Symbian’s problem isn’t with capabilities, it’s with user experience: namely the clunky, awkward, and occasionally terrible S60 interface. Enter Maemo, to save the day! And also, apparently, a newer, friendlier Symbian. Nokia wants to get better, please.
The N900 runs the slick new Linux-based Maemo 5 OS, but Nokia is already dishing up details on Maemo 6. Expected in late 2010, it’ll introduce a portrait-mode, support multitouch and capacitive touchscreens, and have a desktop filled with widgets.