Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by Mbg
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sorry for the delay in writing a story about this, but here we finally are: Nokia's MeeGo (or Maemo or whatever it's called this hour) is getting its successor. Yes, MeeGo, the short-lived but beloved platform running on the unicorn phone, the Nokia N9, will continue onwards in a slightly different form. Its new home? Jolla - a company formed by former Nokia chief operating officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo at Nokia since 2006.
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RE[2]: Maemo on the N900
by Radio on Wed 11th Jul 2012 12:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Maemo on the N900"
Radio
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I personally prefer resistive screens. There's environmental factors (capacitive screens are not fun to deal with in the cold)

This. And robustness. And the use of a stylus to draw chinese characters.

Don't forget that Nokia was not an american-, not even a european-centered company. They always took a global point of view when designing a device (hence their excellent reception, multi-band radios, and localization).

That was part of the reason they dismissed the iPhone. They couldn't imagine people would accept a phone you cannot use with your gloves on. Or that people would type on a cramped software full keyboard instead of a T9.

Edited 2012-07-11 12:48 UTC

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