> In addition, given the limited resources available on a phone, it seems
> suboptimal to develop for it in a scripting language.
Maemo isn't only used on phones, but on Nokia Internet Tablets (the
prime target, IMHO), which are really just linux-based handheld computers.
There are currently 281 user-created applications for OS2008 (n800 and
n810), including python and ruby, several editors, and a port of the
game "Battle for Wesnoth" (wesnoth.org). I would like to write some
things for it, but only really know php. Otherwise, I'd probably try to
take this one on myself. :)