Linked by Amy Bennett on Wed 16th Mar 2011 22:31 UTC
Qt When Microsoft and Nokia announced Nokia's move to Windows Phone 7, most people assumed the worst for Nokia's stewardship of the open source Qt, and indeed the company quickly sold its Qt licensing interests to Digia. But it looks like the company still has plans for Qt - and for the Symbian OS. Aaron Seigo, a Qt hacker employed by Nokia, told blogger Brian Proffitt that "Nokia is predicting over 150 million Symbian devices still to come" and "I think they've underestimated the longevity of Symbian".
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RE: Underestimate?
by spiderman on Thu 17th Mar 2011 06:50 UTC in reply to "Underestimate?"
spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23

I just received my E7 on Monday. I paid €700 for it and I can tell you I'm very happy with it. For your information, I charged it on Monday and used it intensively. It's currently at more than half battery. But you probably prefer Android because the home screen scrolls with your finger natively?

Edited 2011-03-17 06:55 UTC

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RE[2]: Underestimate?
by VZsolt on Thu 17th Mar 2011 16:20 in reply to "RE: Underestimate?"
VZsolt Member since:
2008-10-31

Maybe he prefers Android because the applications, the browser and (the most critical!) text input are so superior that it's almost too funny to compare.

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RE[3]: Underestimate?
by Neolander on Thu 17th Mar 2011 16:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Underestimate?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

No question about the applications and the web browser, but I'm curious about the last part : what is it that makes Android's text input massively superior in your opinion ? Also, which Android phone are we talking about, if it matters in this context ?

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RE[3]: Underestimate?
by spiderman on Thu 17th Mar 2011 16:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Underestimate?"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

"THE" browser? Which one are you talking about? Which browser are you using on Android and why do you prefer it over the other browsers? Mine is Opera mini and I'm very happy about it.
Which text input method are you using? What is so superior to which text input method on Symbian? I use the hardware keyboard and Swype on my E7. I didn't find anything on Android that was so superior that is was funny.
And finally, which application is so better on Android? So far I've installed Opera Mini, Putty, Swype, Angry birds and Fruit ninja. I'm pretty happy with them. So what are you talking about? Can you be more precise please?

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RE[2]: Underestimate?
by diegocg on Thu 17th Mar 2011 18:21 in reply to "RE: Underestimate?"
diegocg Member since:
2005-07-08

No, it's because I would never pay 700€ for something that doesn't have a decent app store.

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RE[3]: Underestimate?
by spiderman on Thu 17th Mar 2011 19:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Underestimate?"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

I wouldn't pay €700 for a phone that can't last 2 days idle. I'm quite happy with my E7. There are several app stores out there that are quite good in my opinion.

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