Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Feb 2011 23:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "There's just one problem, though: the 'nine young investors' don't really exist - according to the last tweet on the @NokiaPlanB Twitter account, it was all a hoax perpetuated by 'one very bored engineer who really likes his iPhone'. Ouch."
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RE[4]: I like WP7
by JohnJJ on Thu 17th Feb 2011 16:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I like WP7"
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According to some, the platform was ready last year...

According to Ars there is still some way to go:

They chose the easy way out by leaving MS to do the hard work of attracting developers. They could have chosen to scrap it out with meego.

But why shouldn't they choose the easy way when their platform is burning ;) You don't make sticking with MeeGo sound like an attractive option.
I have to admit though, that my knowledge of MeeGo is quite limited, so I may be mistaken about its readiness. Also if Intel keeps backing it then it may still have a future.

But now they are at the mercy of MS. Not only is the development environment completely closed, but they also have to pay to have access to the OS.

True, but MS has also, in all its years, done one thing consistently right. It has stuck by its developers and the companies producing hardware for its platform. I don't think Nokia is in danger of being screwed by MS. MS is tough when it comes to competitors, but Nokia isn't a competitor.

My biggest current concern is the lack of side loading for applications. The iPhone has shown that people will not put up with this, so I fail to understand why MS chose the same route. I hope the "promises" they made related to the WP7 Chevron thing holds true, otherwise I'll probably get an Android next time.

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