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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My guess is that Symbian will continue the current trend of being late to the party when it comes to the features of more modern mobile platforms, though it may never stagnate in the way Nokia allowed it to in recent years.

What does Symbian miss exactly?
The only thing I can think of is an organic UI to make it look cool but the UI is not part of the OS in Symbian (although there is a reference UI). I believe that it comes with more features than other "modern" platforms. I can't think about anything it does not have and other mobile platforms are still catching up. iOS just got multitasking.

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