Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Aug 2011 17:07 UTC, submitted by glarepate
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The beleaguered handset maker Nokia is setting itself up for what it hopes will be a lean and mean relaunch in the U.S. later this year: it has finally admitted that it will not launch its newest N9 device--the first and possibly only one based on the MeeGo platform--and that it plans to end sales of its Symbian-based devices as well as low-end Series 40 handsets, as it prepares for a generation of devices it is developing using Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform.
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by mdoverkil on Wed 10th Aug 2011 19:39 UTC
mdoverkil
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2005-09-30

I don't understand why Nokia can't have both platforms in the U.S. N9/Meego for the geeks and enthusiasts and WP7 for everyone else.

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RE: Ebay
by Junglist on Wed 10th Aug 2011 20:10 in reply to "Ebay"
Junglist Member since:
2007-09-07

B/c the N9 looks sweet and they don't want anything to compete with WP7, which is still just hitting the market. Lagging quite far behind by my count.

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RE: 3, not "both" :D
by KLU9 on Wed 10th Aug 2011 20:58 in reply to "Ebay"
KLU9 Member since:
2006-12-06

(and Symbian for those that don't want a radiator in their pocket)

Edited 2011-08-10 20:58 UTC

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RE: Ebay
by kaiwai on Thu 11th Aug 2011 04:37 in reply to "Ebay"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't understand why Nokia can't have both platforms in the U.S. N9/Meego for the geeks and enthusiasts and WP7 for everyone else.


Because there aren't enough geeks/enthusiasts to make it worthwhile.

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RE: Ebay
by shmerl on Thu 11th Aug 2011 06:10 in reply to "Ebay"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Simple. Microsoft doesn't want any competition.

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