Nokia Prepares to Give Developers a Look at High-End System
It appears we may get a sneak peek of Nokia’s strategy for tackling the high-end device market, currently dominated by Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone and iPad franchises, very soon.
As previously reported, Nokia (NOK) has high hopes for the MeeGo operating system, which merges Intel’s (INTC) Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo Linux-based operating systems, to lead its next-generation mobile devices, including smartphones and tablet computers.
In a blog post directed at software developers on the MeeGo Community website Wednesday, Nokia’s Harri Hakulinen hinted that the MeeGo operating system could be available on the N900, Nokia’s mobile computer, as soon as mid-November when MeeGo has its first developer conference in Dublin. Mr. Hakulinen would know, since, according to the blog, he leads the project to adapt the MeeGo software to the N900.
In the blog post, titled “MeeGo calling – on N900,” Mr. Hakulinen said that after months of work the team is in its last phase of development for MeeGo version 1.1, which will give smartphone application developers something tangible to work with. Mr. Hakulinen also said they’re close on an update that will allow users to run both the current N900 operating system, Maemo, and MeeGo on the device.