Akhirnya Jadi Kenyataan: Nokia Akan Beralih Menjadikan Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Sebagai Sistem Operasi Utama. Dan Symbian Akan Mati Secara Perlahan…!!!

Posted: 11 February 2011 in Android, Candybar, Design/Type, Form Factor, iOS, Manufacturer, Nokia, Operating System, QWERTY, Slider, Smartphone, Symbian, Symbian Foundation, Symbian S60, Touchscreen, Windows Phone
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nokia-microsoft-charrt-150Rumor yang sangat santer beredar beberapa hari terakhir ini − bahwa Nokia akan mulai menggunakan sistem operasi selain Symbian dan MeeGo − diperkuat pula dengan sebuah memo yang mengejutkan dari CEO Nokia Stephen Elop, ternyata akhirnya menjadi kenyataan. Bahkan kenyataan yang terjadi ternyata lebih hebat daripada rumornya itu sendiri.

Jika pada rumor sebelumnya banyak yang menduga bahwa Nokia akan mulai menggunakan sistem operasi Windows Phone 7 besutan Microsoft sebagai alternatif dari Symbian dan MeeGo untuk produk smartphone-nya, yang terjadi hari ini adalah kenyataan bahwa Nokia dan Microsoft akan menjalin kerja sama dalam menjadikan Windows Phone 7 sebagai sistem operasi utama untuk produk smartphone Nokia! Bahkan pengembangan produk smartphone Nokia berikutnya tidak hanya sekedar menggunakan Windows Phone 7 sebagai sistem operasi utama saja, tetapi juga mencakup integrasi Nokia dengan Xbox Live, Bing, dan produk-produk Microsoft lainnya. Dari Nokia, sumbangan untuk Microsoft adalah Ovi Maps, yang akan menjadi basis layanan mapping dari Microsoft dan akan diintegrasikan juga dengan Bing, mesin pencari andalan Microsoft.

Apa arti dari semua ini? Hal ini berarti Symbian − yang menjadi sistem operasi andalan dan kebanggaan Nokia selama ini − akan dikesampingkan, dan MeeGo akan layu sebelum berkembang. Symbian pun hanya akan dipertahankan selama tahun ini saja untuk kemudian akan menghilang secara perlahan dan akhirnya harus mengucapkan selamat tinggal pada dunia yang selama ini membesarkannya tetapi juga sekaligus telah menjatuhkannya. Betapa kejamnya persaingan bisnis saat ini, bahkan perusahaan sekaliber Nokia pun akhirnya menjadi korban kekejaman tersebut.

Blame it to iOS and Android, Nokia?

Video berikut ini adalah rekaman pengumuman kerjasama Nokia dengan Microsoft tersebut yang berlangsung hari ini dalam acara Nokia Capital’s Markets Day di London.

Dan press release berikut dikutip dari Nokia Conversations :

Open Letter from CEO Stephen Elop, Nokia and CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft

GLOBAL – Today in London, our two companies announced plans for a broad strategic partnership that combines the respective strengths of our companies and builds a new global mobile ecosystem. The partnership increases our scale, which will result in significant benefits for consumers, developers, mobile operators and businesses around the world. We both are incredibly excited about the journey we are on together.

While the specific details of the deal are being worked out, here’s a quick summary of what we are working towards:

• Nokia will adopt Windows Phone as its primary smartphone strategy, innovating on top of the platform in areas such as imaging, where Nokia is a market leader.

• Nokia will help drive and define the future of Windows Phone. Nokia will contribute its expertise on hardware design, language support, and help bring Windows Phone to a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies.

• Nokia and Microsoft will closely collaborate on development, joint marketing initiatives and a shared development roadmap to align on the future evolution of mobile products.

• Bing will power Nokia’s search services across Nokia devices and services, giving customers access to Bing’s next generation search capabilities. Microsoft adCenter will provide search advertising services on Nokia’s line of devices and services.

• Nokia Maps will be a core part of Microsoft’s mapping services. For example, Maps would be integrated with Microsoft’s Bing search engine and adCenter advertising platform to form a unique local search and advertising experience.

• Nokia’s extensive operator billing agreements will make it easier for consumers to purchase Nokia Windows Phone services in countries where credit-card use is low.

• Microsoft development tools will be used to create applications to run on Nokia Windows Phones, allowing developers to easily leverage the ecosystem’s global reach.

• Microsoft will continue to invest in the development of Windows Phone and cloud services so customers can do more with their phone, across their work and personal lives.

• Nokia’s content and application store will be integrated with Microsoft Marketplace for a more compelling consumer experience.

We each bring incredible assets to the table. Nokia’s history of innovation in the hardware space, global hardware scale, strong history of intellectual property creation and navigation assets are second to none. Microsoft is a leader in software and services; the company’s incredible expertise in platform creation forms the opportunity for its billions of customers and millions of partners to get more out of their devices.

Together, we have some of the world’s most admired brands, including Windows, Office, Bing, Xbox Live, NAVTEQ and Nokia. We also have a shared understanding of what it takes to build and sustain a mobile ecosystem, which includes the entire experience from the device to the software to the applications, services and the marketplace.

Today, the battle is moving from one of mobile devices to one of mobile ecosystems, and our strengths here are complementary. Ecosystems thrive when they reach scale, when they are fueled by energy and innovation and when they provide benefits and value to each person or company who participates. This is what we are creating; this is our vision; this is the work we are driving from this day forward.

There are other mobile ecosystems. We will disrupt them.

There will be challenges. We will overcome them.

Success requires speed. We will be swift.

Together, we see the opportunity, and we have the will, the resources and the drive to succeed.

Sumber-sumber dan berita terkait:

Dari Engadget :
Nokia: Symbian and MeeGo not dead yet, still shipping this year (updated)
Nokia and Microsoft enter strategic alliance on Windows Phone, Bing, Xbox Live and more
Nokia tells investors that 2011 and 2012 will be ‘transition years’
Nokia to developers: no Qt for Windows Phone development
Stephen Elop: There will be ‘substantial reductions in employment’ inside Nokia
Nokia Q&A reveals more MeeGo details and tablet plans — says Android ‘risk of commodification was very high’
RIP: Symbian
Nokia will be able to customize ‘everything’ in Windows Phone 7, but likely won’t
Nokia posts video of Microsoft partnership announcement online

Dari Nokia Conversations :
Open Letter from CEO Stephen Elop, Nokia and CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft
Welcome to the Third Ecosystem
Mobile Phones: The Next Billion
Ask Steve and Stephen
Nokia Strategy and Financial Briefing
Five reasons to get excited about a Microsoft partnership

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