Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Oct 2011 20:38 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Sources tell us that Nokia is developing a Linux-based replacement for its S40 phones, called Meltemi. The news was leaked, accurately, by the Wall Street Journal last week. Now we can confirm it. The thinking is that a Linux-based replacement for S40 will allow developers to tap into proven development tools - and Qt. The April memo referred to Meltemi as a platform for 'rich Featurephones' and stated that development will be centered in Ulm, Germany. There's no U-turn, however. Meltemi had been long-been touted as a richer successor to S40. Windows phones will occupy the budget smartphone segment, not Linux."
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Confused
by twitterfire on Thu 6th Oct 2011 20:17 UTC
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

Aren't they making their minds? Maemo, Meego, Meltemi, Windows? Maybe they will trash this project too in few months and they will announce the use of another Os...

They better hurry because their shares are melting.

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RE: Confused
by lucas_maximus on Thu 6th Oct 2011 20:46 in reply to "Confused"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The strategy is pretty unclear IMO.

I think it is a classic case of stove piping it seems ... each team is doing different stuff compared to what the whole org is doing.

Happens where I work.

Edited 2011-10-06 20:51 UTC

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RE[2]: Confused
by fran on Thu 6th Oct 2011 21:04 in reply to "RE: Confused"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

It's interesting that so many software companies do follow a flat instead of tall organisational structure.
This is the one business where you think there must be pretty tight synergy.

I heard microsoft has a lot of different dept politics. Dont know if it's true though.
Software developers at that level being so scarce might have something to do with the level of creative freedom allowed. To keep them there.

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