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ComputerActive Online: Microsoft Loses Out to Open Source

Nov 08, 2002, 14:30 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Iain Thomson)

[Editor's Note: According to another report on this at MSNBC, Microsoft is a minority owner of Sendo, which makes this switch all the more dramatic. -BKP]

"Less than a month after Microsoft launched its Smartphone software, one of its major partners has withdrawn from the programme and defected to the open source community.

"UK-based mobile phone manufacturer Sendo has announced that it has licensed Nokia's Series 60 Platform, which sits on top of the Symbian operating system.

"Sendo had been developing the Z100 Stinger smartphone with Microsoft, and has missed several launch deadlines. All work on the device has now been abandoned..."

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