News - Reader comments

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...


Sort by:

as long there's even a single phone with symbianOS still ticking inside symbian won't be dead. i'm proud symbian user of n73 and 5800xm and i'll keep using them untill they fail. symbian is the best . legendary, timeless :)

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 22:02
  • srrd

> In reply to blueglue @ 2013-01-25 19:15 from 7tUN - click to readYou know, first you should learn before talking nonsense. Symbian supports dual core cpu's and i'm pretty shore can run 1gb Ram to;). Go and learn some, Then come here and act like a geeky guy;)

here are some lessons. That show it is, as always was. better then android;)! And this was in 2011.

Symbian could go further easy, but since the release of the N8, Nokia planed to ditch it, this i am pretty shore. Cause Symbian is just harder to develop then others, and Nokia started to lose market. The bad call of Nokia was that they bought Symbian, in a time of crises. They started to lag behind, of course! They had all their factory's in Europe. Do you know how much money Nokia invested only in workers? While others were coming with cheep made in China devices, Nokia found it's self in a very bad position. Could not lower the price of their devices, and could not do a 10 seconds relocation of the factories To produce them cheaper. Financing 2 platforms while paying allot of money to workers everywhere in Europe it is not quite great for a company that lost ground. So they did what they had to do, to survive in a war. And the transaction was very, very hard for them and for their workers. our people. To quickly install China factories and start the production of their mobiles, cheaper then ever was for Nokia in a time when Samsung already had 5 euros production costs for a phone also was not quite easy. Quite at all. Symbian is a very good platform. But Nokia killed it to save them selves. And they started to do that since the n8. Now, for you to understand. Symbian is way better then android. just that the mass is to du*b to know that, cause, most of them never used it;).

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 21:46
  • L7gu

No matter that Symbian is dead or not. I'm using Symbian S60 for five years. During those years, my passion for classic Symbian has become greater and greater. Now I'm owning (and I'm proud and fully satisfied to use every day ONLY classic Symbian S60 phones, without touchscreen) few phones: Nokia N70, Nokia N90, Nokia N93, Nokia N86 8MP, Samsung I8510 Innov8. Just these days I'm going to buy Nokia 6680 and Nokia 7650.

For me, the death of Symbian doesn't mean only the death of a mobile OS... It's the death of the Finnish (and Scandinavian, maybe European as well) spirit in the mobile phone industry. Now mobile phones are americanized, iPhonized :( . The contemporary mobile phone should be fashionable rather than functional, should be changed in few months rather than built for many years.

Symbian, you're the best mobile OS. For me, you'll live forever.

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 20:49
  • 3I1y

Goodbye forever Symbian.......I loved using your N95,N73,E66,E5,E7,Xpress Musics and C7.......I guess Nokia might shift to Android if they want to survive in the market and lead again.....At least I hope so.....


  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 20:34
  • DMHV

I want symbian back..... please symbian phones E7,N8,X7,808..

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 19:18
  • KIet

> In reply to vergil @ 2013-01-25 18:42 from U@Bn - click to readSymbian cannot be ported to any android device due to technical limitations. secondly no developer community has interest in such a mess.

Lets consider even if someone ports symbian to S2, its performance wont increase. reason- symbian is incapable to utilize the h/w. It simply cant understand the amount of RAM beyond certain limit. its like an old pc which cant use high amount of ram although you have it in the box.

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 19:15
  • 7tUN

if symbian was given chance by nokia to improve like cpu,gpu,ram,screens this will never happen.i think symbian has more capabilities but nokia did'nt harness it..proud N8 user.

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 19:00
  • t7Xh

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-25 11:32 from P@1G - click to readsymbian was not provided with even a single phone that had such specs. it was always with low specs and gpu and cpu of older generation. but still it is the most stable and smooth os out there because it has excellent resource managing skill.. ..if symbian bell will be ported to sgs2 ,sgs3 or note 2. then i bet that its performance will increase by a very huge can symbian be ported to .any android device.?

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 18:42
  • U@Bn

symbian was best. I m stil using n95 8gb its better than android 2.3. Android is a wrost platform .i m happy that nokia is far away from android. Lumia will be my next choice.

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 17:54
  • X0Mm

i think nokia shuld to have sndroid or wp

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 17:23
  • pib@

I don't like android and windows i like symbian only.For me symbian is the best.Lumia has many problems...Asha is piece of s...Good bye symbian my dear
friend.I hope so one day you will be back

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 16:43
  • s3At

Please Don't Blame Nokia for this...the only one and only to Blame is Elop!!! He's not Advancing the Nokia Company but he's only Making it Even Worse by Abandoned Nokia's own OS!!!!! R.I.P Symbian...i will miss you till the very end...

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 16:37
  • u7mH

Rest in piece indeed! So sad, but every story has to end somewhere :(

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 15:31
  • jS7i

IF someone would make a sort of Symbian-like UI/launcher on top of another OS (Android, Linux, etc.) which would be very familiar to the HUGE universe of Symbian users and ex-users, yet be an improved version to compete with current platforms, IMHO that would be a formula for success. Not just a skin, but a real functional Symbian-like experience. Kinda' what Symbian would have evolved into had the developers kept their focus on it. It should be something any Symbian user would easily adapt to and have the same features on top of a more powerful OS. I think whoever does could STEAL the market left by Nokia when they switched to Windows. A Windows Nokia is a totally different phone with the "Nokia" brand tacked on to it. It has not proven anything market-wise (even though it is promising). How I wish the Symbian developers would come together to come up with something like this. See! UI/launchers abound! It shouldn't be too difficult. If Nokia doesn't want it, maybe Blackberry, Motorola, or some Chinese company can test the waters. There's just a HUGE HUGE universe of Nokia users and ex-users - both of the smartphones and feature phones who wouldn't think twice if someone offered them a very familiar interface. If the brand alone can maintain fanboys, how much more will the familiar useability!? And I wish it could be called Symbian... in memory of the former mighty OS!

All the more successful and powerful if Nokia themselves will make it!

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 15:12
  • v0qu

for me R.I.P for Symbian is R.I.P for you too Nokia, ill never want your Lumia Series. Nokia is dead for me. Android is my next OS after Symbian full stop

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 15:01
  • 6%7g

RIP symbian.......

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 14:22
  • ut%%

It is good news to me, hope Mr. Elop will going with Android

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 13:53
  • ibX1

love u symbian.u r first mobile os.u r first open source.we miss u

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 13:51
  • U@M%

Good news, Symbian was a living dinosaur, Nokia N97 the worst Nokia's smartphone, my last Nokia branded phone.

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 13:49
  • p@MN

o thank u Nokia for this generous act.. :P

  • Reply
  • 2013-01-25 13:43
  • KIYR

Note: Sponsored advertising links are in green.