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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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  • 2013-01-25 11:27
  • Mf5j

Such a shame. Best mobile OS. Had Nokia 7650, 6600,6630, N73, N82, N8 and now proud owner of 808 PV. I also have Lumia 800 and can tell you, first hand, it can only wish it is as half as good as symbian. Only advantage is it's fulidity. And that's all.

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  • 2013-01-25 11:21
  • JARu

You ll be remembered forever... had you change, you would have been with us for few more years... will love you and respect you with sincerity...

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  • 2013-01-25 11:18
  • QJia

rip symbian..u ruled the world as a king of all mobile os! u will always be g0nna treasure my n97 and u symbian

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  • 2013-01-25 10:58
  • t7Xh
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rest in peace. you were allways my favourite. goodbye symbian

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  • 2013-01-25 10:58
  • uNVK

hats off
to the legend

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  • 2013-01-25 10:54
  • u7Y8

aufwiederschauen Symbian!

I hope there are someone who willing to take over Symbian from Nokia, and continue developing Symbian.

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  • 2013-01-25 10:43
  • tA$0

first smartphone start with symbian os by nokia & its best i am used nokia 3230 two year & now i am using nokia c5 5mp from last two year its great smartphone thank you nokia then i am turned to nokia 620

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  • 2013-01-25 10:37
  • Hkqu

I will never forget the symbian ever.. good to know that Nokia is still surviving..

To GOD be the glory and may your company prosper more.. i never have bad experience with Nokia devices :)

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  • 2013-01-25 10:32
  • 98qD

I am also using Nokia 808 and I knew that today will come soon for Symbian but still love my phone. Now Symbian already dead, I wonder if Nokia can make their all their Symbian Supporter by Changing OS like Nokia did with N9. It would be great if Nokia can bring us to WP or Android

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  • 2013-01-25 10:25
  • sSGZ

nokia was the best but nokia bussiness development is terrible,so dumb and blind.its just a pity that nokia will be unable to compete with IOS or ANDROID until they eventually make a giant step. embrace the andriod platform that could possibly be your out of this shit.

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  • 2013-01-25 10:20
  • fsya

Farewell to King.. Great respect to Symbian the Father of all OSes.

I will be missing your battery efficient, complete features, true multi tasking, extra ordinary camera/video support, and many other capabilities of yours.

No matter what, Symbian is still the best mobile OS ever made in phone history. Symbian is leaving us with honour !!!

You're a hero for Nokia for more than a decade !
You have made Nokia's name so glorious in the world !

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  • 2013-01-25 09:49
  • iwtW

rip symbian...... luved u... but nw got a new love..... ANDROID... lol!!!

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  • 2013-01-25 09:48
  • 0wqU

i have n95 from last 2 yr and i love it

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  • 2013-01-25 09:44
  • 7tKu

I had three Symbian devices they were E 61i, e 71' n8. e 61i I kept for 6 year without any problem, now I am having galaxy note . the great experience was with e 61i and e71 with superb battery life reasonable browsing experience good camera(in case of N8)I mean to say now we will have to draw the line, what to expect from mobile device cause for some battery life could prove to be very critical, to be not able to talk because of drained battery... just defeat the purpose of mobile phone. Symbian was a good and stable operating system. full touch screen phone with multi touch capabilities took it by storm,! if they kept on developing this os that wd hav been better for Nokia, when the storm was over. they can alternatively kept on providing Symbian for low end devices in stead of completely abandoning it. because Nokia cant sail its boat only with windows phone.they should pay attention to ubuntu mobile also. I mean they should learn some lessons from samsumg . I could not understand why nokia refrain form making android phone also?!

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  • 2013-01-25 09:30
  • uvHH

R.I.P Symbian :( U teached to the world a lot
We love you forever.

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  • 2013-01-25 09:24
  • IaEp

Few good points i must agree.
However, i strongly feel that Symbian reached saturation, its inablility to utilise latest h/w multiple cores and higher RAM. Yes, we had windows, palm and black berry but most of these devices are not available globally, thats one of the reasons Nokia won.

A company which is a leader for 14 years, goes to near bankrupt in say 2-3 years, WHY?
where are the PROFITS earned all these years?
Why Nokia could not start a trend? or atleast keep up with current Trend?

Why Nokia cannot build a Symbian TABLET? why could not Nokia introduce a tablet for the first time being a poineer?

Why Nokia cannot continue the Meego? why did it leave the potential n900 to chaos?

Why s40 is doomed?

please dont say its elop, thats rubbish. things started to decline way before elop stepped into Nokia)

Stubborn, inability to adapt, pricing are some of the factors that lead to cease of Symbian, observe closely and you may find the same reasons for BB downfall, only hope for them is the BB10,but we all know they lost a large share by now.

I still feel that Symbian UIQ was much better that s60 S*!+ in many ways, a decade back p900 was my first smartphone and i am very happy with it. As some one rightly said, the best symbian s60 device is not from Nokia(leaving n8), but from Samsung and Sony. Now , i have no intentions to neglect nokia's devices but one should agree that building a good device is acheived not only by Nokia but by other OEMs as well.

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  • 2013-01-25 09:12
  • PTij

> In reply to glennthera @ 2013-01-25 05:53 from vwwx - click to readWow! Your head is really stuck up there! Nokia truly ruled back when there were variable alternatives; in fact, there were many popular brands out there that really held their own and maintained a following. Brands such as Motorola, palm, and Sony-Ericson were quite the power players (honorable mention goes to Sanyo who brought innovative products back in the day, but disappeared into obscurity), and Nokia lead the pack. The Symbian OS was near perfect as it was, I admit, they struggled/procrastinated on firmware issues, @ the end of the day, Nokia delivered solid, quality products that performed above par in many regards. In addition, when the sales staff @ Nokia introduced me to the world of unlocked phones, I was amazed at how much more reliable a mobile device can be when it is owned w/o a restrictive contract commonly imposed on the market by service providers. Right now, I have an n8, which has the 2nd best camera phone on the globe right now. 808 pure view surpasses n8 in that respect. My n8 simply blows away my colleagues' iPhone 4S & 5s in terms of available features and build quality. I've thrown my phone across a room got demo purposes and not a scratch on my phone. The screen still looks new after 2 years of use & living in my pocket without a case. IPhone users can't even do that with their phones because they know it'll shatter. IPhone is only worth the apps, which humanity had chosen to salivate over. Over 1 million apps and ppl will just use 3.5 of the same apps daily (if even that much). Symbian and Palm had many great apps via third party, but apple took the market. Android came not long after and got a solid foothold in the market too. HP could've enjoyed success in the market as well, in fact I wanted the palm pre 3, but HP killed the popular Web OS which said stand toe to toe with the IOS. Bottom line is that I can do more with my Nokia n8 than IOS users & Android

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  • 2013-01-25 08:38
  • Rd59

ohh no!! symbian is the best os:;

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  • 2013-01-25 08:21
  • uw1M

so nokia is pushing with all their breath to WP, let me tell you frankly nokia, people around the may not be interested to WP OS coz its lacks of app, and thumbmail menu is not good as it looks, you cant fully coztomize as android,
i can say that this micosoft is all behind is pathetic move by nokia. there wud be time that this microsoft will buy the soul of nokia, hmm, i remember the windows mobile in the late 2003, its just a bad dream anyway,

microsoft fired lots of nokia employees, people knows it. please nokia make android phones, window phones is immature, laggy. people dont really like it...

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  • 2013-01-25 07:58
  • P@1G

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