Linked by David Adams on Mon 5th Jul 2010 18:30 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In an ill omen for Symbian fans, the publisher of Symbian-Guru is abandoning the platform: "As of today, I will no longer be updating Symbian-Guru.com, and will be purchasing an Android-powered smartphone - my new Nexus One should arrive tomorrow. I've been a Nokia fanboy since 1999, and a Symbian fanboy since I got my Nokia 6620 in summer of 2004. Since then, I've personally owned 10+ different Symbian-powered smartphones, and have reviewed nearly every Symbian-powered smartphone that's been released in the past 3 years or so. I've tried to use all of Nokia's various products and services to the best of my ability, and I just can't do it anymore." His post continues with an exploration of the sorry state of Symbian and Nokia that only a once-true-believer could have written.
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Nokia
by darknexus on Mon 5th Jul 2010 19:52 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

It's a good thing Symbian (S60 at least) is essentially divorced from Nokia's complete control. I'm hoping the Symbian Foundation do something awesome with Symbian again, I've got a Symbian-powered S63rd handset right now and it's my favorite phone. Stable, responsive, fully multitasking, and with a battery life to put any modern Android device or iPhone under the water... and it still does everything those devices can do! Until Android gets the battery life I get with this baby, they can keep it.
I've heard horror stories about the UIQ variant of Symbian, but I've never used that one so can't comment. As for the blog in question, I can't honestly say I've ever read anything from it so guess I won't miss it much.

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RE: Nokia
by Moochman on Mon 5th Jul 2010 22:53 in reply to "Nokia"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

I've heard horror stories about the UIQ variant of Symbian, but I've never used that one so can't comment.


UIQ was awesome since it's actually designed for stylus/touch use. Only problem was that apps were not cross-compatible with S60, and since relatively few phones had UIQ that meant a smaller choice of apps. Still all the important stuff was there and everyone I know who has a P1i (the last and best UIQ phone ever made)--including myself--loves it and has been getting great use out of it for years. By today's standards it is slow and clunky, but the fact remains that this phone can do almost everything the iPhone 4 can do (with the exception of run iPhone apps and GPS), and still handles text input better--even though it was released 3 years ago!

Edited 2010-07-05 22:56 UTC

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RE: Nokia
by Karitku on Tue 6th Jul 2010 09:27 in reply to "Nokia"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12

It's a good thing Symbian (S60 at least) is essentially divorced from Nokia's complete control. I'm hoping the Symbian Foundation do something awesome with Symbian again, I've got a Symbian-powered S63rd handset right now and it's my favorite phone. Stable, responsive, fully multitasking, and with a battery life to put any modern Android device or iPhone under the water... and it still does everything those devices can do! Until Android gets the battery life I get with this baby, they can keep it.
I've heard horror stories about the UIQ variant of Symbian, but I've never used that one so can't comment. As for the blog in question, I can't honestly say I've ever read anything from it so guess I won't miss it much.

Sametime they lose probaply 99% phone support not to mention money. How can foundation which has no major support compete against giants like Google, Microsoft, Apple or Intel/Nokia? How many Symbian phones we will se in 2011 or 2012, most likely ZERO! Seriously Nokia leaving Symbian is kiss of death whole platform.

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