Nokia Sea Ray was once a MeeGo device for Verizon
The Nokia Sea Ray is a device rumored to be heading to AT&T and will be one of the Finnish manufacturer’s first handsets to feature the Windows Phone operating system. Recently some press photos surfaced of the Sea Ray which is also known as the Nokia 800. The hardware looks very similar to the MeeGo powered N9 that unfortunately won’t see the light of day in most countries.
It is unclear if the Sea Ray for Verizon was a variation of the N9 or not. It is possible that it was an entirely different device from the N9 and the Windows Phone version of the Sea Ray. If in fact it was the same Sea Ray that will likely be announced at the Nokia World event, then it would have featured a 3-7-inch or a 3.9-inch display and could have possibly been powered by a single-core 1.4GHz processor. The processor in the N9 was clocked at 1GHz.
Knowing that there were plans for MeeGo devices in the states is kind of depressing. There was a lot of potential with MeeGo that most of us will never get to see. Sure, it is getting replaced by Tizen which is backed by both Samsung and Intel, but it just isn’t the same. Had a MeeGo device arrived on Verizon would any of you considered picking one up instead of the iPhone 4S or one of the many worthy Android smartphones? Tell us what you think.
6. mooney73 (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I've been running MeeGo on an Asus netbook for a couple of years now. It's a slick, snappy, and very stable little OS -- one that would definitely to compel me give the Sea Ray a try... but I can understand Verizon's decision. With already two platforms in their product lineup (Apple & Android, does Blackberry count as a third?) Nokia/MeeGo would likely have been a very niche product, and quite possibly not generate enough revenue to justify the cost of an additional, entirely new channel of technical support. It's the classic scenario of a smaller upstart crowded out of the market by larger, existing players.
(The fact that the hardware -- 1ghz, 3.7" -- was no longer competitive before it was ready to be released probably didn't help, either.)
7. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
I was priveliged enough to play with an N9, my friend got one online the hardware quality is great, the screen is good if it weren't pentile, camera is amazing but the old processor and horrible GPU show when u are doing graphically intensive stuff.