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Maemo Summit 2009

Written by JamieBennett on October 16th, 2009 at 5:21 pm in Maemo

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I’m sat in the wonderfully picturesque Grenoble, France, sipping a beer and gazing at the huge mountains around me (but that’s for another post). I’m also reminiscing about the Maemo Summit 2009 so I thought I would put a few comments down.

I’m not going to harp on about how great the summit was, or how cool Nokia are for giving away 300 loan devices to the attendees (although I know at least one person left theirs in the back of a taxi in Amsterdam :( ) but instead I’ll just commend Nokia for their efforts with the N900. They have worked tirelessly to get a mainstream, Linux based phone to market that is both hugely configurable and extendable. One could harp on about the seeds of Linux based phones being sown with the likes of the LiMo initiative, Open Moko and more recently, Android, but I know of no other company that has advanced many core Linux components with a huge amount of effort and funding than Nokia.

The current device may not be to everyones taste and may not even be ready for mainstream just yet but I raise my glass to you, well done Nokia!

2 Responses to 'Maemo Summit 2009'

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  1. You said you were going to talk about why the N900 is not for you. Still waiting with great interest!

    And don’t leave talk because of some idiotic threads. If we were to leave every community that had idiots in it, we’d end up living as hermits in the mountains.

    Qole

    17 Oct 09 at 4:34 am

  2. i second that. (qole)

    .thomas

    24 Nov 09 at 11:42 am

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