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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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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

Farewell , Symbian.
You deserve a fair end ...

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  • 2013-01-24 19:24
  • wdSu

it will not die till my n86 breathes.

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  • 2013-01-24 19:18
  • pTiN

rip nokia

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  • 2013-01-24 19:17
  • Pfc@

What an amazing OS at that time. Sad to see it go. RIP.

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  • 2013-01-24 19:17
  • 2@1y

Smart phone was started with this platform its very user friendly really I miss u Symbian...

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  • 2013-01-24 19:16
  • bC7g

Symbian phones flourished for 15 years setting standards for mobile platform.

Symbian will be always in in hearts of nokia fans.

A technology whose records cannot be beaten in futures.

You will always rest in heart and soul of nokia fans.

Rest in peace...........!!!!

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  • 2013-01-24 19:10
  • 7tEj

I'm sad today.
Good Bye, old Friend.
We will alway remember you as the stable os for smartphone created and the longest time of battery.

RIP Symbian

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  • 2013-01-24 19:09
  • xnmH

Still in luv with my 4 year old n95 8gb. My first smartphone. Also, my first nokia phone.

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  • 2013-01-24 19:03
  • uvf1

The devices Nokia 700, 701 and 808 Pureview are my phones until I can see propermultitasking for Lumia phones and 100% bullet proof bluetooth transfers. Also changing the size of the text fonts and recording my phone calls without issues.
I demand that Nokia Belle PR2 goes open source cause it has finally matured and I cant see anything so sad in my whole tech life and I am now nearly 50 years old.
Open source for Symbian Belle Now!

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  • 2013-01-24 19:02
  • s0GV

i loved you symbian best and fastest os ever made...
now we are left with this slow android....

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  • 2013-01-24 19:01
  • 7tDs

Goodbye Symbian, my dear friend.

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  • 2013-01-24 18:57
  • 3nvL

Goodbye my friend :(

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  • 2013-01-24 18:56
  • nGMp

Goodbye the Pathfinder of smartphone.

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  • 2013-01-24 18:54
  • up2I

Started my device journey with Nokia 1100.
I became smart and a smartphone graced me
The "N-Series 73"; Camera - the best 3.2MP shooter out there,Music : Loud in the crowd. Then my usage increased and it slowed down,but still I cherish the moments I clicked with it.

I grew smarter Got the King of "Photography" The "N-Series 8", It was truly the last fight of a die-ing GIANT.

Now,I am confused where to go;what to go Next. Was always optimistic Nokia will do something to symbian BUT...
Thank U for making me SMART.. SYMBIAN...

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  • 2013-01-24 18:52
  • vGVM

Love symbian.... R.I.P.

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  • 2013-01-24 18:50
  • tUNQ

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