Linked by David Adams on Mon 5th Jul 2010 18:30 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In an ill omen for Symbian fans, the publisher of Symbian-Guru is abandoning the platform: "As of today, I will no longer be updating, and will be purchasing an Android-powered smartphone - my new Nexus One should arrive tomorrow. I've been a Nokia fanboy since 1999, and a Symbian fanboy since I got my Nokia 6620 in summer of 2004. Since then, I've personally owned 10+ different Symbian-powered smartphones, and have reviewed nearly every Symbian-powered smartphone that's been released in the past 3 years or so. I've tried to use all of Nokia's various products and services to the best of my ability, and I just can't do it anymore." His post continues with an exploration of the sorry state of Symbian and Nokia that only a once-true-believer could have written.
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Repeat offender
by vivainio on Mon 5th Jul 2010 20:43 UTC
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I heard this guy has a tendency to quit websites in frustration every now and then.

Symbian has one big problem - absolutely shitty developer experience. Development used to be very expensive and painfull, so it was impossible for hobbyists to get an application out. Most people working with Symbian for living hated the OS (so a guy putting up a fansite probably wasn't a symbian programmer).

Luckily, that is being supplanted by Qt, so the symbian of tomorrow will be different from what we have today. Also older symbian devices are able to run Qt, so you'll actually get apps on those.

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