At Nokia World 2009
one of our fellow journalists stated that Maemo 5 was what Symbian should have been. It´s not impossible that the guy is somehow related with Nostradamus, because at a recent event held by the manufacturer in London and dedicated to the N900, a marketing executive confessed something quite interesting indeed. The manufacturer intends to replace Symbian with Maemo on their high-end N-Series devices by 2012. We will see a gradual migration and at first, Nokia will provide developers with the necessary software instruments they need in order to create applications for both operating systems, i.e. while the transition to Maemo has ended. At the time being, it seems the new X-Series and all E-Series devices will be spared the dire fate.
Aside from this compellingly interesting information, the other fact that became known at the mentioned event was the launch date of the new Maemo section of Ovi Store - we now know it´s coming next month with a software update.