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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Nokia's Future...
by TemporalBeing on Tue 29th Mar 2011 18:43 UTC
TemporalBeing
Member since:
2007-08-22

Honestly, WP7 is going to be just a small pothole in the future of Nokia. Expect to see that they'll deliver a couple WP7 phones and the sales won't do well compared to non-WP7 phones. Then expect them to pick up Android in its place, or at least continue offering Meego/Maemo and (yes) Symbian phones. Symbian is not likely going to go any where no matter how much money Microsoft tosses at Nokia.

No one has seen enough of Meego/Maemo to say whether it will succeed or not; but Android would be an easy thing for them to pick up if they needed to.

So it's just a small road bump in their history. One that Nokia accepted $1Billion to ride over.

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RE: Nokia's Future...
by leech on Tue 29th Mar 2011 22:39 in reply to "Nokia's Future..."
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

I was thinking about this very thing yesterday.

Seriously, if you read between the lines "we plan on coming out with a few WP7 phones this year" and "MeeGo is going to be for our next 'distruption'" Really always kind of sounded to me like they were basically saying "well, we're not able to get MeeGo out the door soon enough, and we want something that is sensational and makes the world all say a collective 'WTF?' to get ourselves noticed again!"

Then BLAM! Out comes the new MeeGo phone. Nothing else makes (logical) sense. I mean what are they going to do, kill off their bread and butter (Symbian and Qt) and release another 'test' phone for MeeGo and just go with WP7? They would have no low to midrange phones, have to depend on Microsoft for any updates, and basically deficate on all of their developers / supporters.

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RE[2]: Nokia's Future...
by dsmogor on Thu 31st Mar 2011 14:34 in reply to "RE: Nokia's Future..."
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Given the overarching services and ecosystem tune I woudln't be so optimistic. Elop seemed to suggest that it's the service revenue sharing with MS that they bet the company future on and the phones would only be bearer of that. Surely this could be extended to other platform than WP7 but I doubt MS would be happy to allow that.

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