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]: Microsoft or Nokia
by Cymro on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 11:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Microsoft or Nokia"
Cymro
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2005-07-07

Writing Symbian off due to current poor end-user-experience is very superficial IMO.

I was sad to witness the extraordinary little OS that powered my Psion Revo become the stuttering mess that I found on my Nokia N73, but it its heart, Symbian is still an extremely capable platform. It's proved itself more than capable of powering a netbook like the Psion Series 7.

It needs a totally new interface, but having played with KDE 4 a little, I see no reason at all why a Symbian+QT4 can't be every bit modern as Android, iPhoneOS or webOS, or offer the kind of platform that developers want to work on.

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