MeeGo isn't on the way out, Symbian is.It's a great looking device. Isn't it powered by MeeGo? Which is on the way out? How's the dev support going to be for such a device?
Strikes me as more of a declaration of the aesthetic sensibilities of Nokia at this time rather than a device that I would actually want to purchase. Sort of a 'Hey look how awesome W7 phones will look when we finally start cranking them out.'.
Really? It's my impression that Elop has basically written of MeeGo. My understanding that this is basically the first and last MeeGo equipped device from Nokia.MeeGo isn't on the way out, Symbian is.
MeeGo will coexist with WP7 phones as a 'developer' platform, the N9 being the more consumer-oriented of the two they announced (the other being the keyboard-equipped N950).
If I understand it correctly, Nokia decided to abandon MeeGo several months ago but then rebounded and said that they would release devices for the OS later on. Thus the N9 and N950.Really? It's my impression that Elop has basically written of MeeGo. My understanding that this is basically the first and last MeeGo equipped device from Nokia.
Is Nokia actually planning on continuing to support MeeGo in other forms? Or is MeeGo just going to go on as some kind of open source platform w/o Nokia support?
Perhaps I misunderstood? Thanks for any details.
That was in a press release released in February."Under the new strategy, MeeGo becomes an open-source, mobile operating system project. MeeGo will place increased emphasis on longer-term market exploration of next-generation devices, platforms and user experiences. Nokia still plans to ship a MeeGo-related product later this year."
Since when was competition (and discussion of competition) a bad thing?Never in a million years will I ever buy another Nokia a phone. My last nokia was a E71 the experience was so bad using it I can't bear to even hear the word Nokia, Physical Qwerty Keyboard or E71.
And also...this is an iphone forum, seriously, no one hear really cares about Nokia or Andrioid or WP7 or any other mobile device except for Apple. (Coming from a non apple-fanboy, I have an Alienware laptop).
I guess your not familiar with the shape of "oval". That looks just like any other screen shape. However, i like Nokia. Thay make good phones that just workNokia announced a couple of days ago their MeeGo phone, Nokia N9.
So far I've been super impressed by it. The design is awesome, the software is powerful. Unlike Android(even with dual cores), this does not lag.
The body is made from polycarbonate, so the colour goes all the way, if you scratch it, there is no metal silver to be revealed under it.
The screen is oval to allow for easy gestures.
It has no buttons on the front at all.
Has Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, all of that deeply integrated, free offline Nokia Maps navigation, it has the best and the most powerful multitasking implementation of any OS.