I pray Motorola will not continue with their plans for the UIQ. They should concenrate on Android and polish the MotoMagx Linux OS to handle 3G!
UIQ was end not because of itself. But because SE devices are very low in specs.
If it isn't SE I think UIQ devices will not die in this day.
UIQ is just fine, but SE's half-hearted efforts at smartphones are the root cause of the problem. If SE could make a decent P990 replacement then perhaps the situation would be different. As for the other major partner, Motorola.. well, they haven't exactly been brilliant either, have they?
They must must provide new firmware based on new os for all uiq phone otherwise i pray for ur end
It's so laughable that Sony Ericsson are trying to blame others for the complete farce that their UIQ phones became:
"... failure of the UIQ platform to gain a steady fan base among users and a steady business case among network carriers"
Wonder why the steady fan base started to erode. Can anyone say P990?
Wonder why the carriers hated the P990? Bugs, bugs, slow, buggy, crashing and bugs. They tarnished their reputation with the carriers who got fed up with replacing phones and dealing with unhappy customers.
The way that Sony Ericsson treated their loyal UIQ users is shocking, having delivered one of the first touch screen interfaces on a phone and then sat on their laurels for years. It pains me to see how badly they mismanaged UIQ when it should have been a market leader.
While they got stuck in a rut focusing on the low end of the market, Nokia pushed S60 onto most of their phones gaining huge market share while Apple snuck in and showed them what a truly polished touch screen interface was all about.
Sorry Sony Ericsson, you blew it and it's going to take a long, long time to get that customer loyalty back.
Good, now SE can move on and think forward
and keep on making the greatest Java version 8 Platforms phones
yap i always dont like SE bcoz of their crappy OS, it take so long to relaize that UIQ is nowhere near Symbian .
Well, I guess is one less competitor (if ever) for WinMo, Symbian UI and Android... lol
My poor P1i :( Shout out to all you UIQ haters, you oviously dont kno wat a good moblie OS is. RIP UIQ we will miss you :(
SE never had a good idea for a smartphone, imho they wasted great opportunity to get a good slice of the smartphone market cake. They should keep making what they can do best - phones with mp3 player as the most advanced feature. Oh yeah, how could I forget - and with RDS radio receiver...
Thank God! They've been in denial and wasting to much time developing devices for it.
...me dont even know...
i'm sorry for the +UIQ+..but his death¹¹ is for a better good
Finally ... Goodbye & R.I.P "UIQ", see ya' ... well, actually, we won't see ya'... hehe :D
Well, We hope that Future SE Phones would be based on either Symbian UI or Windows Mobile ... right?
It's a really sad state of affairs. The 1st PDA i bought was a SE P900 which still works brilliantly today. UIQ even though was a failure considering revenue and popularity, was a good platform that didn't get the attention needed.
I hope that in the years to come, someone would take over the UIQ core platform, wipe the cobwebs off and start a fresh. Everyone and everything deserves a second chance.
actually i have a p1i and the UIQ platform is not bad at all , i'm used to it and i kinda love it, i understand why SE decided to kill it and i kind of saw it coming when they canceled the P5 , maybe WinMo is the way to go , or that unified thing , let the time play its role i say.
UIQ, May You Rest In Piece..
About time, I've worked in the mobile industry for years and symbian has been the bane of my life! i guess Sony Ericsson's little adventure into windows mobile with the HTC Xperia has opened their eyes to a whole new world of useful smartphones that had escaped them with the stupidly awful P-Series.
Finally GSMARENA talks about it.
but still, they didnt mention that Symbian Foundation is brought to you by NOKIA. nokia have bought the rest of the market share of symbian to come out its open source Symbian Foundation with 52 compaines supporting it.. and the OS is base on S60 with some selected interface from UIQ,