Nokia N950: light at the end of the MeeGo tunnel

Nokia N950: light at the end of the MeeGo tunnelNokia CTO Rich Green has dubbed the Finn’s first – and perhaps only – MeeGo device the N950. At Nokia’s Developer Day keynote last week, Rich suggested that developers “should look at this as the successor to the N900, the N950.”

MeeGo, the merger of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin, was first announced one year ago at Mobile World Congress 2010.

However, earlier this month, Nokia announced that it’d adopt “Windows Phone as our strategic smartphone platform.” It wasn’t entirely clear what the implication was for MeeGo, but it looks like we’ll see at least one handset with the much-delayed OS.

The N950 has yet to be shown off in the flesh (or plastic), but Rich explained: “there’s a lot of work that’s gone into the technology,” and that “there’s a lot of really interesting user interface and platform design work, some very elegant hardware.”

Green reckons the N950 will be a “development platform” as opposed to a mainstream consumer smartphone.

Meanwhile, the Nokia N9-00 (pictured) has reportedly been dumped amid concerns about the mechanism for its sliding QWERTY.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2011 at 15:37

Hard to believe that the N9 was 'dumped' because of the sliding mechanism! The E7's mechanism gets rave reviews, and whatever you thought about the 2 N97's - the machanisms for the sliders were top-class.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 22, 2011 at 16:39

haha ... I just downloaded Meego for my N900 here... will play with that

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