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Maemo Edges Out Symbian in Nokia's N900 Smartphone

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – Three months after Nokia announced its N900 smartphone, the device has arrived in the United States. The N900 runs on the Linux-based Maemo platform, and Nokia's hype around it raises questions about whether the company plans to replace its older Symbian platform with Maemo. Meanwhile, rumors that Nokia might purchase device maker Palm have been swirling around in the market, drawing yet another question mark around the Finnish smartphone vendor's plans. Maemo is an open source platform based on Debian GNU/Linux. (General)