Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Sep 2010 13:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia might not be gaining a lot of mindshare in the smartphone world with its Symbian operating system, but fact of the matter is that Symbian is still the most popular smartphone operating system in the world - by a long shot. Today, Nokia officially unveiled three new smartphones that will run the latest iteration of the mobile platform, Symbian^3.
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RE[2]: I wish it ran Android
by spiderman on Tue 14th Sep 2010 17:54 UTC in reply to "RE: I wish it ran Android"
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And defending the stylus? Nokia won't even defend the stylus, they know they need to get rid of it and are moving towards multi-touch as quick as they can. They're just way behind. Unless the stylus is being used to actually draw or write, it's just a cop-out way to make a mouse-based interface work with our stubby, imprecise human fingers.
No, sorry but the stylus is definitely a plus. You are not forced to use it. It does not replace the mouse and is not meant to. Try Maemo on the N900 and see how handy the stylus is. You don't use it to open an app or to scroll. You use it for Xournal and for apps that require precision. Xournal is definitely not possible on device without a stylus. You still use your finger to scroll and to access menus. Multi-touch is nice but it does not replace the stylus.

Edited 2010-09-14 17:56 UTC

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