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: My opinion
by Moochman on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 11:36 UTC in reply to "My opinion"
Moochman
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2005-07-06

pinching will always be cooler than what Nokia can offer.


Actually, pinching, flicking and kinetic scrolling are all featured in the new version of Qt and will be coming to a next-gen Nokia smartphone near you.

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RE[2]: My opinion
by BallmerKnowsBest on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 12:41 in reply to "RE: My opinion"
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2008-06-02

"pinching will always be cooler than what Nokia can offer.


Actually, pinching, flicking and kinetic scrolling are all featured in the new version of Qt and will be coming to a next-gen Nokia smartphone near you.
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...until Apple sues them, that is. And then, mark my words, we'll get an entertaining circus of iApologists claiming that flicking and pinching are proprietary to Apple (despite the fact that those gestures are as old as the opposable thumb itself).

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RE[3]: My opinion
by oiaohm on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 13:02 in reply to "RE[2]: My opinion"
oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

"[q]pinching will always be cooler than what Nokia can offer.


Actually, pinching, flicking and kinetic scrolling are all featured in the new version of Qt and will be coming to a next-gen Nokia smartphone near you.
"

...until Apple sues them, that is. And then, mark my words, we'll get an entertaining circus of iApologists claiming that flicking and pinching are proprietary to Apple (despite the fact that those gestures are as old as the opposable thumb itself). [/q]

What was the recent patent cases from Nokia to Apple really about. Basically if Apple sues Nokia. Nokia will take them off face of earth. Nokia was proving it willingness to fight.

Nokia is really moving to a single GUI with multi OS cores.

QT GUI basically runs on most hardware. So application developers can reuse code more.

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RE[3]: My opinion
by Morty on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 13:08 in reply to "RE[2]: My opinion"
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2005-07-06

"[q]pinching will always be cooler than what Nokia can offer.


Actually, pinching, flicking and kinetic scrolling are all featured in the new version of Qt and will be coming to a next-gen Nokia smartphone near you.
"

...until Apple sues them, that is. [/q]

And then it still does not matter, since Nokia already have them by the throat. As it's quite impossible to make a mobile-phone without infringing on several of Nokias patents.

Incidentally as it is, Nokia has already sued Apple over those. My best guess is that Apple will end up with a out-of-court settlement, handing over a bunch of cash and a nice cross licensing deal for whatever patents Nokia feel they need.

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RE[2]: My opinion
by spiderman on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 12:52 in reply to "RE: My opinion"
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2008-10-23

Now that is cool, although I don't know how they will sell it in the US then. Maybe they will cut the feature for US export? Not that the US is a big market for them anyway, but it would make some extra sales...

Anyway, I believe Nokia should buy Opera and include it by default. Many people don't know Opera even exist and are stuck with crappy browser.

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RE[3]: My opinion
by Moochman on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 16:08 in reply to "RE[2]: My opinion"
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2005-07-06

Anyway, I believe Nokia should buy Opera and include it by default. Many people don't know Opera even exist and are stuck with crappy browser.


Nokia did include Opera with S60 for a long time, but has now switched to its own homegrown WebKit browser on Symbian and the Firefox-based Fennec browser on Maemo.

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