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Rumours: Nokia’s MeeGo Tablet to Launch in Q3 2011

Nokia N900000. Had Nokia made a Maemo 5 tablet, I would have bought one. Powerful browsing, Qt apps, extreme multitasking - pure win!


Take this with a bucket of salt.

Nokia’s MeeGo tablet will be reaching Nokia fans from late 2011 according to knowyourmobile‘s anonymous source.

There are no further details, other than it’ll run on MeeGo. Their Nokia insider apparently says this information is correct. Could this be the Z500 “ARM based MeeGo Tablet” that Eldar tweeted about back in June, which later leaked itself on the Ovi Store?

Well this is the first “confirmation” of any rough date estimates for any Nokia MeeGo device. The MeeGo phone as far as we know is still pretty much a “2011” story.

Cheers Jim!

via knowyourmobile


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  1. peter
    December 16, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Q3???too late!!!

  2. KeiZka
    December 16, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I don’t believe this for a second…

  3. zonk0r
    December 16, 2010 at 10:10 am

    well you can never say never nowa days…

    PR1.3 due in October..

  4. fat-on
    December 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    toooooo long man how knows ema alive??????

  5. Zarsky
    December 16, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Damn, I’d really like to have one sooner. Would be nice to have a tablet that I could develop Qt apps for.

  6. mmm
    December 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    since Nokia’s plan is to release MeeGo netbook, tablet, phone in that order…does that mean we wont’ see a MeeGo phone til Q4 2011?!

  7. Mato56
    December 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Hmmm, this is N900 a bit stretched. The N900 logo si quite visible in the upper right corner of the phone 🙂 Hesus, how can anyone post this as news?

  8. Johnny Tremaine
    December 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Sorry, I’m not trolling, but that thing, if true, is going to be a bigger bomb than the one that hit Nagasaki.

    The end of Q2 is going to see the release of iPad 2 and an Android Gingerbread tablet, the full on Android approved tablet firmware, from both Motorola and Samsung. A Nokia Meego tablet won’t stand a chance against that. You guys don’t want to hear that, but that’s the hard truth.

    • December 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm

      Hi Johnny,

      No I somewhat agree with you. Android Gingerbread tablet is looking pretty hot (moto proto) and iPad 2 (whatever) too.

      It will be hard for Nokia’s MeeGo tablet to differentiate itself since the MeeGo experience is brand new and essentially untested whereas Android and Apple have had a solid bedrock in their phones.

      Hard, but not impossible. Nokia’s advantage could be in pricing and distribution.

  9. Johnny Tremaine
    December 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Also forgot, Q3 will see the release of the new RIM Blackberry tablet and HP’s WebOS tablet.

    Stacked up against that, Meego’s technical capabilities aside, it won’t stand a chance.

    • webby
      December 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm

      The tablet market atm is essentially a year old. It’s likely going to explode in the next couple of years so making uninformed predictions right now is just a little silly.

      • Johnny Tremaine
        December 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm

        The problem is that, at the moment, Apple owns 90% of that market.

        • webby
          December 16, 2010 at 7:47 pm

          That would be because they have no competition…

        • December 16, 2010 at 11:20 pm

          Remember too, their reach is only as far as they have gone with iPhones, too. Once Nokia releases a tablet, safe bet it will be available in a lot more markets.

          90% of Apple’s share of the “market” is in reality, what, 15% of the global market? I’m not sure of exact numbers and would love to see them myself, but you know what I’m saying right?

  10. Nokia
    December 27, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    It is important too keep in mind that I would not be seen with an Apple product as long as I’m alive. I hate iTunes… and I hate the lame excuses and sales tactics that Apple use. We does not have multitasking because we designed it that way.. who needs multitasking on a “smartphone” anyway. Who needs two cameras anyway.. and so on.
    I hate the silly names Apple put on product parts.. The retina screen..? Come on.. it is a IPS LCD panel made my LG i Korea. Just to mention one..
    The memory, battery and other parts are made in Korea too by Samsung.. and the parts is assembled by Foxconn in China..
    And I hate the Apple for (many) of their lame users who buy anything as long as it has an Apple logo on it. I service those customers in my job.. and they are in general noobs… or technical challenged if you like.
    I do not want to be assosiated with those chums.
    I got an Ipod for free but I gave it away to a child who didn’t know better. They player itself was good and had a cool design, but I want plug and play / drag and drop to work without installing any software at all.
    I will pay for a Nokia tablet if it has the specs I want and need. The Nokia N900 does the job now – and I love it. I like that people can make their own software for it – without any need of being approved by anybody.
    I think the deal with the car manufacturers is interesting.
    Nokia need to keep up their good work and bring products to the market. I think they should make more products too. What about a MeeGo based device for cars to play music and to adjust settings in the car.. and give internet access to the car. Delivering the content to multiple screens. Show movies in the screen in one headrest and browse the Internet in the other – while at front a display will work as a GPS screen and other things we need. Showing a playlist or what not.

    I’m looking for a MeeGo netbook, that can do all what the N900 can (including calling) and have an open source office package.
    Maybe support for Thunderbird for e-mail and so on.

    I only need 7-10 inch screen. High resolution. And an AMOLED screen would be nice. An SSD drive would be nice too.
    Almost like the Galaxy Tab, but with a keyboard.

    Keep in mind the stong business connection Nokia has in Europe too. We have bought Nokia phones for ages, and will continue to do so. They do the work and we have never had any problems with the quality.
    If people continue to make apps for the Maemo/MeeGo there will be room for a Nokia slate/pad/netbook.

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