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[3]: Dead-end how-so?
by Praxis on Tue 21st Jun 2011 23:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Dead-end how-so?"
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It does bring up an interesting point though. I wonder how many people that are not Apple customers buy a phone based on the notion that there will be a next.x release of the same phone when either their contract expires or they next want to upgrade (in six months lol!)

Its not just about the hardware, its the ecosystem. Sure its nice to know that you'll be getting updates, and its even nicer to know that you'll be able to upgrade to a familiar device later on. But its mostly about the apps, and games, you can't forget the games because smartphone are primarly entertainment devices these days. But if developers doubt your commitment to the platform, why will they develop for it. Very few people will want a smartphone if it doesn't have the apps they are used to. Are many developers still interested in Meego know that they know Nokia won't be throwing all its muscle behind it. Its a side project at best now.

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