Nokia brewing 1.6GHz MeeGo smartphone?

Nokia brewing 1.6GHz MeeGo smartphone?In recent weeks we’ve learned of falling profits at Nokia, and CEO Stephen Elop’s rather vague “we must build, catalyse or join a competitive ecosystem” realistically says little about the Finns’ plans for the future.

It looks like we’ll have to wait till Mobile World Congress in a couple of weeks before we find out anything concrete.

However, a MeeGo bug report has been given a full autopsy over on the Maemo forums, and the results suggest there’s an upcoming smartphone on the cards with rather weighty specs. MeeGo, of course, being the Linux-based OS first revealed by Intel and Nokia at last year’s MWC.

So what’s in the box? There’s a 1.6GHz Intel processor (as opposed the ARM processor used by most other smartphones), an 854 x 480 display and 21Mbps HSPA+ support (although obviously we’re still waiting for networks here in the UK to progress beyond HSDPA).

The bug report also suggests 1GB of RAM, an as-yet unidentified 200MHz GPU with 512MB of memory, as well as the increasingly standard HDMI output. As you’d expect from any smartphone, there’s also full Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability.

At present, it’s unclear whether this new MeeGo smartphone will be touchscreen only, or use a built-in QWERTY keyboard like the leaked Nokia N9.

Further muddying the waters is the mention of a USB keyboard and mouse in the dump log. It’s possible that the device in question could be a small netbook rather than a smartphone, however the 854 x 480 display would strongly suggest the latter.

We demand answers, Nokia! Stay tuned for all the latest news from MWC, which kicks off on Monday 14 February.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 2, 2011 at 18:57

Could that be the Nokia N9-01 that Eldar Murtazin was tweeting about?


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