Nokia kills its unborn child Meltemi
posted by Victor H. / Jun 15, 2012, 2:10 AM
We’ve only heard rumors about Nokia’s Meltemi operating system - said to be a Linux-based platform, it was supposed to end up on phones cheaper than the cheapest Androids and Windows Phone devices, but still offer more functionality than Series 40. Now, without even going official, rumors say that effort has been axed by Nokia.
On yesterday’s conference call, Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop mentioned that the company never announced anything under the Meltemi name, but did say that the Finns are indeed killing some development projects.
Officially, of course, Nokia didn’t even mention the name of the platform, as it never has. Sources however agree that Meltemi was ditched, even though elements of the platform might make it in other Nokia projects.
Nokia kills Meltemi in another huge restructuring effort, after the company said it is again changing top management to now include almost none of the previous executives that made the core of Nokia. Elop fired such Nokia veterans as Mary McDowell who headed the feature phone department of the company, and markets unit chief Niklas Savander. Also, it’s cutting 10,000 jobs, shutting down its Salo manufacturing plant and cutting close to the bone on R&D.
At the same time, Nokia confirmed its commitment to its feature phone platforms Series 30 and 40. Just last week, the company brought the Nokia Asha 311 and other completely touch based feature phones.
Meltemi is the latest own Nokia software effort that the company is ditching, after last year it let go off MeeGo, its hope for comeback in platforms. Now, as we’ve heard before, Nokia is placing all chips on Windows Phone, and there is no plan B. This however seems to worry investors who are quickly fleeing from Espoo stock. Yesterday’s bad news again forced the company’s shares down by around 16%.
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There is already enough competition. There is really no need for a new OS. Nokia did a Good movie by stopping the development.
posted on Jun 15, 2012, 2:20 AM 4
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Windows mobile won't have as many features as android
posted on Jun 15, 2012, 2:20 AM 10
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Cave prople will never know its WINDOWS PHONE
posted on Jun 15, 2012, 2:30 AM 12
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and what's your basis, are you a prophet? Guess what, for it's start, and gaining a small percentage of the strong existing market, and continuous growth of popularity and users, it's possible to overcome iOS in few years. And that prediction is based on their continuous growth by other analysts.
posted on Jun 15, 2012, 8:00 AM 3
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So much for restructuring. When i saw the Asha 311, I thought that was Meltemi supposed to be, but its S40 series. Now we hear it was axed so it makes sense. There's only two departments now. Windows Phone & Series 40. Whereas Samsung has, Android, Windows Phone, Bada, Tinzen and others you may know. Currently i'm using Linux Mint 12 on my notebook. I'm loving it. Looking forward to Linux Mint 13 download and Windows 8 Release Preview next week.
posted on Jun 15, 2012, 2:47 AM 1
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Well done Tr0jan H0rse.... Fire all those Nokia Veterans who are shameless to work sincerely for NOKIA, even after knowing Nokia was given pois0n by the TROJANS... On a serious note, killing a Linux project by an ex-M$ employee is expected... But calling it as restructuring and s40 is way extra-ordinarily good is A BIG FAT LIE, which only who are as MAD as NOKIA management can believe.... OMG... Now even GOD can't save N0kia...
posted on Jun 15, 2012, 4:38 AM 5
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Nokia now is like watching a car crashing in slow motion video .. what makes me crazy is that the driver intentionally hits the car and destroy it .. This is the great Stephan Elop. I can simply say that Nokia will die, and the only one responsible is the Finns because they give their country's flag ship to MS bastard.. Elop. Finns you deserve that, but we (Nokia Fans) never deserve losing our dreamy brand.. I hate you both.
posted on Jun 15, 2012, 5:09 AM 1
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"Nokia kills its unborn child Meltemi" hahaha! I laughed when I read the headline, keep it up phonearena! Well, nokia aborting Meltemi would be a good choice for them if they already knew what's about to happen if they give birth to it.
posted on Jun 15, 2012, 8:44 AM 1
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Nokia..use Android..this the only way u can make money..
posted on Jun 15, 2012, 11:20 AM 4
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