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Nokia CEO on MeeGo: There's No Turning Back

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.

In an interview with Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, the Nokia headman and former Microsoft executive stated that, even if the N9 turns out to be a hit, Nokia's energies will be spent on Windows Phone technology. The troubled company will also focus on developing software to make their phones stand out in the handset market, echoing sentiments he expressed back in February. Good luck you guys.
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Nokia's Big Announcement: The N9

Nokia's Big Announcement: The N9 | Finland | Scoop.it
Nokia has today unveiled a new, all touch screen, phone in Singapore. The phone is MeeGo based and is the much awaited phone from that line of devices. It will be out later this year. Nokia's N9 is available with more specs on their promotional page with a "design story" -video by Marko Ahtisaari, the SVP of Nokia's design.
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Nokia packs a surprise with its all-screen smartphone - Inquirer.net

Nokia packs a surprise with its all-screen smartphone - Inquirer.net | Finland | Scoop.it
In a surprising move, Nokia president and CEO Stephen Elop presented the N9, a breakthrough device that runs not on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system but on .on MeeGo, an already ditched, open-source OS that the Finnish giant co-developed with Intel last year.
“The N9 was part of Nokia’s drive to introduce an exciting experience around the user interface, the industrial design and the developer platform,” said Elop during last week’s Nokia Connection 2011 event held in Singapore...
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Nokia To Debut Windows Phone In Europe -- InformationWeek

Nokia To Debut Windows Phone In Europe -- InformationWeek | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish phone maker is expected to unveil one of its only Meego-powered phones Tuesday, as it puts all its future eggs in the Microsoft basket.
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