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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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 10th Jul 2012 14:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Creating good phone set hardware in low volume is costly in 2012. "Traction", in other words high volume sales, reduces cost per unit and allows companies to make a small profit. I don't think they'll be able to touch Nokia's original price point for unlocked hardware.

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by sicofante on Thu 12th Jul 2012 23:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
sicofante Member since:
2009-07-08

That totally depends on how big your operations costs are. I build and sell professional workstations, match Dell, HP or Lenovo prices (beat them in performance, which is really easy these days) and earn quite a happy living. No need to become a millionaire.

These guys will have 100 employees by the end of this year. They don't need to sell millions of phones to feed them. They might as well aim for high quality at some higher price.

Edited 2012-07-12 23:13 UTC

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