Nokia rumoured to have dumped MeeGo

Nokia rumoured to have dumped MeeGoFollowing on from the leak of CEO Stephen Elop’s internal memo, “two industry sources close to the company” have told Reuters that Nokia has dumped MeeGo.

MeeGo, a merger of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin, was first announced at 2010’s Mobile World Congress. Almost one year later, the platform has yet to see the light of day, and now it seems we might never see MeeGo in action.

Nokia has declined to comment.

In the aforementioned memo, Stephen Elop said: "We thought MeeGo would be a platform for winning high-end smartphones. However, at this rate, by the end of 2011, we might have only one MeeGo product in the market."

That phone, presumably, would’ve been the Nokia N9-00.

While we have a good idea what to expect from the likes of HTC, Samsung and Sony Ericsson at MWC, Nokia’s plans remain relatively unknown. Recent rumours suggested that MeeGo or Symbian might be dumped, or that Nokia might team up with Microsoft again for some Windows Phone 7 action.

Even Android hasn’t officially been ruled out. In Elop’s memo, he praised Android as “a gravitational force, drawing much of the industry's innovation to its core”.

Nokia holds its Strategy & Financial Briefing this Friday in London, ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress. We can’t wait to hear what Nokia has to say for itself.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 9, 2011 at 18:09

If true ... if true, I will unfriend Elop on FB. That'll teach him. (** I'd have to join FB first, so plan B: Put a Motorola sticker on my Nokia E71!)


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