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: not surprising
by adkilla on Wed 7th Jul 2010 06:22 UTC in reply to "not surprising"
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Because all you have a larger ego than him?

I've yet to see iOS and Android offer all the features that Symbian has had over a decade. For starters, Android still lacks bluetooth voice dialing and iOS does not offer OBEX file transfers.

Majority of the ragging I've have seen about Symbian are from the uninformed and fanboys of competing platforms.

From what I could glean from the Symbian-Guru article, most of his grief has to do with Nokia selling under-performing hardware as flagship products. The out-of-memory errors are a good example of the poor amounts of RAM Nokia has been delivering with their devices. Furthermore, Nokia's justification of using outdated ARM11 CPUs as they are more power efficient than ARMv7 cores are also untrue. The i8910 from Samsung had been delivering up 2 days worth of moderate usage while running on an OMAP 3430.

It seems to me Nokia is doing more damage to themselves by delivering cheap hardware as flagships than using Symbian. Just as there are bitter users who've suffered the poor hardware of the N97, there are also those who've also had good experiences from the E-series.

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