Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 14:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Like Research in Motion, Nokia is playing catch-up, software-wise, to the iPhone OS and Android, which is funny in a cruel way because both Nokia and RIM have a far larger market share than both of them. Nokia has put out a preview video of their upcoming N8 smartphone, which runs the latest Symbian version, Symbian^3. Nokia, like RIM, has got work to do.
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Why Symbian^3?
by JokeyRhyme on Fri 28th May 2010 21:39 UTC
JokeyRhyme
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2010-05-28

As a mobile software developer, I am bewildered by the number of different Symbian platforms that Nokia offers. I look at the vast array and think to myself "why bother?".

Nokia should leave Symbian where it does its best work, low-end feature phones that have limited hardware resources and low user expectations to match. For more powerful phones, there are already so many better and more established choices available.

Anyone else think an N97 built for Android would be the perfect smartphone?

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RE: Why Symbian^3?
by spiderman on Fri 28th May 2010 22:06 in reply to "Why Symbian^3?"
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2008-10-23


Anyone else think an N97 built for Android would be the perfect smartphone?

I think Symbian is superior to Android. It just need a an interface that catches the eye of new users. Developing such an interface would be better use of resource than integrating Android in my opinion. Anyway, nobody has tried the N8 yet. The interface may be more productive and useful as you think.

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RE[2]: Why Symbian^3?
by VZsolt on Sat 29th May 2010 13:44 in reply to "RE: Why Symbian^3?"
VZsolt Member since:
2008-10-31

The emulator and the videos suggest otherwise.

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