Today in Mobile

Nokia today unveiled its latest phone, and the handset is receiving impressive reviews. Business Insider calls the N9 “a gorgeous phone that shows Nokia can make cool stuff,” and Time opines that “the tragedy is that none of it really matters.” That’s because the N9 runs MeeGo, of course, which is the OS Nokia opted to forsake in favor of Microsoft’s Windows phone. But as my colleague Kevin C. Tofel notes, MeeGo’s “experimental” status may actually give Nokia a fallback plan if Windows Phone fails to attract much of an audience. Nokia’s prospects are still dim, but it now appears to have a pretty good Plan B if necessary.