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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 time-to-market.

"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."

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