Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Oct 2011 20:38 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Sources tell us that Nokia is developing a Linux-based replacement for its S40 phones, called Meltemi. The news was leaked, accurately, by the Wall Street Journal last week. Now we can confirm it. The thinking is that a Linux-based replacement for S40 will allow developers to tap into proven development tools - and Qt. The April memo referred to Meltemi as a platform for 'rich Featurephones' and stated that development will be centered in Ulm, Germany. There's no U-turn, however. Meltemi had been long-been touted as a richer successor to S40. Windows phones will occupy the budget smartphone segment, not Linux."
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Linux on current S40 hardware ?
by Neolander on Wed 5th Oct 2011 21:16 UTC
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"And so, the mobile market reached a point where getting a smooth GUI or a day of moderate use out of a cellphone with a full battery was a thing for rich peoples only."

--Tomorrow's tech history books ?

Edited 2011-10-05 21:21 UTC

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