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[2]: Comment by frood
by Daniel Borgmann on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 13:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by frood"
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N950 and N9 run essentially the same software (which is the point of course), so I think it has to be said that both are equally "open".

The truth is, that it's probably not as open as the N900. It is based on an open source stack (including GUI libraries), but most applications and the home UI stack won't be open.

On the other hand you can "jailbreak" your phone by flipping a switch, and you could replace all the closed parts with open source alternatives while retaining compatibility.

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