I was on a plane somewhere over Quebec when the whole Microsoft/Nokia partnership went down. For those who missed it: Nokia has partnered with Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 their smartphone platform of choice, effectively killing off Nokia’s involvement with both the Symbian and MeeGo platforms.
In a personal blog post, Ari Jaaksi — the man who lead the MeeGo project at Nokia until he left for Palm in October of last year — touched in on the matter:
On another note, I worry about my old friends a lot. I’m sad to see they no longer trust they can make a difference. They’ve given up and given away their passion. Sorry, that ain’t gonna work. You must believe in yourself and what you are up to, and you must believe you can change the world. That’s the only way I know. All the best, though.