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Beginning Nokia Apps Development: QT and HTML5 for Symbian and MeeGo by Daniel Zucker, Ray Rischpater

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Chapter 1. Introducing Nokia's Software Platform

One of the world's largest providers of smartphones, Nokia is at the heart of a global ecosystem of devices, services, and applications. With this success comes diversity. A handset that sells successfully in the United States or Europe may be too expensive to sell in developing markets, and a phone inexpensive enough in developing markets may seem primitive by the standards in Europe or the United States. This diversity can lead to fragmentation; fortunately, Nokia is well aware of this and responds to the threat of fragmentation with software development platforms that span product lines.

In this chapter, we take a brief look at Nokia's hardware and software platforms. Once you understand the platforms ...

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