The devices Nokia has unveiled in the last week are an indication of its strategy going forward. It intends to make products running Symbian, Maemo, and Windows — with each OS being used for a different segment of the market.
Jonas Geust, who is VP in charge of Nokia’s N-series, told DigiTimes that his company will put its Linux-based Maemo OS on high-end products. An example of this is the Nokia N900, a smartphone that was unveiled a few days ago.
Nokia will continue to use Symbian on its “mass-market” models, such as the recently-announced Nokia X6 and X3.
And this company recently broke into the netbook market where it will use Microsoft Windows. Its first example of this is the Booklet 3G, which is expected to hit the market later this year.
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Geust also made it clear that Nokia believes that these are all the operating systems it needs to provide product diversity, and has no plans to add any more.
This is likely an attempt to squash rumors that this company is going to put out devices running Google’s Android OS.