Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Dec 2012 19:18 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Research In Motion today released the 'gold' build of the BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit. The 'gold' build includes all of the final tools, components, and APIs that will enable developers to create integrated, social and beautiful applications for BlackBerry 10, and have the confidence that their apps will delight customers at launch." Let's hope so. This industry needs more viable players.
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RE[5]: Heh, why not?
by zima on Thu 13th Dec 2012 10:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Heh, why not?"
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Funny, perhaps... but you know, I also defended Symbian (when iOS or Android zealots criticised it too much). Maybe I just did the denial->resignation step a bit sooner ;)

However, I'm not saying that Symbian is great, nor that it has long-term viability - I'm only saying that some handsets might be still viable in your usage scenario (if you'd treat it as "S40 plus" - after all, even if its developer landscape is gone, Symbian can still run the same j2me apps as S40)

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RE[6]: Heh, why not?
by moondevil on Thu 13th Dec 2012 13:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Heh, why not?"
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Symbian was great from the point of view of the user.

Now the developer experience could hardly be made any worse.

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RE[7]: Heh, why not?
by zima on Fri 14th Dec 2012 20:47 in reply to "RE[6]: Heh, why not?"
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Great for the user? I wouldn't go that far when describing Symbian was decent, particularly on early Symbian handsets (with very limited hardware, their functionality & UI not going much beyond S40 - but over time, Symbian outgrew that UI model)

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