Nokia N950, First MeeGo Device, Seen as Development Platform (Videos Inside)

February 22, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

We had been exposed to news on MeeGo in frequent intervals for quite a while now. Nokia CTO Rich Green had blurted out something about Nokia’s first MeeGo device at MWC. His speech at the Nokia Developer Day last week suggested that the MeeGo device from Nokia, which will succeed the N900, will be named N950.

Though he didn’t disclose any details on the device or even confirm the name, it hints that Nokia is not yet ready to ditch its MeeGo plans despite signing an agreement with Microsoft to adopt the Windows Phone 7 platform for its new devices.

Rich Green’s speech did not give any details about the specs of the device. But he indeed said it will come with ‘elegant hardware’ and hinted the chances of it having a very interesting User Interface.

Though the name N950 does not suit the present system Nokia follows in naming its new devices, it seems to match with the N900 – a device based on the Maemo platform launched by Nokia in 2009.

The Nokia CTO has suggested that the company is considering N950 as a development platform. It may mean that N950 may not be showcased as a user-ready mainstream device.

He also said that the MeeGo devices from Nokia will run Qt apps and the earlier Qt apps meant for the Symbian platform can be easily ported to the MeeGo platform.

Here is a four-part video that details  Nokia’s strategy. Tell us what you feel about the new plans.

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