Nokia Plans Just One Maemo Based Smartphone Next Year
Monday, 30 November 2009 10:05
Written by Apocalypso.
According to Reuters and a source with direct knowledge of Nokia's product roadmap, Finnish mobile-phone giant plans to offer just one new Linux powered smartphone next year but Nokia spokesman refused to comment on the company's future product plans!
Nokia's Linux based operating system is seen as key for Nokia to gain back ground in the coming years, something that market has been waiting for a years, a real game-changer that will help Nokia to finally turn the tide of smartphone war in their favour and many analysts and industry players have expected the firm to roll out numerous Linux models already next year.
Anyway, the first information about the slimmer and keyboard-less variant of the Nokia’s flagship device has made the rounds throughout the internet rumour mill couple of months ago even before official release of the Nokia N900 but if it is all what we’ll get next year I have to admit that I am quite disappointed!
As of now, there is no word about specifications and phone isn’t confirmed by any official sources whatsoever, but the new Nokia N920 may be first Nseries device equipped with capacitive screen and multitouch support which leads to conclusion that it could be powered with the upcoming Maemo 6 OS that is supposed to bring native support for the multitach, scalable UI with fully functional portrait mode!?
The plan for just one Linux phone also dampens rumors the company would replace the Symbian operating system in its line-up. "We remain firmly committed to Symbian as our smartphone platform of choice," the Nokia spokesman said.