Nokia and open source - A trial by fire
Feb 25, 2011, 14:33 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Hillesley)
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"Richard Hillesley has a look at Nokia's curious
relationship with open source, finds out where it all went wrong
and has a conversation with a survivor of its effects.
"Nokia's partnership with Microsoft is remarkable for any number
of reasons. Windows Phone 7 is shiny and new and has had good and
bad reviews, but is still unproven. Microsoft has no great record
in the market for mobile devices, and the market for such devices
is characterised by short product life-cycles and shorter
"Last year's gizmo is already obsolete and the margins are slim.
Memory, battery life and processing power remain precious
commodities, and mobile operating systems have to be adaptable and
parsimonious with RAM."