Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 1st Nov 2005 23:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia rebranded its 'Series 60' platform as simply S60. They also released an overview of the 3rd edition Feature Pack 1 of the Nokia UI for the Symbian-based S60, with a new security framework and built-in content protection improve developer investment protection, while still enabling freeware applications. FOTA enables software upgrades to be performed over the air, initiated by either the user or operator. POC brings "walkie-talkie" functionality to mobile devices without the limitation of distance. There are also enhancements to the XHTML browser, a flexible XML based framework for UI customization, stronger multimedia features and improvements in performance. Elsewhere, Palm's CEO says that Palm won't use Symbian because "Nokia owns Symbian", while he claimed that the Palmsource spin off from Palm was a mistake.
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RE: Ownership
by stare on Wed 2nd Nov 2005 02:01 UTC in reply to "Ownership"
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Agree. The real reason obviously is:

"and partly because some enterprises it wants to sell to have a "Microsoft only" attitude"

It's a shame that Palm has the opportunity to use the most solid mobile OS - Symbian, but ended up being the MS appendage :/

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RE[2]: Ownership
by Eugenia on Wed 2nd Nov 2005 02:07 in reply to "RE: Ownership"
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I have used all mobile smartphone OSes. I don't find Symbian to be the most solid one. I find both Windows Mobile and Symbian being equally stable. I find the PalmOS way less stable than any other, and Linux is in a weird mix atm, with the core being pretty solid but the apps/UI on top of it to suck hard and have lots of bugs, so I can't put these poor experiences on par to Windows/Symbian yet.

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