I just could not understand why Maemo was dropped. It is the best and awesome OS I have come across. Had it been supported, Nokia would not have needed WP7 (or Elop forced Nokia for the same).
Maemo is sheer power and with all best features available.
I think they will only use wp7 till meego gets real going...then there will be another statement that meego will be used as primary os...this should be it otherwise nokia is gone...because very few chooses wp7 over android but there will be alot of them when it comes to meego...and with symbian its 50-50
you wont see n9-00 instead n9-01 will be announced. N9-00(with QWERTY keyboard was canceled due to the flimsy keyboard rejected by the carriers) N9-01 will be a thin 4.0"+ touchscreen running Meego. We might also see a Nokia meego tablet in the MWC proper tomorrow.
I no longer believe Nokia.
All they had in the last 3 years have produced,
there was plenty left over for the competition ...
Sorry Nokia, but really want progress!
MWC has just begun and the Finnish company will surely have a product announcement or two for their tomorrows official event.
me, 13 Feb 2011@nnc Well said! Also, I don't think nokia's european acceptance will be as strong in the ... moreMe too. I don't think they'll ever overtake iOS or Android... unless they intend to use law suits and with ORACLE try too shut down Android - and god how would they be hated if that happens. As far as I'm concerned- I'm going Android- for good... :D:D:D
looks like new symbian UI..on tat last pic at bottom..probably pr2.0..!!!
I hope i'm proven wrong but this deal doesn't seem like it's helping Nokia much. Nokia Just turned into another hardware vendor for a major American software company No different than LG or HTC.
factors favoring WP7 over IOS, more free and higher paid apps, more secure, more choices among screen sizes and resolution, better security, though the DRM of market place was hacked but has been readily ratified. Hadn't the appstore been jailbroken non in asia had ever bothered to buy it over samsung, LG, HTC giants!
Also, I don't think nokia's european acceptance will be as strong in the upper business/professional segment as Micro$oft never managed to breach that market with windows mobile. I expect an Android/iOS onslaught of Nokia's share by the end of next year.
"are not internally developing the software" = he thinks Nokia programmers suck!
"paying Microsoft to use the Windows Phone 7 platform" but Android is free?
ALL Windows Phone 7 phones have identical hardware, that is what Microsoft demand, so NO differentiation at all for Nokia!
"Nokia doesn't want to get its name lost in the gray forest of Android devices", but it is ok the get its name lost among all the Windows Phone 7 devices from Samsung and HTC and LG and...?
"My boss has told me he would be much happier if that time was in 2011" = Nokia with Windows Phone 7 in 2012, or if they are very lucky in late 2011.
"significant short-term investments both in hardware and software for the upcoming Symbian running devices", well there is no Windows Phone 7 phone from Nokia until late 2011 so they simply have to do "short-term" investments in Symbian.
"Asked whether he wanted to make Nokia the sole supplier of WP7 devices, he responded that an environment with multiple competitors is best for Nokia. So in a word - no.", Ovi Maps and Store will be made an integrated part og Windows Phone 7, wiil Nokia give that to Samsung and HTC..., or do Nokia really think Samsung and HTC... are satisfied using a limted not fully functional version of Windows Phone 7 on their phones?
CEO Stephen Elop is clearly an "undercover agent" for Microsoft with the hidden mission to force Nokia to abandon the competing os MeeGo and force them to use Microsofts Windows Phone 7.
iOS is the best closed platform and all devs looking for a safe bet will always favour it over wp7. Android is the best open source platform and all devs looking for freedom and availability/market penetration will not even look at wp7 with or without Nokia behind it. THERE IS NO "THREE HORSE RACE" !!! It's left or right. Everything left in the middle is destined to follow with various success rates, but will NEVER endanger anybody except their fellow middlers.
me, 13 Feb 2011Elop makes no sense whatsoever! He talks like a Micro$oft fanboy and tries to persuade everyon... moreyou know why ELOP talks like microsoft fan boys !!!! beacuse he and Nokia to get "billions, not millions" from mIcrosoft ...
I'm sure the people at Nokia will come up with something awesome by early summer. However I'm now officially waiting on the iphone 5. At least the people at Apple know what they wanna do and are sticking to it.
will continue to support Symbian thanks god ,,,, symbian is alive .... nokia i am sorry But wIndows 7 pHone maybe not successful like symbIan ... symbian is more friendly .... We are waiting foR you nokia ,,, please show new symbian phone
Elop makes no sense whatsoever! He talks like a Micro$oft fanboy and tries to persuade everyone of the unthinkable...
He didn't like android cause it was free and open to costomization? So he went for WP7 which is expensive and forbids all kinds of tweaking?
YEAH! That makes sense!
Sorry mate! But you're not Steve Jobs!
Raj, 13 Feb 2011Hm............At least they will continue to support Symbian! WP7 Nokia device will be great, ... moresure hope so, but i highly doubt windows can come up with somethign extraordinary......a lot of people are skeptical, as can be seen by the crappy sale of WP7. only time will tell, i have a feeling more problems than solutions will come up.