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  • #31
    Originally posted by Nevertime View Post
    What would be their plan b? Port android to intel chips?
    I think they have already begun doing this... Google TV (Android) runs on intel. And their are intel Android tablets already announced on the horizon.

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    • #32
      http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/taken-aback.html

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Nevertime View Post
        Reading up on this it does look like there was recent warning signs... analists saying nokia didnt have the weight or money to make meego a success and recommending a microsoft deal.
        Analyst monkeys. That probably explains everything. Especially the lunacy part.

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        • #34
          Afaik apart from employing foss developers nokia also outsourced development in a number of companies that contributed to foss

          i am afraid that this will have an impact on the development of a number of projects


          also its bad for the people that will lose their jobs

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          • #35
            Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
            What do you mean by that?
            What's the point of Nokia purchasing Qt? That's a good question.
            On its own, there is certainly a point about Qt, namely it is by far the best multi-platform toolkit out there.
            I hope that this crap doesn't hurt Qt.
            Well, looks like it'll hurt! (http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/11/n...s-phone-devel/)
            When they using WinPhone 7 for their entire fleet, and go VStudio for developing software, then bye2 Qt.

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            • #36
              Its karma
              Mubarak resigned and democracy in egypt.
              Mircosoft grips hold of linux and boots it off smartphones.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Nevertime View Post
                Its still such a big part of intel stratagy I dont see them giving up on it yet. What would be their plan b?
                I hope their plan b is: ship MeeGo without Nokia.
                They bought Infineon after all, so they technically don't need Nokia to build a phone.
                Perhaps they did so because they knew in advance that Nokia was quitting.

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                • #38
                  Nokia workers on Symbian/Meego seemed to have walked out in protest: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/11/n...ands-walk-out/

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                  • #39
                    Haha... It's comical.. Life, it is..
                    To saw a giant company doing this kind of sh*t without thinking.. Some analyst said.. and they executed it right away, haha...
                    But, Nokia, prove-me-wrong.

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                    • #40
                      Competing with android and iphone OS with windows phone 7 in the near future is a dream. It will take too much time for nokia and developers to adapt microsoft environment. Google and other android users will benefit from this by recruiting developers that nokia fire. Its nokia's death certificate signed by nokia.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by t.s. View Post
                        Well, looks like it'll hurt! (http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/11/n...s-phone-devel/)
                        When they using WinPhone 7 for their entire fleet, and go VStudio for developing software, then bye2 Qt.
                        Yes. The ONLY slight winner here is MS. They only have upside. If it works, even a bit, they will get _some_ market share in a market they had been losing pretty spectacularly. If it doesn't, they still keep the 3% market share they had today, and they will have sold a lot of new licenses to nokia.

                        Again, this is an MS alumnus fsking his new company to benefit his old company. Someone explain to me what Nokia's board was smoking when they brought this man in. I demand some of that

                        To top it off, if you haven't seen the "burning platform" leaked memo from that clown, please do. Way to show leadership, a panicky email to all your workforce. And push them all to the frigid arctic waters. Hey, what do you know, maybe a few will survive. But the real as***les have golden parachutes.

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                        • #42
                          That's really quite sad, for both Qt and MeeGo. But on the bright side, neither can be killed off even if Nokia suddenly disappeared off the face of the Earth. Meanwhile, we can only hope that everything will turn out well with or without them and wait.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Nevertime View Post
                            Its karma
                            Mubarak resigned and democracy in egypt.
                            Mircosoft grips hold of linux and boots it off smartphones.
                            Wait, isn't this the opposite of karma? Don't you mean like "It's the law of equilibrium"? When one thing improves, another one has to get ruined.

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                            • #44
                              Idiots @ Nokia.
                              I find no different word for this.

                              They should have teamed up with Android - both are linux-based, android goes via javascript, Nokia binds js to qt and its done.

                              But no, they unite with dirty monopoly, remove all past innovations, do great blow to all Qt developers worldwide and refuse from future.

                              They are either on drugs or born stupid, I'm glad I didn't purchase Nokia phone yet, although I planned.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
                                Wait, isn't this the opposite of karma? Don't you mean like "It's the law of equilibrium"? When one thing improves, another one has to get ruined.
                                Lets burn down microsoft to the ground and improve linux as desktop and gaming.

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