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

24 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
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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> In reply to Realist @ 2013-01-24 19:43 from nUVx - click to readI know that you havent used Nokia 808 Pureview, Nokia 700 or Nokia 701 then...

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  • 2013-01-24 20:22
  • s0GV

why? the best phones from nokia always were symbian phones, the lumia 800 neithet has a good camera nor a good speaker, the lumia 900 was the same lumia 800 j6st with a bigger screen. now lumia 920, which doesn't has music equalizer, google maps. what I try to say is that WINDOWS PHONE OS is not going to as great as symbian was.

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  • 2013-01-24 20:20
  • LDd1

Very sad day ive been Nokia fan for over a decade..Some of my best handsets have been Nokia..I still have plenty of Nokias lying around but intend to purchase more Symbian handsets to add to collection now this news has happened..:-(

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  • 2013-01-24 20:20
  • nFWn

I miss symbian. Well I guess my future phone will be one of those silly android phones though I dislike android. But better than IOS or windows phone.

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  • 2013-01-24 20:17
  • pvNX

Now lets see who's gonna save Nokia from its liberators. Hands up Nokia! You are free!

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  • 2013-01-24 20:14
  • nmxI

> In reply to Realist @ 2013-01-24 19:43 from nUVx - click to readNo. Symbian OS was perfect for my purposes. If we forget apps and the whole google play store from android. Then do comparison between android and symbian. Android and symbian are in very same level. Android doenst have native 3g video call support, also no support for handsfree with multimedia keys to control music player. Symbian had these features since 2007.

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  • 2013-01-24 20:13
  • pvNX

> In reply to GudongZ @ 2013-01-24 19:55 from XM73 - click to readImho Symbian lost not because of the opponent is too strong. Rather it lost because it simply stopped fighting. Or being ordered to stop fighting.

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  • 2013-01-24 20:04
  • K1G8

It was back in 2002, I still remember my first Symbian the 7650. The first phone with camera, Symbian OS complete with task manager, copy & paste and file manager. I still remember how I marvel at the task manager upon holding the menu button. It was a revolution. The phone that started it all. Then came the N-Gage. Symbian showed the way that it is possible to do serious gaming on a phone. In 2005 the mobile phone specs was in chaos. Features are divided into specific phones and never together. Then nokia outs the N80 the all in one wonder. With a good 3 MP camera, front facing camera, all in connectivity 3G including wifi even irda, expandable storage and removable battery all managed by the Symbian OS. Then the pinnacle of Symbian platform came in the form of N95. A true king of mobile phone. It spiralled downwards come the evolution of touchscreen. But Symbian fought back as hard as it could until it became a decent touchscreen platform. If it fate were not to be determined to doom earlier it would have flourished and gave a good fight against Android/iOS. In it's dying breath it spewed out yet another legend the 808. Pure camera quality. Pure optimization. Purely SYMBIAN. I am honored to have a chance of owning both the first and last Symbian. Rest in peace as there will never be a replacement for you.

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  • 2013-01-24 19:59
  • K1G8

Love you Nokia.. My journey of cell phones started with 6030 in 2005.. It still runs and is always near to my heart.. Using E5 now.. Just cant find something better than this.. Will Miss you alot Symbian..

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  • 2013-01-24 19:59
  • HkqX

hey thats not fair you cant finish that i understand the upgraded windows phone is better it was that symbian os which give the peak of all THE NOKIA is not the name of a company its more than that i request you if possible make meego,maemo and symbian a blend by combining these three you will get something which will beat these sp8 os plz dont !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you did this i will be no more intrested in nokia than its time for ios

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  • 2013-01-24 19:58
  • 7Dm%

A sad ending story for Symbian OS because of its rival were too strong.. Maybe, someday the new Symbian OS will be born with the new style UI that is specialized for Nokia Smartphone and the future phone. Good Luck Nokia, all your phone were great.

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  • 2013-01-24 19:55
  • XM73

RIP symbian! the n95 paved the way for todays smartphones..... camera, web browser, and phone.

my n95 and and 5800 still works.

long live nokia with windows!

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  • 2013-01-24 19:51
  • 4Hra

Personally I never had luck of using/utilizing Symbian. Have jumped directly from S40 to Android.
Nokia S40 like 3310->6020->7210->Android

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  • 2013-01-24 19:48
  • ut6p

Come oooon guys,
Symbian was sh.t
And it is the main reason why Nokia almost died. Face it.
Now Nokia continues its way to the bottom but with windows sh.t

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  • 2013-01-24 19:43
  • nUVx

Sad Day!

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  • 2013-01-24 19:39
  • P9AL

This is a really sad day, the end of a chapter in the mobile industry. I embraced Symbian from 2007 to 2012, I previously had a 6230 since 2005 but once I jumped to the Symbian bandwagon with my 6681 I never looked back to feature phones. Then I got a 5700XM (great speakers and cool rotating keypad) an E63 (the best keypad back then) an E5 (super fast with its zippy processor and big RAM) and the end of the road was a C6-01 which I updated to Belle and had unmatched navigation capabilities . What a great bunch of phones I'll never forget. I may give WP a try... But not yet. There are some things that need improvements. Until then I'll try Android. Farewell Symbian.

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  • 2013-01-24 19:38
  • LuNg

Today It Really Made me Cry Like A Small Baby . I have been using symbain with my first 9300 communicator and still works great , Now Using Nokia E71 from Past 2 years . Nokia Still Gave It Tought Against Android But Still . All People Who Think Android Can Last For 12 years ?? , Most People Are Getting Bored Of It Already . R.I.P Symbain , Can't Stop Crying :'(

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  • 2013-01-24 19:38
  • tUn2

> In reply to BestInTheWorld @ 2013-01-24 19:25 from Y}$B - click to readAsha is S40, not Symbian.

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  • 2013-01-24 19:27
  • P5pQ

Good bye, Symbian. The true mobile OS. Built in file manager, true multitasking, device password truly burn into hardware (device password not gone eventhough full reinstall), phone can switch on to ring alarm on low battery, better Swype than Android version, ... & etc.

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  • 2013-01-24 19:27
  • P5pQ

Does it means that my Asha phone won't be getting any more updates? :/

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  • 2013-01-24 19:25
  • Y}$B

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