AnonD-32581, 25 Apr 2012I read this really interesting, that nokia are doing quite well....
and the symbian os is not... more+ The supported languages [with dialects] (and scripts) in Symbian Belle are:
Chinese [PRC] (Simplified Chinese),
Chinese [Hong Kong] (Traditional Chinese),
Chinese [Taiwan] (Traditional Chinese),
English [UK] (Latin),
English [US] (Latin),
French [Canadian] (Latin),
Indonesian [Bahasa Indonesia] (Latin),
Malay [Bahasa Malaysia] (Latin),
Persian [Farsi] (Arabic),
Portuguese [Brazilian] (Latin),
Romanian [Romania] (Latin),
Spanish [Latin America] (Latin),
Tagalog [Filipino] (Latin),
+ Symbian OS was created with three systems design principles in mind:
1. the integrity and security of user data is paramount
2. user time must not be wasted
3. all resources are scarce
+ SYMBIAN Market share and competition
In the number of "smart mobile device" sales, Symbian devices were the market leaders for 2010. Statistics showed that Symbian devices formed a 37.6% share of smart mobile devices sold, with Android having 22.7%, RIM having 16%, and Apple having 15.7% (via iOS).
Prior reports on device shipments as published in February 2010 showed that the Symbian devices formed a 47.2% share of the smart mobile devices shipped in 2009, with RIM having 20.8%, Apple having 15.1% (via iOS), Microsoft having 8.8% (via Windows CE and Windows Mobile) and Android having 4.7%. Other competitors include webOS, Qualcomm's BREW, SavaJe, Linux and MontaVista Software.
Symbian has lost market share over the years as the market has dramatically grown, with new competing platforms entering the market, though it's sales have increased during the same timeframe. E.g., although Symbian's share of the global smartphone market dropped from 52.4% in 2008 to 47.2% in 2009, shipments of Symbian devices grew 4.8%, from 74.9 million units to 78.5 million units. From Q2 2009 to Q2 2010, shipments of Symbian devices grew 41.5%, by 8.0 million units, from 19,178,910 units to 27,129,340; compared to an increase of 9.6 million units for Android, 3.3 million units for RIM, and 3.2 million units for Apple. In 2006, Symbian had 73% of the smartphone market, compared with 22.1% of the market in the second quarter of 2011. Over the course of 2009–2011, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, LG, and Sony Ericsson announced their withdrawal from Symbian in favour of alternative platforms including Google's Android, Microsoft's Windows Phone, and Samsung's bada.
Q2 2009 to Q2 2010, shipments of Symbian devices grew 41.5%, by 8.0 million units, from 19,178,910 units to 27,129,340.
+ Let's just make conservative estimates that even if half of these devices never sold, then that is still 20% of the market share, or roughly 13,000,000 units (13 Million units).
+ Now compare:
+ Windows Phone
+ Windows Phone Market share
According to Gartner, 1.7 million smartphones using a Microsoft mobile OS were sold world wide in the second quarter of 2011, for a 1.6% market share. In the third quarter of 2011, Microsoft's world wide market share dropped slightly to 1.5%. In the fourth quarter however market share increased to 1.9%. However it should be noted that such reports include both Windows Phone and Windows Mobile marketshare under the same "Microsoft mobile OS" banner, and do not make the distinction of separating the marketshare values of the two.
Studies carried out by Nielsen Company indicated that in the US, WP7 had a smart phone market share of 1% each in the periods March to May, and May to July 2011. For Q3 2011, Nielsen reported a US market share of 1.2% for WP7, which rose to 1.4% in Q4 2011.
+ So essentially Nokia threw out their SYMBIAN 41.5% (about 27 Million) market share or conservative 20% market share (about 13 Million) in favor of WINDOWS PHONE 1.9% market share (about 2 Million).
+ So... which is the REAL BURNING PLATFORM? Which operating system is REALLY the DEAD operating system? Who rescued who? Did Microsoft Windows Phone platform rescue Nokia or was it the other way around, Nokia rescued Microsoft Windows Phone platform?
+ After the burning platform memo, killing off SYMBIAN, now what do you think the remaining SYMBIAN 20% market share (about 13 Million) will do? Suddenly embrace WINDOWS PHONE? Even WINDOWS PHONE 8? Or will they eventually migrate to iOS, BB10 or Android?
(All data taken from Wikipedia)
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2012Never understand why they insist on keeping this 640x360 resolution for their smartphone's dis... morethat's why nokia still No.1...because noone buying their phones:))...and the screen resolution is not a problem...at this dimension it is not noticeble...if the color is strong...:)
have a cheating nokia by symbian belle ? my N8 is update,then very slowly working !
Nokia 808 Pureview the winner of 2012 TIPA Awards,best imaging innovation
Display Screen Nokia 808 pureview same as Nokia E7. I use E7 about 6 month.Screen display awesome.....waiting for Nokia 808 pureview....
Any idea on call records? I want one but I don't want to be disappointed again after my N8 that couldn't keep call records longer than 30 days...
AnonD-5041, 24 Apr 2012Paging Truth Police: One Last Time - the Reality of Nokia when CEO Elop Took Charge as CEO, an... moreI read this really interesting, that nokia are doing quite well....
and the symbian os is not dead at all....
nokia were not doing well in the us....
long before apple came on the scene....
[deleted post]My personal feeling for that company,maybe moore talk about this excellent phone.
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2012Samsung is trying to build a android-based camera http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/14/samsung-... moreAnd why the hell would this news be interesting to anyone here??? And btw Samsung produces crappy digital cameras (Not a Samsung hater, I think they have some very good phones, but bad cameras).
Paging Truth Police: One Last Time - the Reality of Nokia when CEO Elop Took Charge as CEO, and What Was Not Broken
These Steps or Nokia is No More - the way back to profits and growth (updated)
haha, 23 Apr 201241 megs is over kill! you don't need huge megapixel unless you are on a printing business or p... moreMr. Haha!!! I don't want to put my DLSR on my pocket!!! CommonSense ;p
Its a semi-type DLSR...GOT IT!!! Lol
I think dis great device will become very popular in professional users like,private investicators,Editors,Police,Photographers..etc.Great job Nokia
after going through all comments one thought is common - Nokia should have hired some other designers preferably that of Nokia N8's and also should have implemented better screen DPI... hope Nokia is reading... and GSMArena does not delete it :(
gonnalion, 24 Apr 2012the year 2011 is a dual core stage,and year 2012 is the quad core CPU smartphone era. ... moreSorry but you're talking nonsense Android phones only need Quad cores because of the sluggishness of the code Symbian can run perfectly on one core because it is efficient, iOS is efficient also Android isn't.