As said a couple of times here in the comments already, the nice thing is, since it's so closely aligned to "traditional" GNU/Linux you it will be easy to "port" over Apps to MeeGo. So if Adobe really thinks 10$ is reasonable you can just use one of the dozens of free and open-source PDF viewers instead.
In fact there is already Evince (the default PDF viewer in GNOME) for Maemo devices, so a MeeGo version is quite probable then: http://bit.ly/c8kCia I don't know of any apps that are actually must-haves and aren't already built-in. Web browser, email reader, picture viewer, music/video player: That's probably 60% of what people use on their smartphone (the rest: 20% phone calls and 20% games). A fully functional web browser can replace countless apps. (How many essential desktop apps do you regularly use nowadays on your PC?)
Yeah, sheer number of apps is nice but overrated.
Pdexter Posted Aug 2nd 2010 2:36PM
harmattan was announced 2008....
I don't hear people complaining about Android 1.5, 1.6, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2.
That's what S^3, S^4, S^5 are(S^5 already on the roadmap and Symbian will get these updates every 6 months).
HTC that's about fraction of Nokia's size will be using WP7 and Android. Samsung uses 5 OS's.
Nokia got S40 for the super low end, Symbian for mid end and MeeGo for high end and rather than WP7 and Android, MeeGo and Symbian got same application base because Qt framework.
I see a lot of ignorant comments about the pricing.
Nokia said that the price will be 370 euro before taxes. In the EU VAT is from 15 to 20 %. 20% on 370 is 74 = 444 euro. Add to that the profit that Amazon or any other retailer will be making and you got your self the right price. It is really easy..
The price in the US will be, as always, cheaper than in the EU simply because of different taxation systems and currency exchange rates
was just considering getting an Android device to replace my Nokia N95 but after seeing this, I think I'll wait for the next Nokia Nseries phone to come out with this UI. This UI is everything Nokia is about. Open-ness and functionality. Now with good looks too, Nokia, leader of the mobile market, should have no trouble staying on top. BRING IT TO CANADA SOON NOKIA!You probably didn't read the article. Heck, you've probably never even touched an iPhone or an Android handset. Go crawl back into your fanboy corner and stop trying to defend things which you obviously have no idea about. No, aside from Sense, social networking isn't integrated much into Android. Did you see how they went through the contacts and just commented on a status w/o EEEVEN having to bring up a FB app?? THATS integration! I'd also like to be able to see if a person is online in Yahoo, GTalk, AIM, FB chat, etc from my contacts, and can message them accordingly. COMMON GINGERBREAD and MR. DUARTE! Put ANOTHER nail in the coffin for iOS! * Sorry, EVO owner, first Android device coming from webOS.. LOVEEEE them both, and this is a DREAM OS for me.... CARDS!!!!!!!! Actually, android does have social app integration. Facebook contacts link to existing contacts, their status show in the vanilla droid contacts lists, twitter updates show as well. Profile pics sync too.
I admire your tenacity, but perhaps it's a little misguided or under-informed. Of course I am talking about native apps that are designed for the device.
I mean you can call all Symbian phones as smart phone and claim to be the king of smart phone.
But reality is reality; Lack of quality titles is lack of quality titles. You know all those good utilities and games.
This applies to Android too but of course in much less extent.
You guys can vote me down, I don't care. I am looking at the fact.
I am no brand fanboy. I buy phones that are attractive and useful to me.
Many of my friends switched from Nokia N97 or X6 to either iPhone 4 or Droid X or Vibrant. Only thing they regret is they didn't do so earlier.
More important, it is very hard for Nokia to get them back.
One reason is the bad experience they had before; they think they were wasting time and money for being loyal to Nokia. Second, once people have invested hundreds of dollars of apps in one platform, unless that platform really sucks in the future, they will not switch.
The Geek This looks like a tuned version of android that Is actually really good, the incredible and EVO aren't bad, they're the best android phones, but android is bad, those 2 are just hardware and software tuned to be usable, this smartphone meego looks like a copy of android that is made better, hope this takes a little steam off android, as in just enough that android isn't every engadget post anymore
The Geek, well, I don't think Nokia will be releasing a high-end CDMA phone, so I don't think that you'll be able to get Nokia's MeeGo device for Sprint. However, MeeGo is probably the most open-source and open-development mobile OS out there (it's hosted by the Linux Foundation - http://www.linuxfoundation.org/lp/page/meego ) so, if there are enough people interested, porting MeeGo for your next device will be a breeze. Don't know, tho, whether you'll be able to get Nokia's UI/UX or you'll have to use MeeGo's stock UI or some third party (given the openness of MeeGo, chances are that somebody will produce possibly even more compelling UI/UX) - Nokia didn't release plans on what they'll open-source and what will they not.
Either way, MeeGo is as close as a mobile hardware can get to a desktop OS without sacrificing the performance, and with strong players like Intel and Nokia behind it, it has good chances to seriously kick the crap out of any other mobile OS and redefine the way we use our mobile devices - Nokia is calling Maemo/MeeGo devices not smartphones but mobile computers - for a good reason!
whats up with the lame pricing NOKIA
you lost here am getting the samsung wave million times better than the nokia n8 at its price point and not to forget the supperamoled screen :)
see ya again in 2 years nokia hope you have some sense by then and a good os you were my fav mobile brand
Currently you can preorder it in Switzerland at Sunrise at 0.- with a specific monthly 2 years contract. Incredible, hurry before they check the bug in the pricelist
Great news for Nokia fans, MeeGo UI sneak peek looks awesome!
phones fan, 02 Aug 2010nokia has deceived many people (especially the teenagers) after it has made them attached to t... moreNokia does not control vendors setting higher prices. The N8 will be as cheap as advertised from different sellers.
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2010Samsung Galaxy's camera is a big let down . . . Can't be compared to this super phone. And the... moreYeah itz true ! I can't dare to avoid N8 :) perfect phone by everyside,hehehe !
phones fan, 02 Aug 2010nokia has deceived many people (especially the teenagers) after it has made them attached to t... moreSamsung Galaxy's camera is a big let down . . . Can't be compared to this super phone. And the Galaxy is not using the most used OS :-) The N8 has got no competition. That's a fact. It got over 75 K votes and its not even out yet ! ! ! No other phone has been so much anticipated. Only a fool will miss this signs . . .
i think i will buy this phn but m lil bit confused..after knowing that it contains only 1200 mah battery,.m lil bit worried..will there be enough battery power to operate this phn throughout the day..n another question.,what bout that chekerboard effect problem? Nd will it be a wise decision if i buy n8 instead of buying galaxy s?
nokia has deceived many people (especially the teenagers) after it has made them attached to the phone with its good specifications and good price making them promoting to the phone and bashing other companies now it says thank you for them by raises the prices to equal the price of samsung galaxy s which equipped with 4" super amoled screen!!!!!
AMANITA, 02 Aug 2010I ll buy it ! Rate ll go down after few weeks after release or may b I ll pay 469 euro :DI have no option . I have to wait.
Kumar, 02 Aug 2010AMANITA, the official Nokia site shows 469 Euros. Let us Pray that we get our price around Rs2... moreI ll buy it ! Rate ll go down after few weeks after release or may b I ll pay 469 euro :D
AMANITA, 02 Aug 2010Ofc preorder rate ll b high ,itz a matter of time ! I hope they ll release it worldwide at the... moreAMANITA, the official Nokia site shows 469 Euros. Let us Pray that we get our price around Rs24,000. Do you think that they will reduce the price after making it official ? . If they do I will be the happiest man.