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Nokia's First Linux Phone

     
1:57 pm on Aug 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Nokia's First Linux Phone [reuters.com]
The world's largest handset maker, Nokia unveiled on Thursday its first phone running on Linux software, aiming at improving its offering at the top end of the market.The new N900 model, with cellular connection, touch screen and slide-out keyboard, will retail for around 500 euros ($712), excluding subsidies and taxes.

Nokia's workhorse Symbian operating system controls half of the smartphone market volume -- more than its rivals Apple, Research in Motion and Google put together.

Nokia said Linux would work well in parallel with Symbian in its high-end product range.

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I wouldn't say this is a new endeavour for Nokia. It's simply the next generation of their Nokia N800, N810 series of tablets which now comes with phone capabilities. Nokia has been using Maemo for years - before the iPhone was available.