"Announced at the beginning of this year's Mobile World Congress
(MWC), the partnership between Microsoft and Nokia will see smart
phones from the Finnish manufacturer running the Windows Phone 7
operating system; but this has apparently left users of KDE, the
Unix and Linux desktop, feeling insecure. Reassurance has come in
the form of a blog entry by Cornelius Schumacher, President of the
KDE board of directors: he states that KDE development will
continue on the basis of the C++ framework, Qt.
"Users became concerned about the future of Qt because, with
Nokia moving over to Windows Phone 7, this would leave Qt only
being used for development for the Symbian platform."