Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Feb 2012 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless How many N9's did Nokia sell, and how many Lumias did Nokia sell? It's an interesting thing to ponder, because estimates by Tomi T. Ahonen seem to indicate that, despite decidedly undermarketing the thing, the N9 faired considerably better in the marketplace than the Lumia did.
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Way Too Early to Tell
by ToddB on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 19:53 UTC
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2012-01-25

N9 has been out for quite a while. Phone addicts from everywhere were able to buy up unlocked versions from Amazon and places like that. This is a true linux phone of same vein as n900 so this phone definitely had a following. The Lumia's haven't been out long at all, lots of people are deciding to skip first generation and looking for something more akin to specs of N9 which for us stateside, closest thing will be Lumia on AT&T in April. I have been considering Lumia 710 on T-Mobile, but also kind of waiting for announcements.

Yes Android is "Linux", but maemo/meego has been able to run true native linux applications for a long time. Had firefox running on it years ago. Android have to use java bootloader, and then use NDK to load C++ libraries, doable but a royal pain. Kind of sucks that Android won out on phone based linux front.

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