Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Nov 2010 16:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless ...and finally it pays off for OSNews to have a Dutch editor. Yes, I knew this glorious day would one day be upon us, the day upon which the rest of the technology world would be struggling with Google Translate to decipher a Dutch article with news in it. But not for OSNews, oh no! Anyway, Steve Wozniak, Apple founder and still technically an employee, gave an interview to a Dutch newspaper (the worst we have, but still) in which he made some interesting remarks. Update: Told you it's the worst newspaper we have.
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MeeGo
by puelocesar on Thu 18th Nov 2010 17:22 UTC
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Member since:
2008-10-30

So, can you talk a little more about Nokia being left behind?

Does he mentioned anything about MeeGo? Because anybody who criticizes Nokia, without taking Meego in consideration, just have an invalid argument for me...

Edited 2010-11-18 17:23 UTC

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RE: MeeGo
by de_wizze on Thu 18th Nov 2010 17:41 in reply to "MeeGo"
de_wizze Member since:
2005-10-31

.. but isn't Meego being less emphasized in there up coming focus on keeping Symbian alive?

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RE[2]: MeeGo
by broken_symlink on Thu 18th Nov 2010 18:08 in reply to "RE: MeeGo"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

MeeGo is for high end smartphones ie, the area in which iOS and Android compete.

Symbian is for low end, ie the area in which Nokia is currently the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world by volume.

There is a gray area in between right now, but I think once MeeGo actually gets finished and Nokia ships a phone with MeeGo on it, the distinction will become clear.

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RE: MeeGo
by Skender on Thu 18th Nov 2010 17:59 in reply to "MeeGo"
Skender Member since:
2010-11-18

No, he doesn't mention MeeGo. He says Nokia was too late in adopting touch screens and is therefore still associated by consumers with physical keyboards.

Personally, I like touch screens, but I don't like to input text on them. That's why I own a Nokia phone with a touch screen and a keyboard :-)

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RE[2]: MeeGo
by Calipso on Thu 18th Nov 2010 20:08 in reply to "RE: MeeGo"
Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

touch screen + physical keyboard = win

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RE: MeeGo
by viton on Fri 19th Nov 2010 12:16 in reply to "MeeGo"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

I've read a some reviews of recent nokia phones and have some friends with N900, N95 etc.
All what I see is a crap full of bugs.
I've negative experience with early nokia smartphones - it just hung twice while I walked through menues at first boot (only accum removal helps to reset after the freeze).

Edited 2010-11-19 12:20 UTC

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RE: MeeGo
by aliquis on Fri 19th Nov 2010 19:14 in reply to "MeeGo"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

I can criticize Nokia, even though I have stocks, and even though I know about MeeGo.

MeeGo 1.2 is suppose to have all applications, and be ready in April. N8 was very late. Symbian^3 was late.

Go figure.

MeeGo phones real soon now? Don't think so.

Also Nokia has tried to sell services with their phones earlier, has it ever worked?

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