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[5]: Actually...
by spiderman on Tue 29th Mar 2011 12:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Actually..."
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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[6]: Actually...
by tuzor on Tue 29th Mar 2011 14:56 in reply to "RE[5]: Actually..."
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The iPhone is a landmark in smartphone history, that's what it is.

You wouldn't have devices like the HTC incredible S had it not been for Apple's success with the iPhone. (Of course that goes both ways; Amazon's Cloud will have a similar effect, in that it will push Google and Apple to deliver on something similar asap, not 5 years down the road)
That success was due to a number of reasons and one of those reasons is leaving out 3G for example in the first iteration because the battery would be miserable (just like most 3g smartphones at the time).
This is what you don't get and what their competitors haven't understood since the age of the iPod.
The iPad was ridiculed at the start for not having a usb interface, a card reader, a camera etc. Do I need to go on or do you get it now?
Those things were left out intentionally.

Edited 2011-03-29 14:57 UTC

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RE[7]: Actually...
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 29th Mar 2011 15:08 in reply to "RE[6]: Actually..."
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hose things were left out intentionally.

Yup. To sell you the next iteration.

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RE[7]: Actually...
by spiderman on Tue 29th Mar 2011 16:01 in reply to "RE[6]: Actually..."
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I hope you are being paid by Apple. If not, you are either trolling or really brain washed. All smartphones have 3G since 2005 or so. There was no more battery problem than today. Most people just use GSM and activate 3G when necessary to save battery. If you don't then you should. This has not changed since 2005.
How did they put that shit into your brain? Why do you have to turn any fail into the best ever move when it is Apple?

Edited 2011-03-29 16:02 UTC

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