Nokia Determined To Go It Alone With OS
Software is where the margins are at, Lawton points out, so risky as it may be, MeeGo is a differentiator. Using Android or another platform would likely leave Nokia stranded in the steadily lower margin business of hardware.
Software developer Jonathan Banner has played around with an early version of MeeGo and believes Nokia can eventually make good products -- which will include tablets, televisions and even automobiles, it says -- with it. "I think they've got a strong chance," he says. "If they get MeeGo sorted out, it's game on."