MeeGo 'heralds a new era' for mobile users
The MeeGo software platform from computer developer Intel and mobile phone manufacturer Nokia could see handsets and computer devices come closer together in the years ahead.
In a Nokia Conversations post, the company explains that applications held on one device should be able to be moved on to any compatible MeeGo device.
People who trade in their old mobile phone for a newer, compatible model can therefore expect to see it communicate with their computer, netbook, television or even their car.
Speaking at the launch of MeeGo, Intel chief executive officer and company president Paul Otellini said: "Our vision for seamlessly communicating between computing devices from the home, auto, office or your pocket is taking a big step forward today."
Nokia Conversations blogger JBC added in a later post that the logic behind the move makes sense - a suggestion that may make many people consider upgrading their old mobile phone to one that supports MeeGo.
JBC argued that the enhanced usability and access to integrated services offered through the software makes future growth likely from the "solid platform" this development puts in place.
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