Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Oct 2011 10:32 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Today is the start of Nokia World 2011, the event where Nokia would unveil its first Windows Phone 7 device(s). And so they did. The Finnish mobile giant unveiled two Windows Phone 7 smartphones, as well as four new Series 40 phones for emerging markets. The most interesting thing? Pricing. Pretty aggressive. Update: Anybody want a kidney?
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Import thing this is ment to be High end.
by oiaohm on Wed 26th Oct 2011 23:27 UTC
oiaohm
Member since:
2009-05-30

Meltemi is Linux QT based for phones.

Meltemi is the S40 replacement from Nokia. Meego was Targeted as a high end feature phone so was allowed to require a lot of hardware. Interesting that Nokia started this up again. Statement from Nokia is that Windows Phone 7 requires too much hardware. Meltemi is target to be as light as able so the device can be made as cheep as able.

Linux foundation is also changing over to making Tizen. Again targeting the same lower end.

Meego has made roads into high end devices. Android and OSi have the middle market mostly tied up. I don't see this wp7 phone by nokia changing anything.

Issue wp7 phones are not there now and they are still selling poorly. So nokia is just a another wp7 phone in the market. I was hope nokia would be pulling out something special. Like Windows 8 on phones. But no.

Linux on phones is here to stay. Windows on phones long term is dicey.

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

IMO Nokia will play around with WP and will eventually dump the whole thing.

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sicofante Member since:
2009-07-08

So Meltemi apps will probably run on Meego as well... right?

Something tells me Meltemi will be a success. The world needs cheaper phones. This trend of phones costing almost as much as a plasma TV can't last too long.

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oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

"So Meltemi apps will probably run on Meego as well... right?"

There is a possibility that Meego will no longer exist by the time Meltemi is released. Most likely Meltemi applications will be able to be ported to tizen the descendent of Meego without very much effort.

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