Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 28th Feb 2011 11:23 UTC, submitted by Joao Luis
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Now that the dust has settled after Stephen Elop's big announcement on the 11th February 2011, many have come to realise that actually Nokia's move towards a a new Ecosystem is not as bad as what they thought. [...] But what does all this mean for the Nokia Developers? When the proposed partnership with Microsoft was announced, many felt betrayed and worried about their future, but after having heard and assisted a number of workshops at the Nokia Developer Day at this years Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, earlier this month, their outlook towards the new ecosystem has taken a 180 degree turn and are now looking at the proposed partnership with a lot more enthusiasm, recognising the potential it will bring them in the coming months."
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by niemau on Mon 28th Feb 2011 16:19 UTC
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If you want to know how people really feel, dive into the comments on, or take a gander at It's blatantly obvious that Nokia's existing developer base is livid, and Nokia's existing customer base is pretty fed up, too.

Largely, the only developers excited about this are people that weren't part of Nokia's developer ecosystem to begin with. Likewise, most of the consumers that are excited about this have no sense of brand loyalty to Nokia. That may get some new users that happen to be interested in WP7, but they sure as hell aren't going to look at Nokia any differently than any other Microsoft OEM.

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