Linked by Cymro on Thu 21st Jan 2010 22:35 UTC
Apple It's the most hyped device of the moment, a device that nobody has laid eyes on without an NDA death-grip. While rumour and speculation escalate (sometimes giving way to apathy), little has leaked out of Cupertino. But nobody seems to be asking whether this tablet thing will be successful or not.
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RE[6]: How...
by jptros on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 19:59 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: How..."
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I had a nokia n770 several years ago and I've always understood it and its predecessors including the maemo platform to be for R&D with a plus side that consumer/hobbyists like myself could pick up. I don't see any room for disappointment about them fading away fast or being hard to update or even getting newer builds of maemo for the devices.

Nokia gave a recent glimpse of what's to come for symbian and how they plan on bringing it up to speed with competing mobile offerings; point being that maemo isn't their primary concern and doesn't appear to be their future platform for mainstream mobile devices (at least not back then and still not now).

For what it's worth, I've always thought the maemo devices were pretty cool but they have always been sort of hobbyist or special interest devices rather than something they wanted to market at the general public going out and buying cell phones and or other forms of mobile devices.

Source on the info about what's to come for symbian:

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