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, 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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RE: Nokia
by Karitku on Tue 6th Jul 2010 09:27 UTC in reply to "Nokia"
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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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