Analyst Advises Nokia to Kill MeeGo, Embrace WP7
Berenberg Bank analyst Adnaan Ahmad recently sent an open letter to Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In it, he urged the phone-maker to work with Microsoft to launch a line of WP7 Nokia smartphones. He advised Nokia to kill the MeeGo project and called it “the biggest joke in the tech industry right now”.
Elop recently went on record as saying that Nokia “must build, catalyse or join a competitive ecosystem” to survive. The company has put a lot into making sure their new MeeGo smartphone hits MWC. Possibly with a 1.6 GHz processor and HSPA+.
The Nokia Z500 slate is also expected to be unveiled at MWC 2011. These two devices may be too little, too late. I was at the MeeGo Summit last year, and Adnaan definitely has a point. Nokia and Intel haven’t given us much to be optimistic about in MeeGo.
[Via All Things D]