Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jun 2011 20:14 UTC, submitted by vivainio
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia may have gone with Windows Phone 7 for its future smartphone operating system, but until then, we now have the Nokia N9 to look at. Yes, a beautiful, top-of-the-line Nokia smartphone which runs MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan - but isn't this thing kind of a dead end? Also announced: the even prettier Nokia N950 Meego 1.2 developer device - only available to a limited number of developers. Sure to become a collectors' item.
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RE: Dead-end how-so?
by Praxis on Tue 21st Jun 2011 22:38 UTC in reply to "Dead-end how-so?"
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Its a dead end because Nokia execs keep calling it a dead end. All Elop has been saying is WP7 WP7 WP7 since February. He pretty much said that all of our products suck and WP7 is the future of the company. But oh by the way those aren't ready yet so please buy our symbian and meego phones, they are completely unrelated to WP7 and have incompatable app ecosystems but you should still buy them anyway for some reason.

I have no faith in Nokia's commitment to non-WP7 platforms, because the top brass of the company has shown nothing but disdain for them. All we've had saying otherwise are company blog posts from the QT, Meego and Symbian teams basically saying 'we aren't dead yet' and not much else. But really would they be allowed to say anything else. What will Nokia be saying once they finally ship a WP7 device and don't have to worry about killing interest in their other product lines anymore. It will take more than a token product release to fill a gaping hole in their release schudule for me to trust them again.

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