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Intel CEO says Nokia quit MeeGo because of financial reasons, to find new partners for its OS

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Feb 2011, 09:44

During a conference call, Intel CEO Paul Otellini claimed Nokia abandoned the MeeGo project because...

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posted on 17 Feb 2011, 09:55

1. bluechris (unregistered)

Meego received mixed reviews on Tablet at MWC it seems, although i like the concept. There are very few devices running the netbook version yet and i don't know if any manufacturers are using the IN vehicle version.

On phone it's hard to say if it can be successful because there isn't a device for it yet. ONly on seeing a device will we have a real idea. Ultimately, i think Nokia is only getting the access to Windows Phone that it expects to have because it is making it the PRIMARY Smartphone platform in future, so contractually they had to drop Meego.

A real shame. I still look forward to seeing what Nokia releases with Meego, and I will certainly be getting any official or community version on my N900 once it is available.

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 10:17

2. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

When this Nokia/W7 story first broke, it was about getting some phones out to compete while Symbian and Meego got some work done to them. In other words- use WP7 as a lower cost way to continue cash streams while getting high end devices on Meego working and updating Symbian to be competitive. Many bloggers and posts said that was just lip service, and Nokia wanted to be in bed with Microsoft and it's resources. I just am not sure if Nokia wants to stand on it's own in this market anymore.

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 10:51 1

3. thebrickhouse (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)

Screw Nokia. They ruined Symbian, by making it unmarketable and unprofitable. I wouldn't want them touching MeeGo for the sake that they would totally dissolve that too. And just think... if Nokia and Intel had not come together when they did, we could be talking about the total destruction of Maemo right now. Microsoft can "partner/buy" them as far as I'm concerned. Windows Phone 7 sucks. It is creative eyecandy at best. I almost died laughing when they announced they were bringing "Copy and Paste" to their platform. Have fun with Microsoft's dll-Hell. What a joke. Intel has more than enough stroke to get someone to partner with them on building a phone. MeeGo can still be successful. Solid marketing, and a solid smartphone design can solve this. Android had to start somewhere, and so can MeeGo.

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 11:13 1

4. dmberta (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)

"It is creative eyecandy at best."

Which of the tops phone OS's didn't start as "creative eyecandy"? I can't think of any. They all gained traction because of look and feel being put ahead of release day functionality.

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 11:57

5. crack187 (unregistered)

True troll to the fullest. Nokia made the smart move because MS has an established eco system through Windows 7, Zune, xbox live, ect. (And I emphasize ESTABLISHED, not the best or most popular). MeeGo took to long to get a fully operational product into consumers hands. By the time it's release (if ever), it'll be outdated already. And since there's no real desirable consumer product to utilizing MeeGo, it's just vaporware as far as I am concern. MS has the resources to make Windows Phone 7 a success. If you like vaporware, be my guess. Compare to the competition (iOS, Windows Phone 7, Android, Blackberry OS 6, WebOS), MeeGo will be just like the Samsung Wave and their in-house OS..... an afterthought.

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 12:00

6. crack187 (unregistered)

Correction: *too

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 12:05

7. miragle drug (unregistered)

meego is the future nokia is the past

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 20:59

8. myclevername (Posts: 94; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)

MeeGo was, is and will be nothing more than Intel trying to get their chips into cellphones. It's not about a "3rd ecosystem" or "holding back the exponential growth of Android" or anything else noble and romantic. It's Intel trying to get their chips onto cellphones.

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