Wow.. @Tech_Chief you belive the rumor that microsoft offering 1 billion to samsung. Its a lie and will never happen. Nokia is a champion on symbian. And also will champion again on windowsphone even many OEMs adobt it. IF windows market has 50% share on the overall Smartphone sales, nokia will be the one that will be benefited the most
Final goodbye to nokia(under microsoft) at the same time. Don't worry, you will never get money from my wallet anymore. Waste money for you long enough. 3210, 8120, n-gage, QD, surge, n80, n85, n86, 5800, n97, n900, n8.
Too bad symbian phones were too expensive for me at the time before Android came out. It did seem like a Solid OS. never tried the recent ones though.
Thanks guys. You guys have said it all. My only advice to Nokia is that ''they should re-think'' & come back with a more advance symbian that can go into the ring with all the latest os. Nokia, consider your loyal customers needs. Hope u're not gonna close the nokia store where we get all the symbian apps.
AnonD-158376, 03 Jan 2014Elop is making the right decision for chosing WindowsPhone. No OEMs are making a big money on ... moreGenius, has it ever occurred to you that IF wp gets 50% of the market share; only 1% of that would be Nokia because Microsoft is begging OEMs with cash (1 Billion to Samsung) to make Windows phones.
Sony is rumored to be hitting WP, Samsung might accept the offer from Microsoft; in simple English - Windows phone progress does not mean Nokia progress.
S. Elop is a Trojan horse! He screwed up Nokia!
Otherwise, we can enjoy Nokia (great hardware & elegant design)that runs on Android.
Elop is making the right decision for chosing WindowsPhone. No OEMs are making a big money on android except samsung. Stop blame nokia for dropping symbian because symbian sales are already declined at a very high rate due to the emergence of android and iphone. Nokia knows that the best way to take a crown back is shifted to windowsphone. Its a risk and risking is a big part of business. If people consider windowsphone then Nokia will rise again. Now windowsPhone market is growing. If windowsphone takes 50% of all smartphone sales, how famous will be nokia again.
Samarth N8 808 owner, 03 Jan 2014GSM Arena staff: But maybe, just maybe, it's about time you jumped ship.
Me: Oh yeah? Thank... morebest comment ever! you got it right! there's no OS that can beat Symbian. Symbian on Nokia phone is the best! simpLy because of simpLe basic needs esp. on "TEXTING"(many peopLe forget about that and why they buy a phone) and for caLL history.
Long Live Symbian!
Years from now, the recent smartphones wiLL be forgotten just Like the phones of Nokia back in 2000.
Siddharth (Sid), 03 Jan 2014
OK. I admit this is a very sad day for me. End of Symbian means end of an era of dependable ... morePerfect rant from you, I also believe that the reasons why symbian phones didnt sell wery well was because of dumb hardware designers at nokia. My first symbian phone was nokia 6600, second was nokia n80, Now Im using nokia n95 8gb which is currently almost 5 years old. Stable and solid phone and best phone ever made. I have been happy symbian user for about 9 years now.
I have tried many of touchscreen phones including samsung omnia hd i8910, s1, s2,s3 only to find out that touchscreen phones slow me down on everything what I wanna do with phones. After 4 days of testing each touchscreen phone I had to return those phones back to my friends, because I was getting angry like a psycho killer and thinking how much todays phone manufacturers suck. After returning to use my nokia n95 8gb as everyday phone I became happy again. Hardware keyboard that also includes answer/end call buttons just cannot be beaten.
The best thing about nokia n95 8gb is that I never need 2 hands to use it. I can even drink, eat at same time while typing a text message. Symbian does have everything I need right out the box.
I have noticed that most people dont know how to fully use all features from symbian, it seems like symbian is kindly too much professional type OS for most people.
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 03 Jan 2014Who abandoned their search engine? As far as I know, both MS and Google are still having their... moreOK, here's what Google does, and so far NO OTHER search engine does: Google 1st plays its own game of "me the mighty great policeman of the internet"
When a website crawls to good search ranking Google sees that and immediately changes googlebot rules, even if be they unfair, so results change and you're forced to pay for adwords... Adwords are one of google's prime income and it surely makes so that you have no other alternative but pay, even if you have a good website. Not quite fair, huh? And see, that is done not to achieve more quality results it is done solely to generate money from adwords. Because after such a change you see real bot websites (I mean websites written solely to rank high, not generate any value to the user) on the top of results, having nothing to do with the search term.
Google likes to play the policeman, it frequently gives out awards and penalties like websites are circus puppies, running after it with their purses open, full of money to give. Google doesnt pay taxes either, and ultimately doesnt give a sh**t about you or your search term :D
i was a big fan of symbian and till dec. 2013 i used my nokia c7 and loved that phone but all kinds of problem started it use to hangs alots and its biggest rival andriod made more than 7 lakhs apps. so this was the turning point and i switch to nexus5. but symbian will remain the starter of all smartphones. bye bye symbian.
i get boared quickly while using android. But I never feel like that with my nokia 603. Android didn't attract me still now. But I like to get one jolla! More than 120 apps in my 603 but still it's fast.no lags. I have this as long as possible.
A partner in freedom and a complice in deeds and in mischieves. Thank You Symbian you really are a dear friend. The treue definition of user friendly.