Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 00:04 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Speaking of Nokia - Engadget got their hands on what is supposedly an internal memo sent to Nokia employees by the company's new CEO. It's... Brutal. As in, brutally honest. There's no sugar-coating here, no unicorns, no glitter. "Nokia, our platform is burning." Update: Android is probably out of the question. Will it be Windows Phone 7, after all? Damn; Palm tonight, Nokia Friday - what a week for mobile! Update: The "Communities Dominate Brands" blog published an in-depth analysis of the memo, which claims with sound arguments that it might well be a hoax.
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nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

MeeGo is developer friendly but what will drive user adoption?

They're talking about getting a single phone out this year and it doesn't sound like they have much faith in their own software.

They need to cut their losses and move on.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Alternatively, stay on target and bite the bullet. Depends on how far away they really are from getting a Meego phone out. Also take into account that this play might speed up Meego development by an order of magnitude.

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metalf8801 Member since:
2010-03-22

MeeGo is developer friendly but what will drive user adoption?

They're talking about getting a single phone out this year and it doesn't sound like they have much faith in their own software.


I think the biggest problem with releasing Meego phones/tablets is that Intel does not have a CPU that will work in a smart phone that is ready to be shipped. Meego is a joint project between Intel and Nokia. Speaking of Intel and Meego Intel didn't even talk about Meego at CES when talking about their new but ready smart phone CPU they just talked about Windows Phone 7. So from what I've read it's Intel who is hurting Meego right now not Nokia. That being said I still want a Meego tablet or phone.

I think if they want consumers to buy Meego phones they should port Android's Dalvik virtual machine to Meego and have Meego only C/C++ apps that are going to run 10 times faster than Java apps.

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