Farewell Symbian..., i have good memories with 7650, Ngage (speciallly) & N70, thanks !
I till keep my SE vivaz which is running S60v4, with phyton script its actually quite powerful OS, but the touchscreen have some problem.
Hey. Symbian developer. Pls create a website where we can have apps for symbian OS.
All time best MeeGo/Harmattan and Symbian.
My Permanent device after Nokia n900 is Nokia N9 > all Lagroids
My last symbian device 5530XpressMusic, smart like my GF. :-)
RIP Symbian! One of my favorite mobile OS . I fell in love with symbian during 2007 when my dad bought Nokia N70 for my uncle. I was really impressed by that phone! Then my Dad bought Nokia N82 , The best camera phone i've ever seen (He still has it) , right now my dad has Nokia C7 and I have Nokia 700 :)
My dad even has Galaxy S3 but still he uses C7 lol . Nokia N70 , N73 ,N82, N95 , 6120 classic E72 , E5 , 700 , C7 , C6 are my favourite symbian devices :)
Thank You Symbian for all the great memories :)
I am still using my nokia c6 01 and will use till the phone runs as my primary. Because I found no where to go. I don't like android or windows because it does not touch the heart as my current phone do. True it does not support many modern apps which are like use and through. Because of that the phones with android or windows are like Chinese use and through phones which have no grace. But still it is a great camera phone with great sound quality to use. Goodbye Symbian but I will continue to be with it till the phone runs.
Microfokia is it what it is now?... ios bullshit freaken expensive( not the phone but apps & games) android(best os but budget smartphones lagg like hell) symbian( simple , battery friendly and ituitive ui) windows (smooth & fast but the ui & apps is nothing to write home abt considering its price) BB10(good for bussiness) meego( R.I.P) jolla (new born baby) Tizen ( If u gonna lag then f*ck off)
Samsung, nokia, apple, HTC, Sony, Huawei, LG etc.... "I innovate U invest , take cash from u every 1(1/2) years so your brain can no longer fuction" whats next ROBOTS POWERED BY android, ios and microsoft then in the end we distroy earth go and live in space , become fat like in WALL-E then come bck to earth and beginn all over when the term "Technology" did not exist
Farewell. My last Nokia Symbian phone was the 808. Clunky device and UI was jittery and laggy (well, it's Symbian). Booting time is at least 1 to 2 minutes. But the pictures from the superior camera of this phone was great.
I jump ship to android bc hate of ms ugly UI. Never jump to Nokia again unless MS change UI, more customisazion & give dual sim a chance.
OK. I admit this is a very sad day for me. End of Symbian means end of an era of dependable smartphones and communicators which could get through the day (sometimes even the worst of them) easily.
I don't want to drag anyone into an emotional drama or something , but I've walked with Symbian till its grave. My journey is relatively short and hence fresh. I started with an N73 in 2007 , an N95 8GB in 2008 , a Satio in 2009 , N97 mini in 2010 (wrong choice , I know) and finally a Nokia 808 Pureview in 2012.
I've got some observations about Nokia from personal experience and the countless opinions on various forums (including this one). First the laurels and bouquets:
1. A flashback to August 2006: I bought a Nokia 7710 only to realize that touchscreens are rubbish. Maybe that's why I never got myself an iPhone.
2. 2006 , October: I moved to an N73 Music Edition. Wow man !! Superb audio quality , good camera and an amazing (by today's standards) 2+ day battery life. Didn't like the keypad though.
3. 2007 , : Changed to an N95. While the music and battery life were not like the N73 , the camera and probably one of the first 16 mln screens made up for it.
4. 2008 , February: Got a Nokia N95 8GB. Wow again !! Great music , good battery life , more RAM......but no card slot. :( Cursed myself for not living or having a relative in the States. N95 North American version wouldíve lasted me 3 years. Also edited a few documents for me (thanks QuickOffice).
5. 2008 , December: I leave for a college excursion to Infosys , Chandigarh. The high altitudes and the winter sent a chill through my spine. Took many photos. Cell phone camera imaging becomes a new hobby for me.
One day , my friends decide to take a detour from the rest of the camp and we get stuck in the middle with 3 friends (girls) down out of 7 at -3 deg. C. My friendís oh so novel , slick , easy to use and innovative iPhone is stuck. Help is waiting down the hill with my N95 8GB.
6. 2009 , October: With Nokia refusing to go beyond 5MP , my only (then new Symbian touch) choice is the Sony-Ericsson Satio (Idou). Regretfully , a device only to flaunt in front of friends - woeful battery , poor music and camera.
7. 2009 , December: While leaving from a small-ish party from my friends , I meet with an accident that changes my life: a skull fracture that leaves me unconscious & 3.4 litres of my O negative blood on the road. But Satio not only rescues me with the call log of my friends who reach out to my mom and brother , it also endures a big scratch on its back. After a struggle worth 21 days , Iím discharged home back on the night of Christmas but Iíve been diagnosed with retro-grade amnesia.
8. 2010 , January: I move onto N97 mini which has much better S60 software with kinetic scroll , great battery life and a good 8GB memory + microSD card. Like my world , I am torn between a theoretically more powerful Satio vs a better overall packaged N97 Mini. I find myself thrown into a pit of depression , never to enjoy music or clicking pics like I did for 2.5 years.
