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Is the Nokia N8's successor to be the last Symbian device ever?

04 February, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Is the Nokia N8's successor to be the last Symbian device ever? - read the full textSay 'bye bye to Symbian' is essentially the message coming from Nokia as it looks to bring about the end of its legacy platform sooner than many expected. Despite talks of Symbian Carla and even Symbian Donna in the works for current and new devices alike, it now appears that the successor to...


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symbian may be old. but the old school, PC-like UI with real time multitasking makes the OS really nice and unique. i like their non touch version especially the eseries as it really makes the phone a real work horse.

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  • 2012-02-07 03:12
  • 9LbM

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-06 12:50 from TV6J - click to readAgreed... Im also a wp lumia user n my previous phone was E52 but still using both because of battery backup.. :-)

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  • 2012-02-07 01:37
  • 7txh

> In reply to 2626 @ 2012-02-06 18:01 from nU1G - click to readagree.

imagine a new non-touch symbian phone with qwerty, 1.4 ghz cpu and a 12 mp autofocus and xenon cam. it would kill all high end devices available in the world.

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  • 2012-02-06 22:36
  • P4sD

an oldschool irc user like me won't use any touch screen device. we demand more symbian non-touch like e63/e71 with more advanced features and better cameras.

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  • 2012-02-06 22:31
  • P4sD

If they kill Symbian we turn to Android, thats a no brainer W7 is not an option for an user used to freedom!

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  • 2012-02-06 21:42
  • kbeC

Given that the Symbian operated phones that Nokia released last year all had low powered, slow CPU's is it surprising that sales have dropped. Phones like the E7 and E6 were excellent except for the silly processors. They really could have put Symbian back on track and still could if they were released now with dual core CPU's delivering 1.5GHz. The N8's successor must be so powered otherwise it will fail. Symbian Belle looks great. Get a move on Nokia. I have no intention of getting a Windows phone. I've had enough of that lot on PC's. Symbian operated Nokia phones could still be great if they had processors that can compete with other phone manufacturers.

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  • 2012-02-06 18:01
  • nU1G

nokia confirm this as a fake news in their deveopers site.according to them they are currently on a transition process which will take atleast 2 year,also confirmed about a dozen symbian device in 2012.

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  • 2012-02-06 17:44
  • t1$E

> In reply to Ano @ 2012-02-06 13:52 from 5I}t - click to readNokia did have the choice to go with Android, so can we really blame MS for the position Nokia now find themselves in?

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  • 2012-02-06 17:08
  • p%n8

> In reply to Android Fanboy HD @ 2012-02-06 12:29 from U{UU - click to readOKay, firstly, I would seriously like to have folders(personal choice!!!)... secondly, having folders doesn't make the OS bad......
thirdly, Android is full of shut up and go to sleep....

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  • 2012-02-06 17:01
  • M8T2

Unfortunately the very fact we are even having this debate is hastening it's demise. Who after reading this, is going to invest in the platform now? Is has now become a self fullfilling prophecy.

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  • 2012-02-06 17:00
  • p%n8

nokia is not gonna ditch symbian atleast until 2014,coz they need to get a foot hold with windows and has to bring windows to all price point of current symbian ie;from 5233 to n8.this can be possible only after appolo os,whicn support various resolution and hardware.if they suddenly kill symbian everyone will go after android,even elop knows that .

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  • 2012-02-06 16:44
  • t1$E

If Nokia stops making symbin then it will b very bad.... Symbian smart phones r great and lowcost and easy 2 use and those bcome fav of many peoples as mine.... I didn't expected that....

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  • 2012-02-06 16:34
  • 7qyj

i think nokia has to do sth for itself.making a new OS is the best dont have to use WP.
why do you want to kill symbian?
Tell microsoft to make an OS for you !this is better.

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  • 2012-02-06 15:53
  • 39EU

If Nokia decides to end Symbian, I guess it would also be the end of them being a leader in da mobile buziness. N8 iz by far one of the best camera fonez in da market, even now, after so much time'z past since it'z launch. The only think Nokia might need to work in order to compete iz to improve da processor and da ram and keep da high pixel camera with the xenon flash. I had stopped uzing Nokia but after N8 I don't wanna go back. Unless of course, this newz turnz out to be true. Then I might have to rest for whatever'z out there.
I'd request Nokia to quit their thought of quitting on Symbian. Windows fonez are a "no good". Symbian rocks!

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  • 2012-02-06 15:32
  • Mfxb

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-06 14:44 from P@1G - click to readWhat makes them almighty?

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  • 2012-02-06 15:22
  • LBHR

> In reply to Ano @ 2012-02-06 13:52 from 5I}t - click to readSymbian^4 should release because use new kernel called orbit. Symbian S60 & Symbian^3 still use avkon

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  • 2012-02-06 15:03
  • PRW@
  • Christian MACEDONIA
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i'm in love with nokia and symbian platform and i wanted to buy e7 but now after this news i will think twice before that,i dont understend this strategy move from nokia menagment,for me this is a big STEP DOWN.

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  • 2012-02-06 14:57
  • SqvP

android for smartphone , windows for tablet , notebook , netbook & desktop :) forget Symbian dude it's history.

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  • 2012-02-06 14:50
  • PRW@

> In reply to Ano @ 2012-02-06 13:52 from 5I}t - click to readwe have to accept Microsoft because it comes from the almighty United States of America

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  • 2012-02-06 14:44
  • P@1G

Symbian S60 was reaching the end of its life cycle. Symbian kernel is very capable but the UI layers is very legacy. Both SonyEricsson and Samsung did Symbian phones but gave up. They found it very hard to develop quickly for the platform.

Anyway, Nokia realized this and wanted to migrate to Meego. Then Microsoft attacks and kills Meego in order to force Windows phone upon us. Meego was immature but WP7 is even more immature. There are loads bugs and missing features in WP, but we're supposed to accept that because it comes from Microsoft, right?

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  • 2012-02-06 13:52
  • 5I}t

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