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Nokia Aborts Meltemi Linux-Based Feature Phone 105

judgecorp writes "Nokia has closed down the Meltemi low-end Linux phone which was supposed to replace its System 40 devices. The platform had never been officially announced and now, apparently, will never see the light of day. Feature phones still make up a giant market where Nokia has dominated, but this leaves its upgrade path in question."
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Nokia Aborts Meltemi Linux-Based Feature Phone

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  • Double down on black (Score:4, Interesting)

    by DeTech ( 2589785 ) on Thursday July 26, 2012 @01:11PM (#40779439)

    So our market share is shrinking after the launch of the Windows Phone... Quick, stop doing everything else, that will fix it!

    I'm beginning to think M$ management culture is infectious

  • Re:Microsoft? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 26, 2012 @01:43PM (#40780183)

    Meltemi was going to use QML as its main API and UI/UX. The reason why Nokia even bothered to release the N9/N950 was to give developers a head start with Qt Components which was supposed to be supported in Meltemi.

    One of the major ideas behind Meltemi was that it was going to be almost as "powerful" as a smartphone, but still be as cheap as a feature phone.

    (Posting Anonymously in case I went a little too far with the NDA)

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