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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What is the alternative?
by spiderman on Mon 28th Jan 2013 17:09 UTC
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I'm posting from my E7, which I use as my main phone. I also have a N900 which rocks but sucks my battery like there is no tomorrow. My E7 is showing its age, the charger connector is failing sometimes. I would put a thousand euros for a new Symbian phone. It's not as good as Maemo but that one is dead too. So what alternative do we have? We are left with WP, Android and iOS, all of them requiring you to hack your phone to install an app, 'jailbreak' they call it and then you can not upgrade anymore. They have crappy c#, java or objective C stacks that is difficult or impossible to work around. Qt implementation is crappy at best. Will I have to develop my applications 'on the cloud' in javascript to use my phone? Sad, very sad.

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