Anyone who has been following my posts for a year or so will know that I am less than complementary of Nokia’s Symbian-based smartphones, this is because two years of my life were wasted using the slow and boring Nokia N95 and Nokia 96.
Therefore I am quite pleased to hear that Nokia’s future N-Series smartphones will be Meego-based, Meego is a combination of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin operating systems.
Personally I think there has only been one great smartphone from Nokia in the last year or so, this was the Maemo-based Nokia N900, my hands-on experience with this handset was a lot more enjoyable than it was with the Nokia N97, N96 or N95.
The next Nokia smartphone due for release is the Nokia N8, this smartphone runs Symbian^3 and looks much better than previous Symbian-based efforts, however the news that they are now backing Meego suggests that Nokia have finally realized that they may need to concentrate on alternative platforms to compete with likes of Apple, HTC and Motorola.
Do you think my criticism of Symbian is unfair? If so, let me know why in the comments section below.