glennthera, 25 Jan 2013Simian (Symbian) and NOkia ruled monopolistically for more than a decade during a period when ... moreWow! 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
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...
Carol, 25 Jan 2013Watch out, trolls in da hause. 1: When Nokia rulled, there were enough systems to be bought ... morei agree with u.....todays people dont know anything other than apps ... in my place nokia is the king and will always be...
Once an OS does not innovate and improve for users/developers.. it goes down..
Carol, 25 Jan 2013Watch out, trolls in da hause.
1: When Nokia rulled, there were enough systems to be bought ... moreDon't feed the troll. His comment alone tells a lot about his intellect and experience with diverse operating systems.
I bet he can't say that his phone never hanged nor crashed, as i can say this that my N95 worked flawlessly for 12 and half months, without any crash or hanging issue.
So sad .my 1st smart phone is symbian n70 old school.now I'm using android but I never forget my symbian.its great any way good by symbian.........
glennthera, 25 Jan 2013Simian (Symbian) and NOkia ruled monopolistically for more than a decade during a period when ... moreWatch out, trolls in da hause.
1: When Nokia rulled, there were enough systems to be bought and to fight against Nokia. And that is not all, there was sony erricsson and samdung making Symbian devices to.
2: There was enough developement and competition: PalmOs, windows mobile, blackberry. But i don't expect for a Troll head like you to know something.
3: Nokia rulled cause they are the best. And back then people liked quality,a nd we all know you can not compare Nokia devices with the crapp that is out there right now.
4: And what are those viable alternatives for you? Ios and android? A lockedhead and a messycrap? Come on man, stop beeing troll and pretending you know something, when in fact you don't know s**+. I bet that you were 5, when people choosed symbian over windows mobile or blackbery or palmOS... When people choosed Nokia over others. And those were 10 times more reliable os's then the crappy ones this days. Problem is, this days people are cheap, living by the trend. No personality, no nothing. They are made of plastic and love crap. Nokia was stubborned cause, didn't wanted to sell it's soul for crap so to stay alive. Nokia hoped people have cummon sense, forgetting that idiocracy era started a long time ago. Nokia hoped and believed in people that will mature and realise some things. But is to late, there is no hope for the sheeps. But still, Nokia didn't solled it's soul to crapp and bet on something people have no idea. But, in this days, when sellouts rulle. It is a more then a wise choice for nokia. Soon as wp becomes a trend, all so called ”smartphone users” will switch. But, at least microsoft are experienced and mature. Hack, they invented systems in this world. Old is gold my dear Troll, now. LEAVE!
Symbian, an OS like no other..!! Still using my X6 with S60. Whenever the 4n get stuck, the Music player is funtioning perfectly. I don't know how they have done that magic..!! Before Android, Symbian was ruling the whole world and the sony was also using symbian. Samsung was no match for Nokia in tjose times. Well, I hope Windows will be able to help Nokia to win his Kingdom.
Farewell old friend, I'll treasure all the great moments we spent together. I'm gonna remmenber forever how you give me the key of the amazing world of mobile phones, how you allow me to have the best photos, a great sound quality, awesome apps, an optimal way to organize and spend my day and much more in my pocket.
My 6230i, N95, 5800, X6, N8 and I salute you Symbian and solemnly vow to welcome the 808 PV as the last witness and sentry of you legacy.
May this be a see you later and not a goodbye.
We knew that this day is not far..But still sad to hear it 'officially'...
I am still proud to be a Symbian user for around 6 long years..
The Symbian phones i used were
Nokia 6600, Nokia 6680, Nokia N73, Nokia 5800 XM
I am very sad today.
A jouney of 15 years came to its end.
Today Nokia 808 pureview is sitting on crown of most desired camera phone.
The last Symbian but still a giant.
Salute for the Symbian mobile os.
Crown also goes for nokia.
Who made symbian a legend.
Symbain will always be in heart of nokia fans.
Rest in peace!!!!.
Symbian......What a Great Year I had with Nokia OS!!! was the king once upon a time!!! Well its always time to move on......Bought a Nokia Lumia 920 .... It Still Rocks!
Anonymous, 25 Jan 2013So sad to read this article T.T but I'm hoping for Nokia that their decision is right to leave... moreSimian (Symbian) and NOkia ruled monopolistically for more than a decade during a period when there were no real challengers! People were forced 2 buy whatever Finnish frozen delights NOkia threw at 'em, like it was manna from heaven cos they were literally the only player in the field! As soon as viable alternatives emerged, Symbian n NOkia's end got accelerated at an incredible pace! NOkia's recent history has been riddled with one bad choice after another n they're headed all the way 2 the abyss-1st sticking with the Symbian cr*p n then joining up with MS for another star-crossed OS WP8. The only shining beacon for NOkia is the NOkia Siemens Networks business, which brings in their highest revenue! It's hi time NOkia diversified their market reach n product portfolio if they don't wanna go back 2 their humble origins of paper and rubber producers and RIP Symbian might soon become RIP NOkia, if they don't start saving their rears right now!
Symbian is dead, finally they stamped the agreement. nokia is smart enough to bring another os to their mobiles. they will definitely bring any other os, like meego or something alike. relying on just the windows mobile is not smart, and they know it.
So sad to read this article T.T but I'm hoping for Nokia that their decision is right to leave Symbian. Can't wait for Next Chapter of Nokia.
kool addy, 25 Jan 2013os platforms like android and ios will come and go ....but symbian live forever!....its still... moreAll mobile OS come and go. Look at Pocket PC, Palm OS, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Blackberry. No mobile OS could stay on top forever.
Only Android OS which has similar feature with symbian OS. But Nokia do now is wrong, they choose Windows Phone OS than Android OS. Because of that i never go with Nokia again. For me R.I.P Symbian is R.I.P too for Nokia Now. Pathetic
windows is not a bad OS but if they solely make windows devices nokia will die. If nokia want to become the worlds largest phone manufacturer again they should make android powered device.Just imagine the hardware and the OS together what a device it could be.It would make me go back to my first love NOKIA until then........