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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RE[2]: qt developers
by zima on Thu 6th Oct 2011 21:15 UTC in reply to "RE: qt developers"
zima
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So how come iPhone was called a smartphone during its first year, but not the phones on Nokia S40 (only the most widespread mobile platform on the planet, has many 3rd party j2me apps and "appstores") or Sony Ericsson A200 platform? (this one even has full multitasking of j2me apps)

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