When a band of engineers fled Nokia in 2012 to develop a MeeGo-derived OS called Sailfish, they needed a vehicle to carry the software. And this is it: the first Jolla phone, which is as quirky as the OS it runs.
Thought the situation at Nokia was dire already? They've just reported their first quarterly loss in 18 months, recording $521m loss, compared to the $322m profit they made in the same period last year.
Nokia just gave us a look at their new N9 running MeeGo. It looks great, except that it's dead on arrival. But just in case you were unsure about Nokia's future plans, CEO Stephen Elop basically confirmed it's all over.
Nokia took a striking piece of unibody hardware, coupled it with a 3.9-inch curved glass touchscreen display, removed all the buttons, and topped it with an 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera and NFC. Incredible. It's called the N9. But!
This is novel—Nokia may not have released any MeeGo phones in the end, but Asus' Eee PC X101 dualboots both Nokia and Intel's beleaguered MeeGo OS, or Windows 7. No ubiquitous Android or Linux here, folks.
Nokia's got a new teaser trailer out for their shiny N9. And, like most Nokia hardware, it's great looking! Except for what's on the screen, which, as commenters are pointing out, appears to be Symbian. Ugh. Nokia: give us Windows.
MeeGo sure has changed a lot since when we first got a good look at it, and regardless of how you feel about the changes, lets hope that the adjustments indicate a broad release is near. And in the meantime, let's sit back and appreciate our first look at the Oak Trail (Atom Z670 1.5GHz processor) reference tablet…
Whether it involves applying lizards to an image of your choice, or tracking every comic book you've ever read, now is the time to get your app ready to unleash upon the world.
Those brave Nokia fans who tried to stick it to The Man by having Stephen Elop sacked and triggering a triumphant return to, er, MeeGo? They've given up.
A group of "nine young Nokia shareholders" who used to work at Nokia are demanding that the rapidly-morphing company fire CEO Stephen Elop, extend the life of Symbian by five years and restore MeeGo as the focus of future Nokia smartphones. All of their laughably asinine demands can be consumed in full over at [Nokia…
Poor Nokia; yesterday their new boss sends a scathingly honest state-of-the-union email, today Reuters reports that the company has killed off the first phone that was going to harness the power of its MeeGo platform. We hardly knew ye, N9-00. In fact, we didn't know you at all.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is pissed the Finnish cellphone maker relinquished their market dominance to Apple and Google. Real pissed. Fearing the company has reached a point of no return, Elop issued a no-holds-barred 1,300-word memo to employees, and seems primed to make some bold moves in the next week to help Nokia…