Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 17th Feb 2011 17:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So the writing is on the wall. In a very bold move, Nokia's new CEO, Stephen Elop, has decided to fully ditch Nokia's migration plan for the past few years and have the company embrace his former employer's operating system, Windows Phone 7, instead. This noticeably implied getting rid of two competitors, Symbian and the upcoming MeeGo, which were both put on the road to slow death. This article aims at saying goodbye to an old citizen of the mobile space who's now heading to its grave: Symbian. (Warning: Rant ahead)
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Symbian
by vivainio on Thu 17th Feb 2011 18:25 UTC
vivainio
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2008-12-26

Symbian has more future ahead of it than you'd think.

New UI:

http://mynokiablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/1674345-600x448.j...

Plus, there will be 200+ million devices running Qt Quick. You got a great chance of doing a pretty compelling app that can do well financially.

Here's CTO Rich Green talking about Symbian, and MeeGo and Qt -

http://nokia-news.com/nokia-cto-rick-green-talks-about-the-future-o...

You may find that Symbian is just *starting* to stop sucking. Esp. for Qt developers, Symbian is where the money will be made.

Edited 2011-02-17 18:26 UTC

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RE: Symbian
by fran on Thu 17th Feb 2011 19:39 in reply to "Symbian "
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

There is some conflicting news from Nokia. We have the
CTO and Nokia QT head saying one thing, and the CEO implying another.

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RE: Symbian
by Carewolf on Fri 18th Feb 2011 14:19 in reply to "Symbian "
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Nice to hear, but I really dislike how they used an illustration that looked like the worst thing about the iPhone (the home screen) for the presentation. It seems like a cheap followers syndrome. Be proud of what you do well. Like in this article, show your own much superior home screen.

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RE[2]: Symbian
by Neolander on Fri 18th Feb 2011 15:31 in reply to "RE: Symbian "
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Nice to hear, but I really dislike how they used an illustration that looked like the worst thing about the iPhone (the home screen) for the presentation. It seems like a cheap followers syndrome. Be proud of what you do well. Like in this article, show your own much superior home screen.

Heh ;) The basic reason why an iOS screenshot appears here is that everyone knows it and it has a great value as an example of what an OS optimized for phones is and what it isn't. Examples work better when they are as extreme as possible.

I'm not doing a full review of the handsets at all (for that I'd have to have both at hand, and it'd have to be much more lengthy), just comparing design of a specific feature (the home screen), from a specific point of view (communication accessibility).

Edited 2011-02-18 15:37 UTC

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