Linked by Moochman on Tue 6th Jan 2009 21:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Amidst the hubbub over MacWorld 2009, El Reg quietly noted that the company UIQ, the joint venture of Sony Ericsson and Motorola and eponymous creator of the UIQ interface layer for the Symbian smartphone OS, has filed for bankruptcy in the Swedish courts.
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SE going Windows
by Macrat on Tue 6th Jan 2009 22:06 UTC
Macrat
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2006-03-27

Sony Ericsson is going Windows?

I guess I'll be looking for a different smartphone vendor when my P990 dies.

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RE: SE going Windows
by japh on Wed 7th Jan 2009 12:11 UTC in reply to "SE going Windows"
japh Member since:
2005-11-11

It seems that they are, but they're also doing other things, so there might be android phones coming out of SE as well:

http://androidcommunity.com/sony-ericsson-android-by-summer-2009-20...

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RE: SE going Windows
by John.Gustafsson on Wed 7th Jan 2009 12:12 UTC in reply to "SE going Windows"
John.Gustafsson Member since:
2005-08-08

Sony Ericsson is going Windows?

I guess I'll be looking for a different smartphone vendor when my P990 dies.


As so you are using a P990? I was in on making that device:) But don't blame me for any of the bugs ;)

You should be able to pick up a pretty cheap second hand P1i by now, which is a far better device than the P990 ever was, while you wait for the dust to settle. And if you don't live in Sweden you could always pick up an iPhone and give it a go.

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Now only S60 is still alive
by moondevil on Wed 7th Jan 2009 08:27 UTC
moondevil
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2005-07-08

From a developer point of view this was to be expected.

Symbian based OS, UIQ and S60 are a pain to program for. The C++ dialect they required developers to use is so early 90s that your people being paid good money will endure programming for them.

Now comparing with the choice companies are having with more sane OS, it is understandable that something like this would happen.

This is also a reason why Nokia decided to go open source with S60. As a way to attract developers to their platform.

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www.uiq.com
by Melicerte on Wed 7th Jan 2009 10:38 UTC
Melicerte
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2006-08-29

Something is about to surface from the labs...

hmm... yes, bankruptcy!

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A sad day
by boblowski on Wed 7th Jan 2009 20:05 UTC
boblowski
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2007-07-23

I'm a happy P1i owner and actually hoped to use it for a long time. That is, until the P2i or whatever they would call it, was released.

So, is this another platform Microsoft won? Is there any viable Symbian interface in the pipeline? I tried S60, but didnt really like it that much.

Perhaps I should buy myself a spare P1i on eBay.

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