Nokia Leaves MeeGo Behind for Windows Phone 7

Nokia Leaves MeeGo Behind for Windows Phone 7

The MeeGo-enabled device promised by Nokia made its long-awaited debut at CommunicAsia 2011, but there's a shroud of uncertainty surrounding the device. With Nokia's renewed focus on the Windows Phone 7 platform, the MeeGo OS, as Nokia has previously mentioned, will be developed on the sides mainly for research purposes. And in an interview with Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop reiterates the case.

GSM Arena - In an interview with Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop confirmed that even if the N9 proves to be a massive success, there is no returning to MeeGo for Nokia. Nokia instead will be betting everything on Windows Phone 7 platform and Elop is confident that it will be well received.

Some see the Nokia N9 and the MeeGo platform as a stop-gap measure till Nokia finally ships their Windows Phone 7 devices in volume by 2012, while others like us are lamenting over how Nokia jumped the gun and abandoned MeeGo before it had a chance to perform. Regardless, Nokia is definitely locking down its phones with Microsoft, while support remains for its existing Symbian devices until further notice.

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