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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Auction: Advanced, Framework for sale...
by jello on Fri 11th Feb 2011 18:57 UTC
jello
Member since:
2006-08-08

Auction: Advanced, well established Framework for sale...

IMHO Nokia will sell QT pretty soon as it doesn't make sense to invest in or own something you can't use to generate the amount of money you envisioned when you bought it.

Any bidders?

Canonical where are you?

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ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Canonical isn't a bad suggestion, actually. They are using Qt for their non-accelerated version of Unity, and as a privately held company funded by a Linux enthusiast (that is, a person who became rich from Linux and actually wants to give back to the community), they have less need for a quick profit from the transaction.

T'would be an awfully nice gesture, Mr. Shuttleworth. I'll pitch in a Benjamin Franklin if it will help. :-D

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