Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 10:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "You'll remember the 'scroll and select' days of S60, hopefully. Smartphones driven by a navigational d-pad with central 'OK' button. Now look in your hand to see Symbian in Belle Refresh or Belle FP2 form and there's very little similarity. How did we get from one to the other and could things have happened differently? I say yes."
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To be honest...
by Dryhte on Fri 19th Apr 2013 11:27 UTC
Dryhte
Member since:
2008-02-05

To be honest, I didn't like Symbian at all. Of course I haven't seen Belle, but my girlfriend used one of the touchscreen-only (resistive of course) models for a couple of years and I hated the thing. About the only good thing about it was the battery life, which was distinctly un-smartphone-like ;)

I'm quite happy with my Lumia 620 and not convinced it's a bad thing for Nokia that they went with Windows Phone.

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RE: To be honest...
by winter skies on Fri 19th Apr 2013 16:31 in reply to "To be honest..."
winter skies Member since:
2009-08-21

Yeah, if you compare 2008 S60v5 with 2012 WP8. If you had tried anything newer than those sluggish first-generation touchscreen Symbian devices, I bet you'd revise your opinion. They had many good points, but completely lacked speed.
Too many options and features are missing from Windows Phone and Nokia itself does not have enough control on its development and that's on of the main reasons why Nokia completely screwed up the transition.
Anyway, it's been repeated over and over, so I'm not going to sound like a broken record again.

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RE[2]: To be honest...
by lucas0 on Fri 19th Apr 2013 19:45 in reply to "RE: To be honest..."
lucas0 Member since:
2012-04-20

Yep Belle on N8 is great. I would always choose Symbian over WP.

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RE[2]: To be honest...
by Nelson on Sun 21st Apr 2013 18:06 in reply to "RE: To be honest..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Nokia has considerable input into Windows Phone, and over time, more Nokia features are making their way into Windows Phone.

Double tap to wake up and the always on clock being the two most recent examples.

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