We still have not seen any Nokia MeeGo based phones, which Nokia claims will take over as the leading smartphone option from the company in the future.
However, not all experts agree that MeeGo is the future for Nokia phones. An analyst at Berenberg Bank, Adnaan Ahmad, has written an open letter to Nokia’s Chief Stephen Elop and former colleague Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer:
“[Stephen] announce an EXCLUSIVE deal with your ex-colleague, Steve: you get access to their Windows Phone 7 (WP7) intellectual property scot-free and access to the US market where your share has dived to the low single-digit level, and in so doing cut your bloated handset business R&D budget by at least 30 percent,” Ahmad writes.
“Get rid of your own proprietary high-end solution (MEEGO)–it’s the biggest joke in the tech industry right now and will put you even further behind Apple and Google. Focus your high-end portfolio around WP7, and over time you can take the cost down (that’s Steve’s job and cost base) to get this into the mid-range market. Push your Symbian solutions into the low-to-mid-range smartphone market as quickly as possible to defend market share versus Android’s upcoming lowered cost ecosystem.”
Similar solutions have been proposed in the past as well, and Stephen Elop has even admitted that they are looking at alternative solutions.
Here’s a video showing the MeeGo OS on a Nokia N900.