Symbian is not going anywhere. With active user base of more than 100million(as per Jan 2013) any OS is far from Dead. And more and more apps are hitting Nokia Store now. Go check yourself. On Internet people have started loudly telling Nokia that how much they love Symbian. Even I called up Nokia just to tell them this and they acknowledged that "we are getting some feedback regarding this from our esteemed customers now"
May be all Symbian fans (others may look from fence) should tell Nokia that they still love Symbian. For it is still more efficient and well-designed OS than Android and iOS.
-(Proud owner of 808 & N8)
One of the app that is very badly needed in Symbian touch phones is an all in one player like "Coreplayer" in non touch ones. Also there should be an official option to turn off/on the platform security.
Really hope tat symbian ay alive some how...hope someone else can buy symbian from nokia and keep it alive for ppl like us who love symbian...really wished i had enough money to buy symbian and develop it more and make amazing fones with it...loving my 808 soo much
good afternoon carol. just wanted to thank you for your reply regarding the country of manufacture of pure view, thanks a lot:) and take care.
AnonD-12116, 26 Jan 2013ya mate.....we'll see...what will happen? Do u have this cute toy ?unfortunately not.....not yet:) however 808 its on high priority:) almost two years now i have an N8. Honestly i haven't seen any other device so particular like pure view. Even if Nokia release in the future a lumia pure view with 41 mp or even more it won't be the same! 808 has received excellent comments not here at gsm arena but also in my country, Greece (also the same when n8 was released). 808 is already a collectors item! Be proud to have it and enjoy it! Greetings from Athens to you and to all friends here. Take care.
Mithun Roy Chowdhury, 26 Jan 2013How Much This Product (Lumia808)Of Bangladesh Retail Price?This is not Lumia (Lumia's are with windows phone). This is Nokia 808 PureView running on Symbian Belle (Nokia Belle fp1/fp2 is the new name of the OS now) and in Germany costs around 500 euros.
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2013nokias shouldn't have killed symbian instead all feature phones henceforth should have come wi... morePeople, you must understand that Symbian is not cheap. So Nokia cannot replace future phones with Symbian. Cause their won't be any cheap phone anymore, isn't it? Even the cheapest Symbian device is more then 100 euros. and doesn't have all the things a future phone has. 1ghz cpu, gorilla glass. Take c5-oo for example. It has almost nothing that a future phone has. but is still at higher price... at least was:). To sell cheap devices they need to make the cheap. So Asha are well done for the price and Symbian cannot replace that. Asha, also andoid will never replace Symbian, of course. So they bet on WP:)
How Much This Product (Lumia808)Of Bangladesh Retail Price?
nokias shouldn't have killed symbian instead all feature phones henceforth should have come with symbian os ,and s40 should murdered.consider all basic phone coming with symbian s60 os how good.....
AnonD-105091, 25 Jan 2013Symbian is officially dead, 808 PureView is the last of its kindsymbian is dead but that doesn't mean symbian phones esp 808 will stop working!! Nokia 808 maybe the last symbian phone but it can give a good fight to the current smartphones!! This phone is amazing and i don't have any problems so far thank God cause i so much love this phone.. I believe we will still get support until 2016.. At the present this phone is cool enough.. I'm planning to get lumia 920 though and i'm gonna keep them both.. :))
Anonymous, 23 Jan 2013nokia 808 has poor dynamic range very poor phonePoor Dynamic range? Where? The best camera phone outhere... best imaging inovation: http://www.tipa.com/english/award-details.php?iId=3167&sAward=Best%20Imaging+Innovation
and European Mobile Photo Achievement 2012-2013: http://www.eisa.eu/awards/5/mobile-devices.html
Iphone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3: this mobiles near close to Nokia 808 photographic capabilities.
Owner of a Nokia N82 and Nokia 808 Pureview! I know what i say...
AnonD-12116, 25 Jan 2013I don't know I'm lucky or not to have world last Symbian device ....but any how I'll continue ... moreHi my friend of course you are lucky:) i hope and wish the same for all of us:)
lets see now with all these lumias around what will happen. We must not take for granted that lumias and wph will rule. Things can change from one moment to another, we have seen that a lot of times. Its their turn now to make their move. Until 2015 we have plenty of time. For 3-4 years we'll see a tons of lumias and/or other brand/boring devices.....but so boring.....
Two years later, the burning platform is officially no more. As part of its Q4 financial results, the Finnish smartphone manufacturer announced that the Nokia 808 PureView is the last Symbian phone. Nokia managed to sell close to 2.2 million Symbian phones presumably spurred by demand for the camera powerhouse that is the 808.
“The Nokia 808 PureView, a device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid-2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia.”
Stated in the financial report, Nokia makes it clear that the company will no longer be developing any phones based on the archaic operating system. Sales have been dropping steadily for Nokia’s S60 based phones making the company go through a tough transitioning period to the equally unstable Windows Phone platform. While the company has managed to sell 4.4 million Lumia smartphones in Q4 2012, Windows Phone market share remains alarmingly low. It is a bit sad to witness the demise of what was one of the first smartphone operating systems but seeing that it just couldn’t compete with modern day competitors, the 808 seems like a fitting end. So long Symbian !
kwisatz, 25 Jan 2013Symbian is (officially) dead. Fine. But why all the biggest names in mobile phones market deci... moreNokia should come with android if he want to become no. 1 again.Because I don't think that windows defeat android.
So, nokia should keep both OS.
I don't know I'm lucky or not to have world last Symbian device ....but any how I'll continue my Mobile photography with this sweet device....:):):) until Nokia out something new camera flagship without Win8..........(oops):) but if it is ground braking tech for imaging I'll consider :)
AnonD-1097, 25 Jan 2013Hey if u want I can send it to u frm bombay...its in stock here in few places...it fr 25k here... moreGrattitude friend. but i already ordered it through flipkart. I think this will be one of my best choices. I started using nokia phones in 2004 with 1100, 3220,5700, 5800 n86 etc. In case of sound clarity i love my 5700 which iam using for the last 5 years without any compliant. Iam expecting same sound clarity from 808 also.