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 would be doing much better if they'd announced last week that along with ditching Symbian for high-end devices, they were adopting Android too. Sadly, they're sticking with MeeGo—but as this video demonstrates, you can Androidize it yourself.
In today's Remainders: progress. Sort of. Openmoko's WikiReader takes baby steps towards usability; a new sculpture series offers busts of the Darth Vader that could've been; an MSNBC slideshow sheds light on the photographic pursuits of ISS astronauts, and more.
Firefox Mobile crawled into its first pockets last night, going live on Maemo5. The mobile version retains the full awesomeness of the Awesome Bar and includes WeaveSync for keeping tabs, passwords, and bookmarks straight across desktop and mobile versions.
One lucky guy in the UK found himself on the receiving end of a very cool Nokia promotion, where he had to hack open a PC-controlled box, revealing a shiny new N900 inside.
Despite the N900 looking like a return to the days of quality Nokia phones, it's announced it will halve production of its smartphones in 2010, instead concentrating on dumbphones, or "mid to low end smartphones," as they see it.
In this installment of Now Available: Dell's snazzy Vostro 1015 laptop, WowWee's sweet-as-cinnamon pico projector, the not-so-hot Samsung Omnia II, and the Nokia N900, a smartphone that's so smart it's not even a smartphone.
Alright, Nokia. We know you've ben hurting since N-Gage passed away, but apparently in your despair you forgot that Nintendo wouldn't take kindly to a promo video featuring emulated SNES games. Oops!
At an official N900 meet-up in London last night, the Maemo marketing team appears to have let slip that Nokia will use the Linux-based OS instead of S60 on all its future flagship N-Series handsets. About time, no?