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Nokia Meego looks very similar to BB10
Was surfing youtube and found a very interesting
This is Nokia 2011 demo of Meego. I found that it was very similar to BB10, which made me question who is copying who?
Another piece of research took me to TAT's home page where i read that they have assisted with the meego's platform. What i am trying to say is that i dont want a bunch of OS's that look similar (Ubuntu). I want a unique and awesome experience. Please someone tell me i have all my facts messed up and that BB10 is not copying anyone that closely.
- 01-14-13, 03:20 AM #4
Nokia N9 is so easy to use it doesn't need any menu buttons. In any app, swiping from any edge takes you home – so you can move easily between your activities.
- 01-14-13, 06:46 AM #7
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01-14-13, 08:33 AM #9
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Nokia really did trade the bird in their hand for the one on in bush......and they lost big time. They had a beautiful OS in their hands and they gave it up for WP7, not even WP8 at the time. It's too late to go back to it now.
- 01-14-13, 08:44 AM #11
- 01-14-13, 09:42 AM #12
Meego was an opensource OS that TAT contributed to before being bought by RIM. So the people that had a heavy influence on the Meego UI are the people having a heavy influence on BB10 UI. Either way RIM now owns the talent!
- 01-14-13, 01:31 PM #14
- 01-14-13, 01:46 PM #15
- 01-14-13, 02:39 PM #16
Meego, or the Nokia N9 in particular, was never actually released for the mass market. The N9 only launched in a couple of evolving markets, mostly without too much carrier support. It was mainly a texhnology testbed for Nokia. A shame thiugh, because the N9 recieved much more positive voices than Nokias first Lumias did.
So the situations of both plattforms can't be more radically different. While Meego was treated like trash by Nokia, BB10 is RIMs best bet with much better support by the company.
- 01-19-13, 04:13 PM #18
Despite the similarities, Meego is a thing of the past now and no one is going to remember or care about them because they are dead in the water. It has a lot of potentials but was never given the opportunity to shine. That was Nokia biggest mistake, they didn't have any plans or long term goal for this mobile OS to succeed.
BB10 is in it to win. Blackberry is determined to promote their BB10 OS for the next 10 years. They are confident that BB10 is going to be a huge international success that they have set goals and have invested millions of dollars in marketing the product.
That's the difference between the two company. Nokia didn't lack innovation but they were lacking goals and confidence.
- 01-20-13, 03:17 AM #19
IF we look at past companies with great ideas that did nothing, I still have a soft spot for WebOS....just too bad they could not follow through. (I know...too complex for such a simple comment, but bear with me.) Meego is another great idea....I was looking forward to meego computers and phones....oh well. On the other hand, we have a vibrant, ready to launch product that has grown from those previous ideas. Isn't that how most innovations mature? Did you think Graham Alexander Bell "invented" the telephone in a vaccuum?
- 01-20-13, 06:21 AM #20
There are definitely some cosmetic similarities between Meego and BB10, and even some architectural ones. FUNCTIONALLY, though, RIM has done a lot of its own work. Hub is a very important differentiator, as is the keyboard.
As well, let's not forget the app portfolio and infrastructure for BB10 is already pretty robust, and it hasn't even released yet.
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