Mysterious MeeGo Tablet Hits The Internet

Posted: Jan 24 2011, 11:09am CST | by , in Rumors | Tablets

Mysterious MeeGo Tablet Hits the Internet
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It still has no name.

We've been waiting a long time to see some real MeeGo tablets making the news. I've had a chance to play around with MeeGo on a touchscreen device quite a bit. I've also spent some time around the people building that OS, and I honestly have mixed feelings about it. The lack of any MeeGo mention at CES 2011 didn't help my confidence.

But MeeGo seems bound for MWC 2011. And now, just weeks ahead of that event, a MeeGo tablet has been spotted in the wild. No details on hardware exist yet, but rumors have this slate popping up at MWC.

This could be the Nokia Z500 we've been waiting for. The manufacturer fits, and the slate pictured seems to be a 7" device. It doesn't look quite right for a 10". If it is a Z500, we can expect an ARM processor. That's about all we know right now.

The first MeeGo tablet will be an important device for Nokia (less so for Intel). They've been struggling to create a modern touchscreen OS for some time, and efforts with Symbian have thus far been disastrous. If MeeGo can't electrify consumers in Europe and the US, Nokia will continue to see their market share ebb away. iOS and Android aren't going to wait through some long process of refinement. And neither are customers.

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