Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th May 2013 23:59 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The Tizen Greek Community has some screenshots of a very recent build of Tizen running on a Samsung GT-i8800. It looks wholly unremarkable.
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maybe its biggest point
by oiaohm on Sat 25th May 2013 07:38 UTC
oiaohm
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2009-05-30

Being unremarkable also can equal very intuitive to use.

The most popular OS before Android and iOS was symbian. Symbian was not known for its fancy looks.

We have been in need of a good plain looking phone.

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RE: maybe its biggest point
by CapEnt on Sat 25th May 2013 16:31 in reply to "maybe its biggest point "
CapEnt Member since:
2005-12-18

And now Symbian is near death.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

And now Symbian is near death.

Not a fair point, when you see that Nokia themselves have voluntarily took every step to bury it. At the time where the infamous "burning platform" memo which started this process was released, the Symbian ecosystem was very much alive, largely dominating the smartphone industry, and still growing.

While there were some reasoned arguments for Nokia to switch to another OS, be it Meego or Windows Phone, in the long run, concerns about Symbian's short-term (5-year) market success were not one of them. Even the current WP strategy could have kept the company flying on Symbian sales a lot longer, if the management did not take the option of throwing the company's assets in the water and yelling them to learn to swim quickly.

Edited 2013-05-26 07:30 UTC

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RE: maybe its biggest point
by zima on Wed 29th May 2013 12:27 in reply to "maybe its biggest point "
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Did you ever use Symbian? It wasn't very pleasant...

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