Nokia will support carrier customization for Maemo

A few days ago, Reuters reported that Nokia may not allow carriers to customize the software on its new Maemo devices, starting with the recently-announced N900.

Well, today Nokia came with an explanatory post at Nokia Conversations, saying that those were mere speculative stories.

The Finnish company’s plans with Maemo are “to focus on the consumer experience – integrating applications and services from Nokia, our broad community of developers and publishers and, of course, from our operator customers.”

This being said, Nokia will definitely allow mobile operators to customize the N900, as well as other upcoming Maemo devices.

This surely is great for operators, but it may not be that great for end customers, since not all of them are happy with the way their carriers modify the software of the phones they’re offering.

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For the moment, there are no official announcements regarding Nokia N900’s availability via a mobile operator. However, there will almost surely be carriers to sell the smartphone / internet tablet – one of them is probably T-Mobile USA.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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