Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember back when Nokia jumped to Windows Phone 7, abandoning all other platforms and future directions? Remember Elop's infamous 'burning platform' memo was coveniently 'leaked' to the web? Remember how Elop claimed Windows Phone 7 was the only way forward, since nothing else inside the company would be ready for prime time soon enough? Remember how I thought this was a very good and sane decision? Well, the first reviews of what will be the only MeeGo handset from Nokia (the N9) are in, and well... To whoever decided to go WP7 and ditch MeeGo: I don't like you. To myself: I'm an idiot for arguing this was a good idea.
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Except, that would be selling the platform short by a country mile.

Also, providing a VM isn't a magic sticking plaster. What would be the reason to buy an N9 over a Galaxy 2S? There's nothing really compelling and the user interface is really something that might be recreated if it comes down to it. My N810 is now sporting a N900 style Maemo5 task display and app launcher. It's pretty well implemented and there's no reason that the Meego UI can't be aped on another platform if it comes to that.

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