I have a Nokia N900 which I believe is the best Nokia thus far, even today; and undoubtedly one of the best smartphones and/or mobile computers out there. I have been looking for a similar Nokia device in order to continue having the same experience which the N900 has given me. To my disappointment, the related Nokia N950 is not sold commercially. I am of cause not a developer but I have diversified interests regarding business and leisure activity, so that is why the N900 is such a multitalented toy.
I could not find a similar device in Nokia's current ranges with the same versatility, appeal, features and feel as my N900. Nokia has further gone and created some really good smartphones; but now integrated with the Windows Mobile OS. After speaking to a lot of good friends, colleagues and associates that have shifted their interest and gone the Android or Apple route from Symbian, I've realised that the last thing people want to see is their Windows desktop on their smartphone (which is why manufacturers like HTC & Samsung were never big here). Symbian is great with all its features, but slightly outdated and in the wilderness compared to its competitors. Samsung is now growing at blistering pace in this part of the world.
Maemo is a wonderful OS that provides customers with endless possibilities to change their device elements according to their wishes. Maybe Nokia could look to build on the Maemo foundation, or improve on Meego in order for Nokia to once again claim its own superior identity.
I could be wrong but I don’t believe that Windows Mobile OS is the way to go for Nokia...