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Symbian is officially dead, 808 PureView is the last of its kind

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Symbian is officially dead, 808 PureView is the last of its kind - read the full textWe all knew this was eventually coming, but it's now official. Symbian on Nokia is dead. Nokia managed to send off the once might platform in style. The 808 PureView will go down in history as the last Symbian device by the Finnish manufacturer. Nokia announced the news alongside its great...

 

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All of my family loves symbian alot. Started using symbian phones from NOKIA 3230, also N8, E7 now. But seriously we miss our best friend :( I Love U Symbian!

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  • 2014-07-05 16:07
  • rJVi

Long live Windows Phone and Microsoft. May you become world's best mobile OS.

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  • 2014-01-21 14:48
  • tA$u

nokia is very stupid.

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  • 2013-09-05 17:33
  • rrxh

I don't feel like that. I personally love Symbian OS.

Well, at first I was the one who started hating it too, just because I got my hands on a Nokia N70 (my worst mistake). Now what happened is that it hanged so much that Nokia lost my trust from then onwards.
Until July 15, 2013 when I found a Nokia E75 somewhere in my house. It was damaged, so I got it repaired.
I used it, and I loved it! I threw my Samsung Galaxy in its place and started using it. I was very much amazed that it used to hang lesser than my Samsung.

Nokia had my trust again. I am still using it, but will surely buy my next smartphone by Nokia only.

Although I love Symbian from the middle of my heart.

#Respect

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  • 2013-07-21 20:20
  • uu4i

That´s not right, a software is only dead at the time when nobody won´t use it anymore, but there are millions of n8 and other symbian phones, which are used, so nokia will make updates for them and for the user

I´m proudly to say that I´m a N8 user and I´m very glad to read and to see that my 2010 smartphone is able to keep up with the 2013 phones in some way.

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  • 2013-07-14 21:25
  • pU11

i love my n8 more than any other phone! hope software developer wont stop making apps for symbian!!

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  • 2013-05-09 17:19
  • KgZe

Symbian is one of the best platform I have ever experienced. I myself use a Nokia 500 with Belle Refresh, and it really feels good to see a phone with different kind of flavour than those green monster. I wish the OS gets back with a kick start....

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  • 2013-05-03 08:41
  • UNUe

It was a very good platform. I will support him if a new manufacturer will come with it.

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  • 2013-04-16 07:20
  • bJhP

How sad the great mobile platform which gave birth to numerous Nokia smartphones is no more now.Back in 2005 the key features of mobile phones introduced is its capabilities to play mp3 and some video files and the camera.Even on that era Symbian start to pioneer its own PC like features on a mobile phone which can be concluded as smartphones as well.Nokia should concentrate on ways on improving Symbian like Blackberry is doing on their OS rather than producing Windows phones which has some serious limitations.Me and all my friends were very very interested in Symbian phones especially the Nokia one during our secondary education period somewhere from 2005 until even 2012

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  • 2013-04-02 16:01
  • sF$s

Late to the party and bought a Nokia 700 on December 2012... but eh. I've been a loyal customer to Nokia and I grew up with the Symbian OS. Sucks though to see Symbian not getting enough 3rd party support, I'm sure that's what lead it to its demise.

RIP Symbian. You will be missed.

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  • 2013-02-23 12:38
  • th6j

no other os can replace symbian
can you imagine any os with 512mb ram capturing a 1080p video or a 256mb ram device capturing hd video
never...

if it is possible one day then people will realize the value of symbian and the great battery backup too with no other os can offer till day.even a 1000mah battery will give 10hours talk time
lets hope one day people will bring symbian back when they get bored of their quad cores and gigs of ram race
and when they realize the power of symbian with less powerful processor and less powerful battery

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  • 2013-02-21 13:03
  • 9xE0

8-9 years ago nokia just for a rich people. Now everyone can get their smartphone even with a limited budget. But anyway, RIP symbian

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  • 2013-01-31 04:53
  • XMiu

i been using my symbian 3310 .....lol,

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  • 2013-01-30 13:44
  • IwnH

> In reply to Zeke @ 2013-01-26 07:02 from t7Xr - click to readSymbian remains the greatest and the best OS ever made

Please come back Symbian.. anytime baby..

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  • 2013-01-30 05:58
  • iwtW

> In reply to Zeke @ 2013-01-26 07:02 from t7Xr - click to readMaybe symbian still alive after 2016 but with different manufacturer :-/

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  • 2013-01-30 02:57
  • thu9

> In reply to dolbydigital @ 2013-01-27 09:10 from uNVC - click to readActually it can. See E6 with higher resolutions [same with BB 9900 but, smaller screen] and with 680hmz, 256mb. But it make some apps compatibility problem.

Because nokia doesn't want make fragmentation apps like android, nokia prefer nHD. Anyway, my 808 screen was better than another phone. Said by my friends with samsung s3 and iphone 5. They say my nokia 808 are DSLR killer too.

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  • 2013-01-30 02:53
  • thu9

Symbian was my first step into the smartphone era. I had the good luck to have used almost all of its different iterations over the years. While it wasn't the prettiest OS around, it was quite functional, and S60v5 introduced the world to the concept of decent screen resolutions in usable formats.

That's it, I've said some good things at the funeral. I'll always remember Symbian with fondness.

As for the Pureview, while it was a great swansong for Symbian, I also think that it was a bad decision. The N8 was a great way to end things, and that was the point when Nokia should have jumped ship. The sheer awesomeness of the Pureview camera deserved a more concurrent platform, like Windows Phone.

Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish!

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  • 2013-01-28 06:45
  • utt6

We all knew this was eventually coming, but it's now official. Symbian on Nokia is dead. Nokia managed to send off the once might platform in style. The 808 PureView will go down in history as the last Symbian device by the Finnish manufacturer. Nokia announced the news alongside its great...

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  • 2013-01-27 19:57
  • tUdx

symbian rip. meamo also

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  • 2013-01-27 14:07
  • tuf1

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