A day to remember: Nokia finally let Qt go

If you don’t know Qt: it is a remarkable piece of software that enables software developers to write a single programm and deploy it on the most important platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux) giving the developer the ultimate freedom.

In 2008 Nokia bought Qt from Trolltech but in 2011 Nokia started a partnership with Microsoft and they hope to become #1 in the cell phone market again – maybe they still haven’t heard about Iphone and Android.

Now CEO Elrop finally recognized that he can’t be in bed with Microsoft and develop a cross platform application framework and sold Qt. Wow. It took you so long?

Bad for Nokia but good for all of us. We need choices, not monopoly.

Nokia N900 – the IPhone killer?

Nokia has announced their new cell phone flagship, the Nokia N900. It is the first smartphone developed by Nokia that uses software based on the open-source Linux platform and will be available in October. It features:

  • touchscreen with 800 × 480 pixel
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 32GB of storage expandable up to 48GB
  • high speed and multi tasking
  • GPS receiver and maps
  • USB, WLAN, Bluetooth, TV, headphone, FM sender