Nokia Windows Phone 7 'Will Not' Support Qt for Windows Phone Development

Following, the announcement of Nokia-Microsoft strategic partnership on Windows 7 Phone, Nokia has sent a letter to its beleaguered developers saying, "Qt will continue to be the development framework for its Symbian and MeeGo, but for Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices, '"Qt will not be supported."Microsoft will provide its free Windows Phone Developer Tools (Visual […]

Following, the announcement of Nokia-Microsoft strategic partnership on Windows 7 Phone, Nokia has sent a letter to its beleaguered developers saying, "Qt will continue to be the development framework for its Symbian and MeeGo, but for Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices, '"Qt will not be supported."

Microsoft will provide its free Windows Phone Developer Tools (Visual Studio 2010, Expression, Silverlight and the XNA Framework) to developers interested in developing for Nokia Windows 7 Phones while providing "guidance" to anyone wishing to port their apps to WP7."

In the letter, Nokia says that it plans to sell 150 million more Symbian phones -- but presumably, after that, the transition to Windows Phone will be complete and Symbian will die a quiet and ignoble death. MeeGo, the open-source smartphone OS, will still make an appearance later this year -- and yes, it will run Qt apps.

Here's the completed letter:

[tags]qt,meego.smartphone os,cellphones,alliance,patnership,winp,wp7[/tags]

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