Linked by Amy Bennett on Wed 16th Mar 2011 22:31 UTC
Qt When Microsoft and Nokia announced Nokia's move to Windows Phone 7, most people assumed the worst for Nokia's stewardship of the open source Qt, and indeed the company quickly sold its Qt licensing interests to Digia. But it looks like the company still has plans for Qt - and for the Symbian OS. Aaron Seigo, a Qt hacker employed by Nokia, told blogger Brian Proffitt that "Nokia is predicting over 150 million Symbian devices still to come" and "I think they've underestimated the longevity of Symbian".
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RE[2]: Underestimate?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 17th Mar 2011 15:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Underestimate?"
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Mid End : Something that costs the same as a smart phone but isn't as good (software or hardware wise). Primarily purchased by people on the basis of the colour of the phone, and the lack of understanding of the phones available.

It used to be different in Europe than the states and maybe it still is, but a phone that's 3G capable is required to be used with a monthly data plan, without any consideration of it being "mid end" or "high end". With various sales and what not, there really isn't a significant difference in price when bought on contract.


Some overall worse phones are still bought due to legacy compatibility reasons. There are enterprise blackberry apps, and just die hard users that still get them. Plus some still use Win mobile 6 devices for apps unavailable on other platforms. So its not completely trivial when people buy a worse phone for the same amount of money.

Edited 2011-03-17 15:34 UTC

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RE[3]: Underestimate?
by Neolander on Thu 17th Mar 2011 16:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Underestimate?"
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Around here at least, this equivalence between mid-end and high-end is only true if you're ready to ditch ~40€/month in a phone contract.

For someone who can find good enough plans for ~20€/month, we're talking about saving 480 euros on the duration of a 24-month contract. That's quite a lot of money. In many situations, buying a phone with a contract based on the idea that it is cheaper *at purchase time* is deception. It's the same trick as bank credit : the numbers are smaller, but in the end you pay more.

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