Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 00:04 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Speaking of Nokia - Engadget got their hands on what is supposedly an internal memo sent to Nokia employees by the company's new CEO. It's... Brutal. As in, brutally honest. There's no sugar-coating here, no unicorns, no glitter. "Nokia, our platform is burning." Update: Android is probably out of the question. Will it be Windows Phone 7, after all? Damn; Palm tonight, Nokia Friday - what a week for mobile! Update: The "Communities Dominate Brands" blog published an in-depth analysis of the memo, which claims with sound arguments that it might well be a hoax.
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True, I was thinking Intel keeps Meego as the most open OS and closest to a standard Linux distro. Someone else builds hardware and ships it with Meego and open hardware drivers.

The Maemo community has something to migrate too. The mobile market retains at least one open option with a sane software distribution.

For me, the reason I stopped carrying a PDA was because my mobile phone finally included a real OS that offered an upgrade to my phone/PDA combinations. I mean, i really did try to find an Android phone before lucking into a reasonable price on an N900 (another reason Nokia's in sht; didn't ship the N900 to more markets at a more reasonable price). Every Android phone I looked at seriously had some deal breaker involved; usually the result of OEM implementation (wtf? enabling root shell is not a single package download that works on any Android device?). Google's overbearing need to consume and own all my information didn't help much either.

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