Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Buried deep within Nokia's press release about its financial results, there's a line that pretty much signals the end of one of the most popular and successful mobile operating systems in history. With Nokia retiring its use, Symbian is no more.
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Epoc 5
by chiwaw on Sat 26th Jan 2013 06:03 UTC
chiwaw
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2006-02-05

I never used Symbian proper, but I feel a little sad to see it die. It was the child of Epoc 5, the very first mobile OS I ever used (Psion Series 5).
I remember back in the '90s reading about the Psion 3 in a magazine and I became obsessed by it. I was a poor teenager so no mean to purchase one. I remember standing in a store staring at the box, and the only time in my life I juggled with the idea of shoplifting. I can't believe it crossed my mind, and I'm glad the little angel on my shoulder out weighted the little demon on my other shoulder.

A few years later I graduated as a programmer, got a job, and my first treat was the just released Psion Series 5.

Man did I love it. I remember spending my lunch breaks programming in OPL on it, preparing my D&D games, etc. I was amazed how a weak but full featured computer could fit in my pocket. And I was making fun of my Palm friends. Good times.

Since then I fell into the dark side. Apple. ;)

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