Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Mar 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by JCinSpain
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm still reeling from the unrivalled epicness and awesomeness that is Sucker Punch in IMAX (just got home - do not miss this film), but now I'm back to boring old reality where we apparently care about pieces of plastic that go beep. So, anywho. The deal between Nokia and Microsoft has many Symbian and Qt developers worry about the future of their platforms. To address these concerns, Purnima Kochikar, vice president of Forum Nokia, has published an open letter describing Nokia's plans for Symbian, Qt, and Java for Series 40 devices. While the letter doesn't deliver any hard dates, the transition phase to Windows Phone 7 is set to 2011/2012.
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Pimped and primped...
by mfaudzinr on Tue 29th Mar 2011 04:51 UTC
mfaudzinr
Member since:
2008-02-13

Pimped now primped up to be purchased by ... M$ - not so far fetched. Most probably that was the plan all along. I think Microsoft is definitely shopping for mobile hardware company. Now it's just playing the waiting game. Like a comodo dragon, after the 1st bite, let the poison do its wonders, then death - bon appetit!!!

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RE: Pimped and primped...
by milliamp on Tue 29th Mar 2011 09:30 in reply to "Pimped and primped..."
milliamp Member since:
2011-03-29

Nokia has already moved to Windows Mobile and is paying Microsoft for the rights to do it.

Why buy the company when they already have the keys to the place?

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RE[2]: Pimped and primped...
by mfaudzinr on Tue 29th Mar 2011 11:04 in reply to "RE: Pimped and primped..."
mfaudzinr Member since:
2008-02-13

Eh... Isn't it the other way round, Microsoft paying Nokia for the rights to play in their sand pit? Nokia's to pay the license per phone sold?

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