A small step for Symbian, A giant step backward for AT&T.
Symbian has great marketshare only because of the success of Nokia.
people buy Nokia because of the Hardware not because of its OS. It is simple to use but also very limited and the small amount of Symbian Applications compared to Apple and WinMo shows its unpopularity among Developers. Apple,WinMo and Android bring a lot of experience and know-how from Desktop Computing while Symbian is complete outsider.
tazaracsp, 15 Dec 2008that guy at att that told you symbian no way, is because he lives in the US and doesn't know s... moreI can't see 6.5 and 7 changing all that much from 6.1 unless Microsoft really pull their finger out and push through with WinMo 8 a complete redesign rumoured to be based on Midori, unfortunately for Microsoft I can't see them moving that fast.
I think Microsoft totally underestimated how fast the mobile market moves, the big swing to multifunctional, multimedia devices over the last few years has exposed areas where WinMo is lacking.
Hat's off to HTC, Samsung, SonyEricsson and others for trying to improve things at the interface level but it doesn't take long to expose the mess that lurks under the surface, which leads to high levels of frustration among inexperienced users sucked in by the hype.
that guy at att that told you symbian no way, is because he lives in the US and doesn't know squat about symbian. Symbian is an amazing operating system. Having an iPhone from day one, i must say os x is the most intuite and beautiful system i have seen on a mobile device. but Symbian to me and most people in the world where nokia rules outside the US is the best operating system. Symbian will be here for ever, and nokia will have a new interface soon, distancing themselves away from series 60. Leaving series 60 and 40 for the entry level models. Till this day, the nokia series 40 OS is the easiet OS in this world. Symbian, Android and ofcourse oS X will become the top through OS's and will Remain. WinMO, unheard of in 2 years tops.
Bad move. Symbian is so limited and maybe the worst smartphone OS. WM 7 is all most here, Android is very nice and both have very large devs sites. I'm glad I'm not a AT&T subscriber.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2008those SOON EXPIRE fans still got face to say rubbish at here SOON EXPIRE already DROP the U... morewow.... its like saying GM will expire soon. Fanboy/flaming remarks aren't welcomed here. As for SE, they will make Andriod and symbian prodcuts in the future :). More symbian please!
[deleted post]And they will soon be using it to start the Symbian Foundation.
"The closing of the offer is a fundamental step in the establishment of the Symbian Foundation, announced on June 24, 2008 by Nokia, together with AT&T, LG Electronics, Motorola, NTT DOCOMO, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, ST-NXP Wireless, Texas Instruments and Vodafone."
It might be because Symbian wasn't making money possibly because almost everyone uses pirated versions of all the applications, they were facing bankruptcy.
Symbian is NOT Nokia.
not true. went into att and they said no way for symbian. which is too bad.
those SOON EXPIRE fans still got face to say rubbish at here
SOON EXPIRE already DROP the UIQ
now still got faces talk rubbish
SHAME on those SOON EXPIRE FANS
maybe they really EXPIRE donno what's going on the UIQ
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2008Do you think Nokia based on japan's market to get 42,4%...??1 country not include so what??
even nokia not very popular at japan, but nokia srill is the largest phone factory in the world
con, 08 Dec 2008I think some people here just talking without knowing what they are saying. The first Symbian... moreapa la punye bdoh ko ni.ada ke nokia tu symbian..ko la bdk paling bdoh penah aku jupe..ericsson r308 symbian petame bdoh!
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2008Do you think Nokia based on japan's market to get 42,4%...??Not all Nokia phones are Symbian, for every high end Symbian phone they sell there are a lot of cheaper phones like the 1100, 1650, 2760 etc
Are S40 phones classed as Symbian or would it only be the S60 one's with the Symbian menu key?
con, 08 Dec 2008I think some people here just talking without knowing what they are saying.
The first Symbian... moreTalking without knowing what they are saying?
This is acknowledged as the first Symbian phone:-
Sony and Sanyo license Symbian OS
The world’s first Symbian OS phone, the Ericsson R380,
goes on sale to the public
You are also ignoring Japan where Nokia currently sells one phone model and with other non-Japanese companies make up less than 2.5% of the market.
