Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 6th Feb 2009 02:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless PureMobile sent us in the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic for a review, the first Symbian OS smartphone with S60 5.0 in it to date. This impressive-looking smartphone looks like a darling touchscreen phone, but is it really? Read on for more.
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RE[2]: S60 software
by moondevil on Fri 6th Feb 2009 11:35 UTC in reply to "RE: S60 software"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Not only that, but their Symbian C++ dialect is completely brain dead as well.

I already gave up on it. Sure they are improving the situation, but it still feels worse than using a MS-DOS C++ compiler!

If you compare the productivity one has with Apple or Google's platform, is also easy to see why not so many software houses develop for S60 any longer.

They completely f**ck it up when they introduced the version 3.0. Everyone was expecting that the new version would finally provide a proper C++ environment, but no. They only changed the APIs and introduced the signed process.

Oh well.

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RE[3]: S60 software - Maemo
by jabbotts on Fri 6th Feb 2009 12:55 in reply to "RE[2]: S60 software"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

There is always Maemo. With the next version, they are opening all the binary blobs formerly closed in version 4 and previous. It may avoid the very real possibility of a fork and will allow a few long outstanding "features" to be fixed.

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RE[4]: S60 software - Maemo
by VZsolt on Fri 6th Feb 2009 13:05 in reply to "RE[3]: S60 software - Maemo"
VZsolt Member since:
2008-10-31

...on the new tablets only. Fremantle runs on OMAP3, doesn't it?

I'm more interested in when Qt will take over and deprecate the whole S60 chaos. Wishful thinking, ain't it?

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