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A large number of employees left Nokia after they hopped in bed with Windows. I heard that the number is in the thousands, but perhaps that's hearsay...
This is where the GPL shows its importance. When Attachmate acquired Novell, the GPL kept many valuable pieces of software safe. If they had been under the BSD license, that may not have been the case.
Nokia is still planning to sell and support ~150 million phones with Symbian/Qt, and to put a MeeGo device on the market this year. So they will continue using Qt for the foreseeable future, even tho it is no longer at the center of their software strategy.
So yes, Qt development may slow down somewhat, but I don't think we have to fear for its future. If Qt has no use any longer for Nokia, they will probably sell it. As it's a solid platform, there should be enough interest from other companies to continue using and developing it. And otherwise the community (be it KDE or a separate organization) could take over or fork it, since it is LGPL/GPL licensed.
It's a pity we won't see wider use of Qt on smartphones (I thought that was a promising development, but Nokia failed to deliver there), but that will hardly, if at all, impact its use on the desktop.