Re: [NTLK] Nokia buys Troltech

From: Jon Glass <>
Date: Mon Jan 28 2008 - 13:06:44 EST

On Jan 28, 2008 6:40 PM, Woody Smith <> wrote:
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Thanks Woody (and others!)

My take on this (first thoughts). Well, this is Nokia's answer to
Google's Android and Apple's OS X on iPhone. It also spells the
death-knell to Symbian.

Perversely, it also puts Nokia in an awkward position. Their internet
tablets run on GTK+ (Gnome) which is like the mortal enemy of KDE, and
Nokia just added the Mozilla browser to their tablets--which is in
contrast to the KHTML/Webkit used in KDE/QT... Very fascinating! Hard
to say how this will all play out--shame it won't help our beloved
Newton. :-( (Wonder if we will still be able to run Einstein on the
next gen tablet?)

Oh, one more thing... Wonder how Nokia will respond if competitors
start putting the open-source QT or KDE stuff on their phones? ;-)

 -Jon Glass
Krakow, Poland
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