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Nokia Clarifies Position On Maemo Customization

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Sep 11, 2009, 9:40 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Nokia published an article on Conversations.Nokia.com that provides more details about its plans to support carrier customization on Maemo devices. Nokia says that the initial reports that it wouldn't support carrier customization were erroneous, and that it will, in fact, allow for some carrier customization of Maemo devices. Nokia notes, "Our plan with Maemo is to focus on the consumer experience — integrating applications and services from Nokia, our broad community of developers and publishers and, of course, from our operator customers. While we have not announced immediate plans to offer an operator variant for the N900, there are many customization points for operators on the N900. It would be absolutely incorrect to assume that we will not offer operators the ability to tailor future Maemo devices to suit their needs." The original quote published earlier this week from David Rivas, Nokia's vice president for devices R&D, was misunderstood.

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Sep 11, 2009, 9:56 AM

Don't Back Down Nokia

I liked the original statement better. It is disappointing that Nokia is backing down here. If we could take handset selection and customization away from carriers that would be a step toward customers buying directly from manufacturers and no more subsidization hopefully or need for contracts. THEN we would have true competition. No more selecting a carrier because they have an exclusive on the neatest toy.
Agreed, Nokia should not back down on this issue.
I was afraid this might happen. Nokia's phone was probably ringing five minutes after that announcement, with a menacing mouthpiece from a major carrier on the other end. Sadly, they don't have a device anywhere near as compelling as the iPhone to l...

Sep 14, 2009, 7:45 PM

Too good to be true

Well it was almost good to be truth, but who in his 5 sense will say that kind of declaration to your most profitable clients.

I think someone doesnt like money here, wait, not its not true
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