This is such a shame. I was really looking forward to a bunch of hot, new MeeGo smartphones. Android is great and all, but the problem with it is that it uses java. MeeGo doesn't need java. I was hoping that MeeGo would help liberate the linux smartphone from java.
My response, for what it is worth, is that while this is definitely not a result i ever wanted to see, it is worth remembering that Nokia will still be investing >around< half a billion annually in the broader MeeGo ecosystem after this change in direction.
While MeeGo is not now going to become one of the 'big-three' or the lead Nokia platform, it probably does have a healthy a viable future as a niche platform.