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Nokia Abandons Linux?

In a move which surprised many Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop is betting the house on Microsoft to power its new generation of smart phones coming in 2012. The big question is why?

Speculation is the lack of a MeeGo mobile “app store” although mobile software developer Alien Dalvik plans to deliver a solution to permit Android apps to run on MeeGo later this year. Not as strong as Apple or Google, the Windows Phone Marketplace passed the 20k threshold about a month ago and offers strong support for the Windows phone platform.

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