Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 17th Feb 2011 17:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So the writing is on the wall. In a very bold move, Nokia's new CEO, Stephen Elop, has decided to fully ditch Nokia's migration plan for the past few years and have the company embrace his former employer's operating system, Windows Phone 7, instead. This noticeably implied getting rid of two competitors, Symbian and the upcoming MeeGo, which were both put on the road to slow death. This article aims at saying goodbye to an old citizen of the mobile space who's now heading to its grave: Symbian. (Warning: Rant ahead)
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by Paradroid on Fri 18th Feb 2011 11:32 UTC
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I think they've thrown Symbian out too early and not handled the communication of future direction well. Never announce that your products are obsolete until you have a replacements available to buy.

I see lots of sub-£100 PAYG feature phones on sale in my local supermarket that look perfect for continued use of Symbian, with WP7 taking over at the high end - and gradually tricking downwards.

Pleased to see you compared the iOS home screen to Windows 3.1 Program Manager, I've been drawing the same comparison lately in something I wrote, saying "The home screen is still an elegant but simplistic grid of icons that launch programs, reminiscent of the style used by the Windows 3.1 Program Manager."

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