The Nokia N9 was the first MeeGo phone to go to market last year. But after that, the Finnish company said that it would focus on Windows Phones. While Nokia had gone quiet for many months with regards to the development of new MeeGo devices, rumors had it that the manufacturer could be launching two low-end MeeGo phones.
According to reports, Nokia may be launching two new low-end MeeGo smartphones to accomplish their "next billion" strategy. The so-called "next billion" strategy can be attributed to the billions of users in the emerging markets Nokia is targeting with its affordable mobile phones, with the majority of these users being based in China. And the company is looking to maintain its leadership position in this market. Last year, when Nokia has announced their Windows Phone future roadmap, the company has been divided into two. The "next billion" strategy would rely on the company's Series 40/Asha department to fulfil, though Android devices may pose a threat with the cutting of prices to cater to the emerging markets. The Nokia N9 was said to be the first and last MeeGo device. And it looks to be a pity for the company to just call it quit on future MeeGo development, especially with its favorable reviews and acceptance in the market.