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Nokia “tweener” tablet tipped in mobile gaming push [Video]

Nokia “tweener” tablet tipped in mobile gaming push [Video]

Nokia's tablet ambitions may see the company slotting a so-called "tweener" device in-between smartphone and the currently available slates, according to Nokia EVP Tero Ojanperä. Speaking at SXSW this week with Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka, the Nokia exec suggested that the existing crop of tablets wouldn't be the last word in innovation, and predicted something somewhat larger than a smartphone could find a niche.

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MeeGo OS Concept For Tablets

MeeGo OS Concept For Tablets

With the Nokia and Microsoft partnership, the once promising MeeGo OS has been relegated to research and development status with very little chance of ever becoming a mainstream platform. However, that doesn't stop developers from continuing to think up new UI concepts for the OS such as the one shown below, designed by Jozef Kocúr.

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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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