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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I'm lucky
by quique on Wed 30th Mar 2011 10:10 UTC
quique
Member since:
2005-07-07

I'm lucky. I was really excited about Meego, so much I had started learning Qt, and intended to base my Bachelor's Degree Final Project on it.

Fortunately, the Nokia-WP7 announcement came when I just had started, so I didn't lose too much.

Instead of investing time and effort on a dying environment, I'm now happily learning the Android platform.

In the future, Nokia's suicide will be studied at business schools...

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RE: I'm lucky
by ebasconp on Wed 30th Mar 2011 13:10 in reply to "I'm lucky"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Though Nokia left the "burning platform", as someone wrote somewhere, the platform [Qt] right now is "burning brighter than ever" ;)

Learn Qt, do something for Meego... Intel is still promoting it; C++ is more challenging to learn than Java and Qt is the right framework not just for mobile development, but for desktop development too.

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RE: I'm lucky
by dsmogor on Thu 31st Mar 2011 14:37 in reply to "I'm lucky"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

WP7 will die only in case of 2 events:
- WP8 announcement
- MS demise.

MS will never ever let mobile market go away.
It's no doubt WP{whatever} will some day become successfull sharing hefty part of the market.
It's only painfull to see MS raping Europe (once) greatest tech company to provide them an easy path.

Edited 2011-03-31 14:43 UTC

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