Nokia cancels plans for its first MeeGo powered phone even before launch.
Sources close to Nokia have confirmed the cancellation of the company’s first ever smartphone featuring their new MeeGo mobile OS platform, according to Yahoo! Finance. Yesterday, new CEO Stephen Elop called the company a “burning platform” in a leaked memo to its employees, and this decision could be his bold move to save the company from it.
“Frankly, Nokia has to decide whether maintaining MeeGo is of strategic value in the short or longer term. If it believes MeeGo will not deliver value, it should divert resources elsewhere,” said analyst Tim Shepard.
“One good thing about Stephen Elop is that he is not emotionally attached to any platform.”
MeeBo, a joint venture between Nokia and Intel, was first announced in February last year and was largely believed to be Nokia’s first true nex-gen mobile platform that could compete with the likes of Apple and Android.