Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 23:10 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Under an initiative sponsored by the European Commission, the Symbian platform was this week endorsed by the Artemis Joint Technology Initiative and specifically identified as a unique technology that is a vital focus for European-centric mobile software development. As a result, a total investment of over EUR 22 million has been committed to the development of next generation technologies for the Symbian platform. This development project is being led by the Symbian Foundation as part of a consortium of major European technology organisations. The consortium is made up of 24 organisations from 8 European countries, comprising major mobile device manufacturers, hardware and service integration professional services, major consumer electronics companies, mobile network operators, application developers, universities and research institutions."
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Not dead yet
by siki_miki on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 09:17 UTC
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I don't think it's dead (yet). Esp. since Nokia's few recent top model phones are (still) Symbian and I bet they want to provide a decent OS as competition is getting tough. So unless in scenario where they fail to sell many of Symbian phones while Meego takes over their smartphone sales - they will continue to invest in it.

WinCE is old OS (some will say outdated) but still a platform for a new Windows Phone - so the system below isn't that important as long as it's reliable, fast, and able take advantage of hardware. These days the UI and application framework (will be Qt for Nokia) is what users and developers care about.

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