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: Comment by winter skies
by zima on Fri 1st Feb 2013 17:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by winter skies"
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Nokia had at least four in-house developed OS's when Elop came - asked by the board, never forget that - three were in production, one in development. Three of them - the most advanced - were killed.

How can an OS enthusiast or a Nokia lover forget that? Why can't you distinguish between supporting/liking a company and agreeing with any decision its management makes?
Some have/had a sweet spot for Nokia and suffered seeing it dismembered, seeing its expensive but so advanced OS developing division vanish [...] seeing a European success story turning into a freefall

Nokia was in freefall for several years before Elop, many people in turn just refuse to see that because of their emotional investment with "old Nokia"

Those expensive OS division pursuits were giving very mediocre results. 2-3 years ago the Symbian R&D alone was eating more money than the entire R&D of Apple.
Moreover, the one OS which remains (and which was funding that lavish R&D all the time), S40, sees nice improvement recently, under Elop.

I had a sweet spot for Nokia too - but I mostly got over it, I suggest you do the same.

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