Intel has stepped up and said that despite Nokia’s recent announcement to partner with Microsoft and Windows Phone 7, Intel will continue to aggressively develop the open source MeeGo OS with other partners. To that effect, they have released a set of MeeGo Tablet user development tools. But the exciting news here for us consumers is that they have plans to release tablets running MeeGo by the end of the year. We got a hands-on with some of the prototype alpha MeeGo tablets that are running a new MeeGo tablet user experience. What we especially like about the MeeGo tablet UI is that it is designed to bring up quick contextual menus for whatever you’re doing at the moment, so that you dont have to constantly jump back to the main menu of applications to do something new.
Check out the gallery and video below to see what we’re talking about.
Please note, that in accordance to the FTC Guidelines and WOMMA Code of Ethics, I am disclosing that Intel Corporation has covered my travel, accommodations and costs related to our visit to MWC 2011.