Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by Mbg
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sorry for the delay in writing a story about this, but here we finally are: Nokia's MeeGo (or Maemo or whatever it's called this hour) is getting its successor. Yes, MeeGo, the short-lived but beloved platform running on the unicorn phone, the Nokia N9, will continue onwards in a slightly different form. Its new home? Jolla - a company formed by former Nokia chief operating officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo at Nokia since 2006.
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l3v1
Member since:
2005-07-06

Lack of mainstream apps was only a small part


Well, for me it was not a question of apps. I really liked/like the N9, my problem with it still is that even today I'd have to pay around 380 Euros to buy one here unlocked, and around 300 Euros with a 2 year contract (well, to be correct, there'd be one for 60 Euros with a 2 year contract but with a monthly fee of 58 Euros). So come on. I mean my current Android phone was 30 Euros with 10 Euro/month fee with a 2 year contract. I also like Aston Martins, but I live from a salary you know.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm right there with you. I had saved up for a couple of months for that N900 I had back in 2011, and within a month of using it I was crestfallen to find that the constant network issues due to T-Mobile USA were making it unusable.

If I wanted to change phones right now, my options would be to pay the $250 ETF to get out of my contract early and pay another $200 to start a new contract with a discounted phone, or else buy a phone outright. The only phone I would consider right now is a Nexus (and that's with some strong reservations about Android's reliability), and it's nearly $500 without a contract discount.

Yeah, I'm keeping this one for a while.

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joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

The Galaxy Nexus is going to be offered at $350, unlocked, carrier-free, direct from Google.

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sicofante Member since:
2009-07-08

Where do you live? Are those 380 for the 64GB model? That's a very good price...

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