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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Please don't forget UIQ
by uiq_fan on Thu 17th Feb 2011 18:43 UTC
uiq_fan
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2011-02-17

Hi,

Fun article!

However, as a dedicated UIQ fan, I wish to add that I think you should also have mentioned UIQ at least once in your "Symbian Goodbye"-mail. I feel it deserves way more credit than it has ever been given by the mobile OS community.

Although definitely not perfect (I still think especially the hardware-side is more to blame for this than the software-side), I think it was a better implementation of Symbian than Nokia's S60 ever was or would have been. It's user interface was generally quite well thought out.

But even I think it was a very bad choice from the start that manufacturers were unwilling to support a platform of the other and decided it would be a good idea to create two completely incompatible (from the user standpoint) user interface layer above the same operating system.

Sorry for my rant ;-) Keep up the good work!

Best regards, Vincent

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RE: Please don't forget UIQ
by Neolander on Thu 17th Feb 2011 18:50 in reply to "Please don't forget UIQ"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Sorry, I fear I'm too young to have met this variant of Symbian ;) I've heard some facts about it in several places (including that it ran NetHack), but have never even read an in-depth review of it. By the time I started having a look at Nokia's Symbian phones, UIQ was already dead.

So obviously, I didn't thought about it when writing the article either.

Edited 2011-02-17 18:51 UTC

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RE[2]: Please don't forget UIQ
by woegjiub on Fri 18th Feb 2011 00:30 in reply to "RE: Please don't forget UIQ"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_5110

I am not even 21 yet, and that was my first phone (hand-me-down from my mother)

You would have to be 15 or so to be too young?

I remember having a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_2650 at 15, and it was relatively similar.

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