It's just sensible...
... that Nokia tries to get all innocent bystanders off the burning platform(s).
You may think Nokia needs to keep all the app developers it can muster loyal to the company - but last week it terminated VIP privileges for a star Symbian programmer. Nokia has since changed its mind. The brains behind the highly regarded Gravity application, Jan Ole Suhr, was one of a number of Symbian coders who discovered …
There seems to be a common theme where Symbian related announcements are concerned - announce that something is dead or cancelled then immediately backtrack on the decision once the "unforseen" and "unexpected" negative public opinion floods in, which quells the adverse media coverage, but by then the damage has been done (and the intent of the original announcement thus achieved).
It's hard to imagine these being genuine mistakes given the level of incompetence required.
Cancelling (then reinstating) the Symbian Champions has now very effectively (and slyly) got the message out there that Symbian developers are no longer welcome at Nokia, without actually saying as much.
Anyone thinking of buying or supporting the 808 PureView will probably now be having second thoughts. It's utterly bizarre how Nokia conspire to undermine their own products in this way.
>He notes that a stable development kit and software interfaces are still missing in action.
Wow its really looking grim for Nokia then. For Microsoft they will be ah darn another failed platform/technology (WM, Kin, Silverlight) we will abandon and use as a tax write off to offset the billions that continue to roll in off Windows/Office. Nokia is learning why Sendo is no longer with us.
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