Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Mar 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by JCinSpain
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm still reeling from the unrivalled epicness and awesomeness that is Sucker Punch in IMAX (just got home - do not miss this film), but now I'm back to boring old reality where we apparently care about pieces of plastic that go beep. So, anywho. The deal between Nokia and Microsoft has many Symbian and Qt developers worry about the future of their platforms. To address these concerns, Purnima Kochikar, vice president of Forum Nokia, has published an open letter describing Nokia's plans for Symbian, Qt, and Java for Series 40 devices. While the letter doesn't deliver any hard dates, the transition phase to Windows Phone 7 is set to 2011/2012.
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RE[3]: Actually...
by Neolander on Tue 29th Mar 2011 10:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Actually..."
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Ah, because spending boatloads of money for a phone which didn't even include a proper keyboard, nor supported basic technology like MMS and 3G in its first iteration, was better...

It doesn't have to be one way or the other, you know ;)

Edited 2011-03-29 10:30 UTC

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RE[4]: Actually...
by tuzor on Tue 29th Mar 2011 11:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Actually..."
tuzor Member since:
2007-08-07

Ah, because spending boatloads of money for a phone which didn't even include a proper keyboard, nor supported basic technology like MMS and 3G in its first iteration, was better...

It doesn't have to be one way or the other, you know ;)


You also forgot to mention copy/paste, a native SDK etc etc.
Go dig up comments from Balmer, RIM and co.
There were so many back when the iPhone was introduced pointing out its flaws and predicting its demise... how right they were.

But oh wait, most of these issues were addressed in the years following.
On the other hand, 5 years later, Nokia is still selling junk.

Most of the features were left out for a reason, which is one thing Apple often excels in.
3G was left out due to battery issues, copy/paste/MMS so they could get it out asap and address them later.

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RE[5]: Actually...
by spiderman on Tue 29th Mar 2011 12:33 in reply to "RE[4]: Actually..."
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

But oh wait, most of these issues were addressed in the years following.
On the other hand, 5 years later, Nokia is still selling junk.

Most of the features were left out for a reason, which is one thing Apple often excels in.
3G was left out due to battery issues, copy/paste/MMS so they could get it out asap and address them later.

Even 5 years after Apple launched the first iPhone, we still have to deal with nonsense like that. Apple does not "excels" at leaving out features. They are just slow to implement them. The iPhone is not the second coming of Jesus Christ FFS. When it is Apple, it is "for a reason". When it is not Apple, it is junk. What did they do to your brain?

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RE[5]: Actually...
by shmerl on Tue 29th Mar 2011 14:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Actually..."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

> Most of the features were left out for a reason,
> which is one thing Apple often excels in.

It doesn't mean that it's good. Apple intentionally cripples their devices, and excels in DRM and obsessive control for whatever reason. It doesn't improve usability - on the contrary.

Why anyone needs some screwed iTunes to transfer files from a computer to a device? Why one can't use normal USB connection? Apple think they know why and they think everyone agrees. But I really don't care about crippled devices.

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RE[5]: Actually...
by Soulbender on Tue 29th Mar 2011 18:04 in reply to "RE[4]: Actually..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Most of the features were left out for a reason, which is one thing Apple often excels in.

3G was left out due to battery issues, copy/paste/MMS so they could get it out asap and address them later.


Amazing how much MS and Apple are alike, eh?

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