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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Neolander
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2010-03-08

Why not ;) As soon as HP start to sell an unlocked mid-end (< 300€) device lasting reasonably long on battery in my country, I could be very interested in WebOS.

At the moment, the "unlocked", "mid-end" and "battery" side of the WebOS ecosystem (at least the part available here) seem to be a bit lacking, sadly. Hope this is to change in the future.

In meantime, I'm also interested in having a look at samsung's bada offerings. Sounds like the closest thing to a Symbian successor in the mid-end market so far, and it comes with a nice notification system and better integration of various means of communication. This comes with a cost, though, noticeably an AppStore-like app distribution policy... But well, I'm going to write an article on that anyway once I've gathered enough info on the subject ^^

Edited 2011-02-17 22:11 UTC

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Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, depending on the price and availability of the Pre 3 whenever it comes out, I might just be looking to sell my unlocked Pre 2 for around 200€ at that time.... ;) ...battery life is around 2 days if you don't do much with it, one day if you do a lot of web-based stuff ;) .

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