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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RE[2]: Dead-end how-so?
by Not2Sure on Tue 21st Jun 2011 22:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Dead-end how-so?"
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Yeah I hear that.

But a profitable line of business is just that. Just because it will not be the "flagship" WP7 lineup, I would find it difficult to believe that Elop would be allowed by the Nokia board to simply jettison a profitable model and all the expertise and talent that goes along with it.

All that is predicated on the the N9 being a success of course. Who knows, but I'm like you I think in that I'm not sure I care anymore. Part of my attraction to Nokia in the spirit of competitiveness was always as an EU counterbalance to the Cupertino/Silicon Valley (all innovation happens here) mentality. I think that is pretty much gone from the corporate spirit regardless.

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