Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Oct 2010 21:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, this was inevitable. After Samsung and Sony Ericsson abandoning Symbian for their line of smartphones, and after Symbian Foundation executive director Lee Williams leaving the company for "personal reasons", there's now a report that the Symbian Foundation is winding down its operations, in preparation for closing up shop entirely.
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RE[2]: Misleading headline
by Moochman on Tue 26th Oct 2010 01:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Misleading headline"
Moochman
Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, it seems to me that TFR did not actually report what you said it reported...

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RE[3]: Misleading headline
by segedunum on Tue 26th Oct 2010 18:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Misleading headline"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

In what way?

There's been personnel changes, there is a massive shortfall in funding and it is reported that emloyees have been offered redundancy packages. What more do you want?

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RE[4]: Misleading headline
by vivainio on Tue 26th Oct 2010 18:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Misleading headline"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

There's been personnel changes, there is a massive shortfall in funding and it is reported that emloyees have been offered redundancy packages.


Refocusing effort that was previously split between MeeGo and Symbian (and MeeGo Touch + Orbit, respectively) to Qt Quick that spans both platforms is considered a positive thing for both MeeGo *and* Symbian.

If you think of Symbian as a way to get the Qt Quick development platform on cheaper phones with massive installed base, you've got a good head start in understanding why Symbian isn't quite as doomed as you may think.

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