Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 10:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "You'll remember the 'scroll and select' days of S60, hopefully. Smartphones driven by a navigational d-pad with central 'OK' button. Now look in your hand to see Symbian in Belle Refresh or Belle FP2 form and there's very little similarity. How did we get from one to the other and could things have happened differently? I say yes."
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RE: Not 20/20 hindsight
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 19th Apr 2013 22:37 UTC in reply to "Not 20/20 hindsight"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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In terms of feature count and expandablity, the author might be right in that sense, but in terms of quality and fitness for purpose the iphone was vastly superior. Two minutes playing with each, and 9/10 people would choose the iphone even without the app store.

I myself might be part of that 10% that would prefer the 5800, but I'm crazy like that. Seriously tried to buy it in the US, but Nokia refused to ship to a different address than billed to.

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