Let me make this very clear,
at this point, there is no indication of where MeeGo will Go.
This is my first post: let me breefly introduce myself:
I live in Brussels (hence my poor english), I'm an economist and have been a Linux fan for years.
back to the discussion:
The MeeGo option looks very good to me:
* backed by the biggest CPU players: Intel and ARM (I hope AMD will join the party)
* backed by Linaro, a big budget Linux tools player (ARM, IBM, Samsung, ST-Erisson, TI)http://www.linaro.org/why-linaro/
* MeeGo is Linux, 100% open sourcehttp://www.linuxfoundation.org/lp/page/meego
* for developers: Qt, a cross-platform application and UI framework to target desktops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets and phoneshttp://qt.nokia.com/
* MeeGo for Netbooks 1.1 will be available in october and deployed in the Intel-ecosytem:
Asus, Acer, MSI, etc. will have MeeGo netbooks and tablets.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4vv7yFaqxw&feature=player_embedded
* MeeGo for Handsets 1.1 (Nokia high-end phones) will be available in november-december.
Nokia is by far the biggest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, but the US market and the high-end segment are Nokia's weak points at the moment. MeeGo phones based on the latest and greatest Qualcomm CPUs and playing nice with the US carriers will remedy this anomaly.
MeeGo's website explains it probably better than me: http://meego.com/
One last thing: Windows dominates the desktop, but Linux will rule the mobile world !
Hope this helps,