Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Buried deep within Nokia's press release about its financial results, there's a line that pretty much signals the end of one of the most popular and successful mobile operating systems in history. With Nokia retiring its use, Symbian is no more.
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RE[2]: Oh well.
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh well."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Just checked the N8, and it's still €100 used. That's a little too much for me.

Also, working on a Palm Pre 2/webOS review at the moment ;) .

Edited 2013-01-25 14:56 UTC

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RE[3]: Oh well.
by zima on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

There are other models which were updated to Symbian Belle ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Symbian_platform how much is Nokia 500? And/or you can always resell it)

PS. And, really, what about that RISC OS review? ;)

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RE[4]: Oh well.
by henderson101 on Mon 28th Jan 2013 15:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh well."
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

I suspect RISCOS is a bit of an exercise in finding out that some promises made by old OS really are too good to be true and that regardless of heritage, protected memory and pre-emptive multitasking really are prerequisites for a useful desktop operating system.

I could do you a RISCOS review. I've owned more than one RISCOS machine and used them extensively in the 90's. I'd seriously take an Amiga over an Arc any day of the week, and that's even breaking one of the above rules (no memory protection.) Heck, I'm British, I should be proud of our home grown computers, but the Arc and RISCOS were always a bit of a joke, more so after the PC started becoming ubiquitous and the RISCPC looked like a complete fail.

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RE[3]: Oh well.
by typeo on Fri 25th Jan 2013 18:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well."
typeo Member since:
2008-12-12

Still using my trusty E6 as my primary phone. That has Belle on it. It's really what the E71 should have been. Only the browser lets it down in my opinion. The Lumia 800 I also use just doesn't allow you to whack an email out as quickly or accurately as a physical keyboard. A Blackberry X10 is next on the list to try. I use few apps which is probably just as well based on these app stores!

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RE[3]: Oh well.
by cdude on Fri 25th Jan 2013 20:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well."
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Agreed with the other dudes. Belle is really good. Look & feel improved significant. I have no doubts that devices like the PureView 808 running Belle would sell well when not killed 2 years ago. Todays news of Symbian's discontinuation is really not news. We all knew it ever since Elop's burning Nokia memo.

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webOS and Preware
by nesur on Sat 26th Jan 2013 00:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well."
nesur Member since:
2005-07-07

I've been using webOS since a little more than a year and I'm pretty satisfied (it's the only mobile OS in which I feel my phone is *also* a computer), except for some annoying bugs that will never be fixed and especially the subpar browser.

But thinking about that review or just for some experimentation, I would strongly recommend installing Preware on your Pre 2 and experimenting with the patches. I have my personal collection of patches (approx. 30 patches, I can post the list if there's interest) that I feel mandatory to make the use of webOS significantly more satisfying.

I know it's like cheating a bit because it's no longer stock webOS, but at the same time Palm designed it to be so open that modifying the behavior of the UI is really easy and does not involve any 'dangerous' steps. It's far easier than rooting an Android phone, and that's easy already.

Edited 2013-01-26 00:35 UTC

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RE: webOS and Preware
by droid001 on Tue 29th Jan 2013 09:39 in reply to "webOS and Preware"
droid001 Member since:
2013-01-29

I'd love to know what your top 30 preware patches are. I'm still using my old Pre2 for the great Mapping Tool app which I use on my hiking trips. Had to reinstall WebOS some weeks ago as the device was getting too wonkey so I'd be greatly interested on any tips on gaining greater stability for the Pre.

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