Ex-Nokia staff to create MeeGo based smartphones


Our time with Nokia’s one and only MeeGo based smartphone, the N9, was a bittersweet one. We loved the device but hated the fact that it was the first and last of its kind. Well, if you’re like us, you’ll be happy to know that there may be some other, MeeGo based phones coming down the pipeline. A bunch of ex-Nokia staff has banded together and created the mobile start-up Jolla (Finnish for dinghy). According to their LinkedIn page, Jolla consists of “directors and core professionals from Nokia’s MeeGo N9 organization, together with some of the best minds working on MeeGo in the communities.” The new start-up is led by Marc Dillon, who was with Nokia for almost 11 years and was the company’s Principal Engineer for MeeGo from January 2006 until he left Nokia earlier this year. Hopefully these guys can manage to re-create the magic that the N9 had in other, MeeGo based smartphones.

Source: The Verge