Samsung: un accordo con Nokia
Da alcune indiscrezioni pare che Samsung abbia firmato un accordo con Nokia per ottenere la licenza della piattaforma software "Series 60" di Nokia:
"[...] Samsung has been the only significant brand to sign-up for rival
Microsoft's SmartPhone platform, and it represents a major breakthrough for
Nokia in establishing its credentials as a software licensing company. The Series
60 deal could mark a turning point in the battered fortunes of Symbian, as the
UI, formerly known as "Pearl", runs on top of the Symbian OS. The Korean giant's
expertise in building CDMA phones gives the anti-Microsoft camp a major boost
in the US market.
But the announcement of Ericsson/Sony's P800 imaging smartphone earlier today helps deflate the Redmond spin that Symbian is all but a distant outpost of the Nokia empire these days. While it's true that the Finns do call many of the shots, it doesn't follow that the rest of the industry has shunned the platform. Far from it. Sony has its own "Stork" Symbian based smartphone in the pipeline, and is already introducing Sony technology into the P800 successor, "Linnea 2"; and Motorola has based its Paragon smartphone on Symbian too.
Smartphones have always been interesting in their own right: they're very personal converged data devices; but politically, they pitch Microsoft's most two powerful antagonists - Nokia and Sony - in opposition, and neither opponent needs to give Redmond any quarter. A twenty-strong team of Samsung engineers has been working on the smartphone since late last year, we understand."
Fonte: The Register