Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:15 UTC, submitted by Panajev
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The GNOME foundation and the LiMo group announced a partnership to help push Linux forward in the consumer field. The only notice that anyone has seem to have taken is mockery. So why can someone announce some dedication to promoting open source software in the mobile space and generate no enthusiasm in the mobile space? Android.
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RE[2]: ? - Nokia?
by Windows Sucks on Fri 30th Jul 2010 14:46 UTC in reply to "RE: ? - Nokia?"
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

Between Symbian and Maemo which merged with Limo renaming to Meego, I bet Nokia is at least one vendor who will use something other than Android or WinMobile.


Yeah I see them doing that also. But that will make them a niche player. They wont have the content needed to catch up:

Apps
Streaming Music
TV shows
Books
Movies
Podcasts
etc.

Apple, Microsoft and Google have or will have all these in the near future. Not leaving much room for anyone else including RIM.

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RE[3]: ? - Nokia?
by vivainio on Fri 30th Jul 2010 16:49 in reply to "RE[2]: ? - Nokia?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


Yeah I see them doing that also. But that will make them a niche player. They wont have the content needed to catch up:


And on what information are you basing this? Hunch?

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RE[4]: ? - Nokia?
by Windows Sucks on Fri 30th Jul 2010 17:02 in reply to "RE[3]: ? - Nokia?"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

[q]
And on what information are you basing this? Hunch?


Not hunch, current market trends. Nokia and RIM are loosing smartphone market share to Apple and Google.

That is a fact.

Nokia changing OS's without bringing anything new to the table wont turn that around. Apple and Google have passed the point of being supported by the "geek" community. Nokia will have to get past that with LiMo which I doubt will happen.

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