Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th Jun 2010 17:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Mobile-Review took on the exhausting task of reviewing the new Symbian^3 Nokia system, an evolution off of their touchscreen-based S60 5th Edition. A new system at a time when Nokia announced that their high-end N-series phones won't run Symbian anymore, but MeeGo.
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It's s60v5
by mariux on Thu 24th Jun 2010 18:54 UTC
mariux
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2005-11-13

UI-wise it is very much like s60v5 (5800 XM), which really isn't all the surprising since symbian3 mostly has low level improvements i've heard while the ui improvements will come in symbian4. It might very well be that things like speed and responsiveness has improved a lot through, i certainly hope so. Combined with faster HW it could turn out well, but it's not going to be revolutionary in any way.

Hopefully the Qt transition will help with the number of apps as well.

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RE: It's s60v5
by vivainio on Fri 25th Jun 2010 08:38 in reply to "It's s60v5"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

It might very well be that things like speed and responsiveness has improved a lot through, i certainly hope so. Combined with faster HW it could turn out well, but it's not going to be revolutionary in any way.


It has hw accelerated animations, which is pretty much what makes for wow-compliant ui these days. N97 & older phones have absolutely no eye-candy, and it shows.

Symbian^3 UI is pretty impressive if you consider the fact that it's built on the same Avkon class library as the previous S60 phones.

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RE[2]: It's s60v5
by flanque on Fri 25th Jun 2010 11:15 in reply to "RE: It's s60v5"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I own the Nokia 5800 MusicXpress so I'm not part of any anti-Nokia club, but to me this "new" interface is the same old Nokia.

It may be "practical" but it's utterly boring, is uninspiring and definately has no sex appeal.

I think they need to gut the whole thing and start fresh from the ground up.

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