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: