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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RE: Oh well.
by bassbeast on Mon 28th Jan 2013 18:35 UTC in reply to "Oh well."
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The "burning platform memo" was NOT what killed Symbian mismanagement at Nokia for too many years is what killed Symbian.

Everybody likes to blame Elop for Nokia when if you look at where the company was when he was brought on board it was a mess, just a giant mangled mess. They had not one, not two, but THREE different OSes NONE of which was in ANY shape to compete with iOS and Android, you had Symbian, you had the MeeGo which had serious memory leaks and networking issues, and then you had the Java based thing.

So if you want to know why Symbian never really kept up just look at the board of Nokia, they let everything go off the rails and by the time they got off their behind and made a call the boat was already sinking. All Elop could do is throw a Hail Mary pass and hope it would be a hit because there wasn't a plan B, Neither Symbian or MeeGo had a prayer against iOS.

Man...who would have thought when Jobs came back in 97 and had to make a deal with Gates just to keep the developers from bailing that he would end up making Apple the 800 pound gorilla that even MSFT fears and which can knock out old guard like Nokia without even breaking a sweat.

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