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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RE[4]: Comment by mrstep
by t3RRa on Fri 18th Feb 2011 04:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by mrstep"
t3RRa
Member since:
2005-11-22

So... without ever really tinkered with iPhone and comparing Symbian to iOS on iPhone...? Fine. But then most of people would not buy your words including me.

Can't we just get over it ? iOS is best for you, fine. Just admit that it's not the perfect OS for everyone. Is it so hard ?

Nothing is perfect at all. I find many people are happy with iPhone while also many people are happy with Symbian. And there also are people fine with either one.

So... Can't we just get over it? Symbian might be best for you, fine. Just admit that it's not the perfect OS for everyone. Is it so hard?

You should also listen to others.

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RE[5]: Comment by mrstep
by Neolander on Fri 18th Feb 2011 07:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by mrstep"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Nothing is perfect at all. I find many people are happy with iPhone while also many people are happy with Symbian. And there also are people fine with either one.

So... Can't we just get over it? Symbian might be best for you, fine. Just admit that it's not the perfect OS for everyone. Is it so hard?

Happy to see that you get it ;) Now, think about it : what is this article about ?

The loss of a mature OS is always terrible news, but it's even more terrible when it was one of the fews that didn't just look like the others and provided some interesting choice.

The original post's point was "oh, you know, that's not that bad, you can do it on iOS too". My point was "yes, I can do that on iOS and Android, and I could also fry eggs on a friend's Acer laptop when playing games on it, but there really are things better suited for these purposes, like Symbian (no, not for frying eggs)".

That's all ! I really can't see how we managed to get in such an argument.

I miss my OS, he likes his, and that's perfectly fine. This article (and the subsequent comment discussion) was just an attempt to make people like him understand why some people in the world are going to miss Symbian. Not to advocate that he should use it.

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RE[6]: Comment by mrstep
by t3RRa on Fri 18th Feb 2011 08:20 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by mrstep"
t3RRa Member since:
2005-11-22

I wonder what your standard is for an OS to be called a "mature OS". It could be different from of others. It might be very different from mine... Of course, it might have mature UI for a specific situation. But that could be all.

Anyway I am not really against Symbian at all but you could do better. Try iPhone for yourself before compare to Symbian. And it should be much much better if you could just get rid of that part and instead more focus on cool/mature features of Symbian and let the world knows if anythings are missed.

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