Category: Symbian

Steve’s top ten reasons for continuing to use a Symbian smartphone in 2013

Steve Litchfield, on ‘All About Symbian’: Symbian hasn’t been in my twice-yearly Phones Show ‘top 5’ recommendations for a year now, but what I recommend to the ‘great unwashed’ isn’t necessarily an accurate reflection of my innermost thoughts in terms of my own smartphone use. My SIM card bounces between over twenty smartphones each year, yet it keeps coming back to the Nokia 808 PureView (and, occasionally, the E6), at which point I have enormous fun trying to analyse my own motives for doing so. So, almost off the top of my head, here are ten reasons ‘Why Symbian?’ and

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Symbian’s not dead yet… the 808 is just nailed to the perch

Andrew Orlowski on The Register: So for the past year the 808 has had a crepuscular presence. It’s lived on, in a spooky afterlife: Nokia wanted you to know about it, and prominently placed the thing on the front page of its main website – but it did not want you to actually buy it. Nokia had already transferred some 3,000 Symbian engineers to Accenture, and last February cancelled all Symbian devices on its phone road map bar the 808. Yet, something unexpected has happened. The 808 as been quietly receiving lots of loving care and attention. Regular updates and tweaks have continued from

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The podcast about Windows Phone (and a bit of MWC, BlackBerry, Android, iOS, Symbian, etc)

In a longer than usual episode of the AAWP Insight (number 56), Podcast Ewan and Rafe start by talking about the UK’s 4G auction and Eurovision, before moving on to talk about the installed based numbers and the continuing importance of Windows Phone 7. Ewan has the latest news on Xbox Live titles, while Rafe’s being looking at some of Qualcomm’s technology announcements. We also preview Mobile World Congress 2013, talking about the Windows Phone related news and the general trends we expect to see emerge at the Barcelona based event.

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It started with the 7650 camera phone, it ends with the 808 camera phone

Nokia’s Q4 results, released today: During our transition to Windows Phone through 2012, we continued to ship devices based on Symbian. The Nokia 808 PureView, a device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid 2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia. And that’s also the end of Psion’s operating system in consumer electronics, with the EPOC Series 5 standing out as the first device runnig the OS that would become Symbian. Want to go back further? Start at the SIBO Series 3 PDA’s that inspired the Electronic Piece of Cheese OS, that grew up

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