9. 2011 , August: I choose an Xperia Arc as my gateway to Android , selling off the Satio & the N97 mini. Good camera but uhh music. About 9 months later , I find myself back amidst the mountains of Manali in June 2012 when the Arc gets stolen on the 25th , a day after my birthday.
10. 2012 , July: I find myself drawn to the Nokia 808. Superb camera specs , Symbian Belle FP1 (much refined & improved) , but my past haunts me. Will it be a Satio too ?? Turns out not. A month later , I also find a pleasant surprise with the free 1 year unlimited Nokia Music subscription. I plug in my headphones only to find that the reason I stood separated with Music for so many years was that there was no one who played it like Nokia did. Amazing volume , crystal clear Dolby sound. I donít want to leave you , Symbian. Belle FP2 mayíve been trash but it extended my music contract to November 2013. A bit hurt , but still happy nonetheless.
And now the brickbats
1. The reason for Symbian's death is its simple 'inability to scale'. In an age of at least quad core smartphones , Symbian's 808 still did its best on a single 1.3GHz Broadcom chip.
Now this is an example of a great piece of engineering but how do you explain this to a layman who only knows numbers - be it CPU GHz , no. of cores and megapixels. Plus with very poor app support , you won't buy this phone just for the camera , will you ??
2. Nokia's own fall was a result of some very bad decisions:
a) 128MB only RAM for first gen Symbian-touch phones - This one was indeed a miscalculation seeing their keypad phones did very well with exactly this much.
b) flagships with 5MP only camera for 2-3 years -
N95 , N95 8GB (2007) and N96 (2008) , N97 (2009) - all flagships had 5MP only. OK , with the 808 we do admit that megapixels are not everything. Nokia was right that 5 MP was enough for photo sharing but it wasn't a number you could show off.
c) letting MS take things over - Seriously , this company had almost been pushed into a grave back in 2009 when Android wasn't even born AND the only opponent to Apple's iPhone - an alien device that came over from another 'Galaxy' to spoil things - was Symbian , but it came back in 2011 with some obviously very sly moves. Nokia did nothing in these two years (2008 and 2009) to innovate their touch platform or promote its "apps" (which by my observations are nothing but mostly simplified entry points to a website).
Anyway lets welcome the future where weíll be surrounded by website links in the name of apps and smartphones with 16 cores but a teeny bit of storage memory. Congratulations , weíve all been fooled.
Now Iíve moved on to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 , but my heart still belongs to Nokia. A word / plea of advice to MS: return Nokia to its people. Thatís where it has always belonged. While I understand that right now youíve taken it over in a bid to survive but trust me , demolishing this brand wonít get you anywhere. Leave the brand name and the hardware to Nokia and you do the software. Nokia has been a symbol of reliability , robustness and innovation that you have never been - be it your slow IE or the BSOD and crash happy Windows OS. May good luck follow you wherever you go , Nokia employees. Glory to the Finns.
i wish i would have kept one of their s60, it will be a good remembrance
my first symbian phone have been the nokia 5700 xpressmusic , brought it just at the time it was released to the market , a year later the phones prize dropped and the support was dropped , then i moved to a nokia 5800 xpressmusic because i thought of hanging around symbian and nokia for more . again a year went on and there were only some minor firmware updates were released for it . nokia didnt do enough to develop and upgrade the symbian os which is very sad . later on apple and google took the market like a storm . meego gave nokia fans hope but it went on the same path as symbian . i never moved to a nokia again :(
thanks nokia for the symbian apps. im a fan of symbian apps. i still looking forward for the lumias.. hopes for the best apps sooner for the lumias for the windows 7,7.8,8. again goodluck and thanks again. god bless.
i still use nokia 5800 xpress music.. for sound quality and quality.. although its a secondary phone beside my android.. bt i was always a fan of Symbian and meego... nokia shouldn't had abandoned Meego
thanks nokia ( symbian Meego . I appriciate all things you've done .. FAREWELL
farewell symbian. Let us give them a good farewell. Let us remember where all phone started. Let us remember the days using these phones. we started here and the time goes by all things are coming to their end. In the future all Smartphones is coming to end soon and a new generation of phone will come. Nokia will last forever . FAREWELL .. I will keep my n90 and n73. Thanks
[deleted post]oh man. ....you nearly make me cry... :'(
I absolutely agree with you.
I still have my Nokia N8 and is still cool...but my favorite phone ever is and is gonna be Nokia N9 with Meego ...
I had my Lumia 800, it was same design as N9 but noooo ....I didn't like windows at all and I sold it ... :@
can you imagine a Lumia 1020 or 1520 with Meego ...that would make me crazy:D
That was about time. Sadly symbian handsets are just obsolete, even when the 808 was launched, it was very far behind the competition in the cpu, memory and resolution specs. It has all the options and the best camera around (still today), but the market was going in another direction.
I have a 808, and a n8. We recently bought a brand new 820 and it is really, really better in everything but the camera. Also I've tested recently a 520, and the price-value ratio is just amazing. And, in the android arena, well there's plenty to select around.
I would like to buy the next iteration of the pureview King camera after the 1020. The 1020 is amazing but falls behind the competition in the specs other than the camera.
So, it's really time to move on for those us who haven't yet.