Nokia has another shot with Linux

by admin August 27, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Helsinki, Finland – Nokia is pursuing its flirtation with Linux, today launching a new high-end phone based on the operating system.

Nokia has had one shot with Linux already, using it three years ago for its range of internet tablets. They didn’t really catch on. The new N900 series is described as having ‘evolved’ from these devices.

The N900, unlike its predecessor, has a cellular connection, along with WVGA touch screen and slide-out keyboard. It uses the company’s Linux-based Maemo operating system, saying it lets users have ‘dozens’ of application windows open and running simultaneously.

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