Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th May 2013 18:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is the Nokia I remember. The company just unveiled the Nokia Asha 501, which has a completely new version of the Asha software platform. Fast, responsive, stunningly great and simple hardware, and an unbeatable price ($99!). It borrows a lot from MeeGo on the N9, and overall excites me infinitely more than their Lumia offerings. I want one of these so bad.
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RE: Hmm
by zima on Thu 16th May 2013 17:53 UTC in reply to "Hmm"
zima
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What I don't get is why they chose this as the future of their low-end handsets instead of Symbian. With Symbian they would already have had lots more apps, a better and mature set of tools for developers (Qt), etc.... Seems to me like it has more to do with politics than with any logical technical arguments.

Symbian was possibly close to becoming an unmaintainable mess. IIRC, 3 years ago or so, the costs of Symbian division at Nokia were greater than the entire R&D of Apple...

Also, not so many apps - not on the touchscreen models.

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