Nokia might be on the ropes at the moment – but that does not mean the Finnish phone giant is about to throw in the towel. No sir, it seems that Nokia’s working on an internal project known as “Meltemi”, where this new software is said to power its range of upcoming low-end and entry-level handsets.
Mary McDowell, Nokia’s executive vice president in charge of phones, is said to spearhead this project, although Nokia decidedly remained mum on the new project or its future plans. Stephen Elop did mention their strategy for the low-end market that Nokia refers to as “the next billion” in a recent meeting that, “In mobile phones – it’s very much about “Sonic”, it’s very much about full touch activity that’s going on, it’s about the work we have to do around Series 40 to ensure it continues to help us in the future. It’s the “Clipper” program and the underlying “Meltemi” software effort.”
Will cheap touch-enabled handsets with app support help Nokia on the rebound?
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