MeeGo: “We will find other partners”, says Intel CEO

Intel’s CEO, Paul Otellini told analysts that Intel “will find other partners” for the MeeGo project after Nokia’s decision to drop the Linux based operating system as its primary smartphone platform, and switch to using Windows Phone 7.

Otellini said “The carriers still want a third ecosystem and the carriers want an open ecosystem”, according to a Reuters report. Otellini characterised Nokia’s decision as a financial one, noting he wouldn’t have made the same decision that Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop made. “I would probably have gone with Android if I were him”, said Otellini, adding, “MeeGo would have been the best strategy but he [Elop] concluded he couldn’t afford it.”

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