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MeeGo gets new boss, promises “unique appeal” in N950

MeeGo gets new boss, promises “unique appeal” in N950

MeeGo has found itself a new head, in the shape of ex-Qt lead Sebastian Nyström, replacing Alberto Torres who stepped down amid the Nokia-Microsoft partnership. Nyström will take responsibility for the first MeeGo phone, expected to be released later in 2011, and believed to be the Nokia N950. "We believe our upcoming device will have unique appeal to the style-conscious, connected enthusiast" the new chief told Nokia employees.

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ASUS CEO: 3D quadcore tablet in 2011, maybe Windows Phone in 2012

ASUS CEO: 3D quadcore tablet in 2011, maybe Windows Phone in 2012

ASUS has confirmed plans to launch a 3D tablet running a quadcore processor sometime in 2011, though the slate will not have 3D cameras like the LG G-Slate. Speaking to hi-tech.mail.ru, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen said that quadcore chips - presumably NVIDIA's Kal-El - will be essential for smooth video playback at Full HD resolution or higher. The company is aiming to be the second largest player in tablets by 2012, with a 5 to 8 percent market share.

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Nokia N950 MeeGo phone named: “very elegant hardware” says CTO [Video]

Nokia N950 MeeGo phone named: “very elegant hardware” says CTO [Video]

Nokia CTO Rich Green has seemingly named the company's first MeeGo device, the Nokia N950, set to launch later in 2011. Speaking at Nokia's Developer Day keynote last week, My Nokia Blog caught Green on camera suggesting that coders "should look at this as the successor to the N900, the N950." The name differs from Nokia's current nomenclature scheme, but follows directly from the Maemo-based N900 launched back in 2009.

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Intel: MeeGo Must Go On, Seeking New Partner

Intel: MeeGo Must Go On, Seeking New Partner

Last week Microsoft and Nokia surprised the world with their partnership announcement that has been quite an episode. Nokia chose Microsoft's Windows Phone over Google's Android platform, pretty much sending Nokia's old Symbian to the retirement home and dumping Intel--now the single parent raising MeeGo. Intel's CEO, Paul Otellini, held a meeting today with analysts in London to express his thoughts on Nokia's decision and his plans for MeeGo's future.

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MeeGo Preview At MWC 2011 Disappoints

MeeGo Preview At MWC 2011 Disappoints

Intel previewed MeeGo at MWC 2011 today and to say that industry bloggers were less than impressed would be an understatement. MeeGo is a collaboration between Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo, an announcement the two companies made just one year ago from the stages of MWC 2010 in Barcelona. Almost exactly one year later, Meego has developed very little and the future of Nokia has changed quite a lot.

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SG Comics Presents: Survivor Mobile OS

SG Comics Presents: Survivor Mobile OS

Mobile/tablet OS platforms are duking it out for survival as platform updates, new product launches, dubious alliances and speculations continue to brew. Android OS is increasingly dominating the marketplace, with Apple's iOS attempting to regain momentum and stirring up the media with plenty of rumors. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Nokia's Stephen Elop just made a surprise announcement last week to put Windows Phone 7 on future Nokia phones--seemingly a take-over of Nokia and an imminent demise for Symbian and MeeGo--a move that blindsided Intel and slighted Google. And still earlier last week HP/Palm introduced new phones and tablets to push their own webOS platform. The competition's getting rough. Can all the operating systems at least just allow us to truly multitask our apps for now?

Nokia CEO: Microsoft decision made the night before; Intel knew prior to event

Nokia CEO: Microsoft decision made the night before; Intel knew prior to event

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has revealed that the company's board only settled on adopting Windows Phone and a Microsoft partnership the night before the Friday announcement last week, a last-minute decision that hugely impacts the future of the Finnish company moving forward. Speaking to SlashGear at Mobile World Congress 2011 this week, Elop confirmed that Android - and sticking with the Symbian and MeeGo roadmaps - had remained on the table up until the last minute, with the chief executive having to make a number of calls, including to Intel's Paul Otellini, in the few hours between the board's decision and the London event.

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Intel MeeGo teaser tips MWC 2011 smartphone & tablet reveal

Intel MeeGo teaser tips MWC 2011 smartphone & tablet reveal

Intel may have been in the dark about Nokia's re-evaluated plans for MeeGo, but that hasn't stopped them planning some noise about the open-source OS in Barcelona this week. A snapshot from the MeetMeego Twitter account shows an MWC 2011 banner with a hitherto-unseen smartphone and tablet along with the suggestion that it's "a little teaser what [sic] awaits you tomorrow" at the show.

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Why Nokia’s CEO Chose Microsoft

Why Nokia’s CEO Chose Microsoft

In the end, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop really didn’t have a choice. When he surveyed the competitive landscape, he found that he was boxed into a corner. While Android might have looked attractive as an alternative for their fledgling smartphone business, to back it would make him just another Android licensee. And while he could have tapped into their software ecosystem, it would have been hard for him to differentiate at the hardware level and thus be thrust against the dozens of Android handset vendors chasing the growing smartphone market.

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Intel blindsided by Nokia Windows Phone deal; N9-01 could debut at MWC 2011

Intel blindsided by Nokia Windows Phone deal; N9-01 could debut at MWC 2011

Nokia's deal with Microsoft took up most of the news cycle on Friday - there's always our "Everything you need to know" roundup, if you're feeling behind the curve - and it looks like the revelations aren't stopping now. Amid New York Stock Exchange share prices diving 15.1-percent on Friday as the market failed to be quite so enthused as Stephen Elop and Steve Ballmer, there's also TechCrunch speculation that Intel - Nokia's MeeGo partner - knew nothing of the Windows Phone deal prior to its Friday announcement.

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Nokia Workers in Finland Take Collective Lunch Break in Protest of Windows Phone 7 Deal

Nokia Workers in Finland Take Collective Lunch Break in Protest of Windows Phone 7 Deal

It would appear, according to Finnish paper HS.fi Uutiset that workers at at least one Nokia development location in Tampere, Finland, are walking out in protest of the deal made official this morning between Nokia and Microsoft. While a member of the senior staff at this particular location, Kalle Wedge, noted "Aika moni käytti joustavaa työaikaa," aka "Quite a few people used their flexible working time [their break] to do this protest."

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