Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Sep 2010 23:20 UTC
Google A few days ago I dove into the lawsuit filed by Skyhook against Google, and came to the conclusion that Skyhook's case - while an entirely plausible sequence of events considering Google is a big company and hence prone to abuse - simply wasn't a very good one. Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has given a rather generic-looking statement on the matter, but however generic it may be, there's a hint in there.
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Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

That's the beauty of opinions, they don't count! Try to wrap your head around that instead of attacking someone because they don't feel EXACTLY how you want them to.

You know what, I'm done feeding the troll. I'm not going to continue this inane argument with someone whose favorite hobby appears to be picking internet fights over an off-topic intangible. Your comment history speaks for itself. Good day sir.

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

No, that's not a "beauty" of anything. No one is interested in hearing about your opinions if you can't explain what you're talking about. Call it trolling if you must, I'm only trying to get you to explain what you mean. What you're doing is only chatter, you're not discussing anything. If you think that's great, then I suppose it's just as great that I call you an irrationalist cunt. It's just an opinion, after all.

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

true it is an opinion and you're entitled to it.

I'm just curious as to what informs your opinion that Symbian is a dumbphone os? What are you criteria for a smartphone os?

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

true it is an opinion and you're entitled to it.


Thank you. ;)

I'm just curious as to what informs your opinion that Symbian is a dumbphone os? What are you criteria for a smartphone os?


I recognize that Symbian is considered a smartphone OS, but my experience with it is that it's not that easy to use as a smartphone. There's not a lot of consistency in the UI (sometimes you single-tap, sometimes double with no rhyme or reason) and not a large selection of apps for it either. I have seen some improvement on both fronts with the newer touchscreen devices, i.e. the Nuron. Still, the overall feel of the interface is akin to a dumbphone with ambition, rather than a bare-bones smartphone.

Again, that is my own opinion formed from my admittedly limited experience with the OS over the years. I've owned three Symbian devices and only marginally liked one: The Nuron. I'd love to get my hands on a Symbian^3 device; from what I've read and seen (via video demos) I would likely enjoy it immensely. It seems to be a "Maemo-lite" or perhaps what Maemo would have looked like if it were to dumb down to the level of the Android OS (i.e. go in a consumer-driven direction). I certainly love Nokia's hardware and always have. The most rock-solid phones I've ever owned were the basic Nokia bar phones of the early 2000s.

These days even the dumbphones are gaining smartphone-like features. The lines are beginning to blur. Thanks to Android I doubt there will be a large market for true dumbphones in the near future.

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