't be running around like a chicken with its head cut off over at the Meego and Qt forums.

This is quite the spectacle.

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