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Bloomberg has today revealed that two people with knowledge of the terms regarding the Nokia/Microsoft Partnership announced in Mobile World Congress 2011 earlier last month, have stated that Microsoft will pay Nokia around $1 billion to promote and develop Windows Phone-based handsets as part of their smartphone software agreement. Hit the jump to find out more.

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Digia has announced that it is set to acquire the Qt commercial licensing and services business from Nokia. Through the proposed acquisition, around 3500 desktop and embedded customer companies from various industries are targeted to be transferred to Digia, with the transaction expected to close by the end of March 2011. Hit the jump to find out more.

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Check out these video’s after the break from Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona where first, Microsoft’s Matt Bencke, General Manager for Windows Phone and Marketplace, talks about the nature and opportunities in developing for the Nokia/Microsoft ecosystem. This is followed by the reaction of developers, who weigh in on the planned partnership giving their honest opinions, and explain what exactly the news means for them, and how it will effect their immediate and long term future.

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Services Marketing Manager, Bill Perry from Forum Nokia discusses the future of Qt developers and how they will still play important part despite Nokia’s future plans. He also states that the transition to Windows Phone development will be made as easy as possible, with the right development tools. Find out more about the finer details, the future for developers and the reasons for the decisions made in the video after the break.

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