Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Mar 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by JCinSpain
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm still reeling from the unrivalled epicness and awesomeness that is Sucker Punch in IMAX (just got home - do not miss this film), but now I'm back to boring old reality where we apparently care about pieces of plastic that go beep. So, anywho. The deal between Nokia and Microsoft has many Symbian and Qt developers worry about the future of their platforms. To address these concerns, Purnima Kochikar, vice president of Forum Nokia, has published an open letter describing Nokia's plans for Symbian, Qt, and Java for Series 40 devices. While the letter doesn't deliver any hard dates, the transition phase to Windows Phone 7 is set to 2011/2012.
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by mappy on Tue 29th Mar 2011 00:31 UTC
mappy
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2010-06-02

It would be great if Symbian trickled down to their lower-end phones, simply for the sake of native programmability, but personally i don't like touch interfaces - on the price of a common S40 or S60 phone, i wouldn't trust such a cheap touchscreen.

My S40 phone has a modern(-ish) browser, WiFi, IRC, VNC, SSH, RDP, a gameboy emulator and i wrote a DC++ client for it. It was ridiculously cheap and i couldn't be happier.

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