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 Symbian-Guru.com, 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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RE: Symbian's future is low-end.
by vivainio on Tue 6th Jul 2010 06:05 UTC in reply to "Symbian's future is low-end."
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Even Nokia don't think it's possible to make Symbian truly compelling in the time they have available and are reaching out to Intel to partner with them to bring their Meego mobile platform to fruition.


MeeGo didn't happen because Nokia needs Intel to make a good phone - it happened because it's better use of resources to co-operate, and third parties prefer a bigger ecosystem than either Maemo or Moblin alone would have been.

Symbian won't really be a liability as far as making nice UI goes (it'll be all about Qt for both MeeGo and Symbian). You could argue that MeeGo can be more compelling for developers because it's based on well-known Linux components.

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