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.
Permalink for comment 342564
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Now only S60 is still alive
by moondevil on Wed 7th Jan 2009 08:27 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
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.

Reply Score: 2