The list below shows all the Symbian phones (40 million so far) ever sold in Japan
The following 94 phones based on Symbian OS have shipped in Japan:
Fujitsu: NTT DOCOMO docomo PRIME series F-01A; FOMA™ Raku-Raku PHONE V; FOMA F706i; FOMA F906i; FOMA Raku-Raku PHONE Basic S; FOMA Raku-Raku PHONE IVS; FOMA Raku-Raku PHONE Premium; FOMA F905iBiz; FOMA F705i; FOMA F801i; FOMA F905i; FOMA Raku-Raku PHONE IV; FOMA F704i; FOMA F904i; FOMA Raku-Raku PHONE Basic; FOMA F903iBSC; FOMA F903iX HIGH-SPEED; FOMA F703i; FOMA F903i; FOMA Raku-Raku PHONE III; FOMA F902iS; FOMA F702iD; FOMA Raku-Raku PHONE II; FOMA Raku-Raku PHONE; FOMA F902i; FOMA F700iS; FOMA F901iS; FOMA F700i; FOMA F901iC; FOMA F900iC; FOMA F900iT; FOMA F900i; FOMA F2102V; FOMA F2051
Mitsubishi Electric:NTT DOCOMO FOMA D705iμ; FOMA D705i; FOMA D905i; FOMA D704i; FOMA D904i; FOMA D903iTV; FOMA D800iDS; FOMA D703i; FOMA D903i; FOMA D702iF; FOMA D702iBCL; FOMA D902iS; MUSIC PORTER X™; FOMA D702i; Music Porter ™ II; Raku-Raku PHONE Simple; FOMA D902i; FOMA D701i; FOMA D901iS; FOMA D901i
Motorola: NTT DOCOMO FOMA M1000
Sharp: NTT DOCOMO docomo PRIME series SH-01A; NTT DOCOMO FOMA SH706iw; FOMA SH706ie; FOMA SH706i; FOMA SH906iTV; FOMA SH906i; FOMA SH705iII; FOMA SH705i; FOMA SH905iTV; FOMA SH905i; FOMA SH704i; FOMA SH904i; FOMA SH903iTV; FOMA SH703i; FOMA SH903i; FOMA SH702iS; FOMA SH902iSL; FOMA SH902iS; FOMA SH702iD; FOMA SH902i
Sony Ericsson: NTT DOCOMO FOMA SO906i; FOMA SO905iCS; FOMA SO905i; FOMA SO704i; FOMA SO903iTV; FOMA SO703i; FOMA SO903i; FOMA SO902iWP+; FOMA SO702i; FOMA SO902i
Nokia: NTT DOCOMO FOMA NM706i; FOMA NM705i; FOMA NM850iG; SOFTBANK MOBILE SoftBank X02NK/Nokia N95; SoftBank X01NK/Nokia E61; SoftBank 705NK/Nokia N73; Vodafone 804NK/Nokia N71; Vodafone 702NKII (Nokia 6680); Vodafone 702NK (Nokia 6630)
Symbian IS NOT Nokia.
Surely by 2014 Nokia, Samsung, LG, SE & Motorola will be using Symbian Foundation? So it shouldn't really be such a problem to support only one OS.
I think some people here just talking without knowing what they are saying.
The first Symbian phone was the Nokia 9210 with an open Symbian OS and was a success.
After that Symbian platform became a cooperation between Nokia Sony Ericsson Samsung and Siemens late 2000 and today the most phones with Symbian OS are Nokias and since Nokia has the 42,4%, Symbian is Nokia..
Ashly , 08 Dec 2008dr all
i am realy confused about the os so plz help me to finde a good mobil with a stable ... moreFor Multimedia 5800
For Business "internet,office" E90 Communicator "its great device even in multimedia"
i am realy confused about the os so plz help me to finde a good mobil with a stable os achualy i am planig to buy a smart phone my requirments gps wifi music just like every one can u help me to fine a good and stable mobile (x1,e90,htc touch pro,5800 nokia ,htc touch HD)
guys, wait till Linux comes into the action of providing OS to mobile devices.
One of the most popular linux versions which is called UBUNTU is coming to the mobile device market from 2010.
Ubuntu developers have already started developing a mobile OS version of Ubuntu.
Now this will be something really cool.
For me Mac Osx and Symbian both are very good OS. But winmo did not attract me at all. If it wasn't for HTC winmo had been gone a long time ago.
but my respect goes for the HTC developers, they really gave some good form factors to winmo os.