Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Apr 2013 22:14 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless As I'm working on a long and detailed article about Psion and Symbian (similar in setup to the Palm article), I need to dive into a number of devices that I have never personally owned. One of the devices that was atop my list was what I think is the ultimate Symbian device: the Nokia E7 - the last of the long line of Communicators, released in early 2011. While more detailed information about it will find its way into the Psion/Symbian article, I figured it'd be interesting to give a few first impressions.
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by manjabes on Sun 14th Apr 2013 13:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
manjabes
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As a phone, any recent Symbian runs circles around supposedly modern iPhones or Windows Phones (admittedly, less so with Android, but still). There are things that my precious E52 did with glowing ease but which my "fancy" new WinPhone cannot do. Likewise the oh-so-magnificent iPhone.
Yes, on the app front, there is NOTHING nice regarding the Symbian. The SDK is/was AWFUL and Qt was too little too late to remedy it. The app quality is reminiscent of the SDK.
But I don't agree with the unilateral Symbian-bashing going on at technology sites (incl. here, unfortunately) purely based on the "app"-factor. The Symbian actually provided one heck of a phone.

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