Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:41 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Time. Coming. Long. Put these in the appropriate order, and you'll get my reaction to this news. Nokia has announced that it is planning a major overhaul of the user interface to the Symbian operating system, still the most popular smartphone platform in the world.
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RE[2]: Comment by Jaunty Joey
by Moochman on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 11:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Jaunty Joey"
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However, the N900 is a very powerful piece of kit, capable of supporting the fairly heavyweight Maemo OS. I don't know much about Symbian, is it more lightweight and so more viable on cheaper, less powerful devices? Is that why they're hanging on to it?


That's exactly why they're holding onto it. Basically, the Maemo device will become their premier, "iconesque" (more expensive) iPhone/Droid/whathaveyou competitor, while Symbian will usher in a new era of "smartphones for the masses".

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