Last night in London there was an official Nokia N900 meetup. Several members from The Really Mobile Project were in attendance and have learned, from Maemo’s Marketing Team, that by 2012 there will no longer be any Nseries devices powered by the Symbian operating system. They’ve also learned that there are no plans to bring Maemo to Nokia’s Eseries lineup.
The Nseries lineup, for those unfamiliar with Nokia’s portfolio, is composed of devices that have the highest specifications and the “best” technology that Nokia has to offer. The most famous Nseris device, the one that made the world fall in love with Nokia all over again, was the N95. The most damaging Nseries device, the one that made the world think Nokia employees have their head shoved up their asses, was the N97. The Eseries lineup is supposed to be for enterprise customers, but just about everyone and their mother has a Nokia E71 where I live (Helsinki, Finland) since it’s recognized as the last great device to come out of Nokia.