ComputerActive Online: Microsoft Loses Out to Open Source

[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software, one of its major partners has withdrawn from the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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