May 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm
Nokia has made a number of noises about entering the netbook segment at some point in the future. There have not been many rumours surrounding what this netbook may look like; all we’ve had are a few rumours on possible ODM partners used to manufacture the product. One of the key questions though, is which OS will Nokia decide to use?
Symbian may be a strong possibility, given Nokia’s association with the platform. However, another possibility could be a version of its upcoming tablet OS, especially since touchscreen netbooks are expected to become more prevalent as the year progresses.
A leaked screenshot of Nokia’s upcoming Internet tablet operating system, codenamed Maemo Harmattan, has been revealed by MobileCrunch. The picture shows the Maemo Harmattan home screen, which is just one long scrollable page filled in with user widgets.
The interface has been designed for a widescreen display. If you look carefully at the picture, you will notice a blue background on the top third of the picture. This part is what will be visible on the screen at any particular time. Now this OS isn’t due any time soon, so don’t get your hopes up. Maemo is not expected until Q4 2010 at the earliest.