Nokia Isn’t Ditching Symbian For Maemo, But Maybe It Should

When Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced a new smartphone, the N900, powered by its Maemo Linux variant, this summer, it seemed to be dipping its toe in to the water of an entirely new firmware future.

Nokia’s much-hyped 5800 and N97 showed that Symbian is now ill-suited to running a sophisticated, modern and easy-to-use multimedia phone, so maybe Maemo lights the way…

Now The Really Mobile Project reports that Maemo marketing managers told a London N900 gathering Nokia will “drop Symbian from the entire