Linked by Moochman on Tue 24th May 2011 21:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless MeetMeego.org has the dirt on the details of Nokia's next two MeeGo devices [German]. To sum up: the first device, the (very) long-awaited N9, has a similar design to the N900 - a horizontal sliding 4-line keyboard, but this time with a tiltable screen, a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8-based processor, a 12MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens, and HDMI out. It will be a developer device, distributed at developer conferences such as the MeeGo Conference in San Francisco in a couple of days.
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RE: Obsolete
by JAlexoid on Wed 25th May 2011 08:44 UTC in reply to "Obsolete"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

You must be joking! This is Nokia. They'll cut out everything, make it low power as it gets and charge you as much as everyone else.
For a dev device Cortex A8 is passé

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RE[2]: Obsolete
by Neolander on Wed 25th May 2011 09:54 in reply to "RE: Obsolete"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

The thing is, this worked with Symbian, because Symbian was designed for mobile and embedded devices in the first place. But since Nokia apparently now wants to go "the wow starts now", and get into Microsoft OSs on one side and Linux with lots of GPU-accelerated eye candy on another side, they'll also have to put very fast and power-hungry hardware before things work smoothly, whether they like it or not.

Edited 2011-05-25 09:55 UTC

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RE[3]: Obsolete
by moondevil on Wed 25th May 2011 10:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Obsolete"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I agree.

I think the major issue with Symbian was that they never managed to bring the OS API up to date.

PIPS and QT were a nice addition but you still needed to get dirty with Symbian C++ and the horrible toolchain.

This was one of the reasons that many developers jumped to other platforms.

Back in the day I had hopped that when the ABI was broken, the API would be improved. Instead they introduced API level controls with certificates and DRM.

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RE[3]: Obsolete
by twitterfire on Wed 25th May 2011 13:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Obsolete"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

But since Nokia apparently now wants to go "the wow starts now", and get into Microsoft OSs on one side and Linux with lots of GPU-accelerated eye candy on another side, they'll also have to put very fast and power-hungry hardware before things work smoothly, whether they like it or not.


They don't need hardware which is more power hungry than iPhone or the tons of Android phones out there. They need roughly the same hardware.

And I'm sure that Nokia will tailor the hardware and software to be as power savy as it gets. That's why I love my Nokia phones, beside making quality hardware that can be used for years, the battery lasts a lot comparing to other phone brands.

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