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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Nokia feels it's so important to build their new platform quickly that they've thrown their lot in with someone who could soon be a major hardware competitor. I think that shows a bit of desperation to get Meego to market quickly.

If anything, MeedGo initiative is slowing things down in short term (due to alignment work); next MeeGo device we are seeing is what was initially supposed to be Maemo6 device (wholly developed by Nokia). MeeGo is a long term ecosystem play, and we'll see the alliance paying off in mid/long term.

It does provide a much more interesting platform for community involvement, as "nokia only" community is not really the same thing.

Edited 2010-07-06 14:46 UTC

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