Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jun 2011 20:14 UTC, submitted by vivainio
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia may have gone with Windows Phone 7 for its future smartphone operating system, but until then, we now have the Nokia N9 to look at. Yes, a beautiful, top-of-the-line Nokia smartphone which runs MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan - but isn't this thing kind of a dead end? Also announced: the even prettier Nokia N950 Meego 1.2 developer device - only available to a limited number of developers. Sure to become a collectors' item.
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Comment by frood
by frood on Tue 21st Jun 2011 20:39 UTC
frood
Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, it's a dead end. But I'm going to get one anyway. Especially if it's as open as the N900.

Lack of MicroSD and front facing camera kinda sucks though.

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RE: Comment by frood
by ebasconp on Tue 21st Jun 2011 20:47 in reply to "Comment by frood"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

As far as I have read, the N950 is as open as the N900; the N9 nop... anyway, the N950 will not be available for the common mortals (as me), but will be available only through the Nokia Developer Program.

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RE[2]: Comment by frood
by modmans2ndcoming on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 00:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by frood"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

they have a developer program for a dead end product?

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RE[2]: Comment by frood
by Daniel Borgmann on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 13:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by frood"
Daniel Borgmann Member since:
2005-07-08

N950 and N9 run essentially the same software (which is the point of course), so I think it has to be said that both are equally "open".

The truth is, that it's probably not as open as the N900. It is based on an open source stack (including GUI libraries), but most applications and the home UI stack won't be open.

On the other hand you can "jailbreak" your phone by flipping a switch, and you could replace all the closed parts with open source alternatives while retaining compatibility.

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RE: Comment by frood
by kamil_chatrnuch on Tue 21st Jun 2011 21:02 in reply to "Comment by frood"
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