The first phone, the Ericsson R380 was released using
ER5u in November 2000.
It was not an 'open' phone – software could not be installed.
The first 'open' Symbian OS phone, the Nokia 9210 Communicator, was released in June 2001.
Zzzz, 08 Feb 2009Look at the coming phones from Samsung and LG: 8 Mpix camera, Hd video recording,..etc. No sur... morewell man it's not that easy to capture market share! I know that samsung is making some really awesome technological mavels! But u see at last years saleand tell mehow many of innov8s or omnia was sold? Whereas nokia 5800 sold 1million copy in just two months though it wasn't released in most part of the world for 1.5months! Budy that's nokia! They know how to sell products! Well producing a product is one thing but marketing is a different ball game and nobody knowsit better than nokia! And you should not forget us faithful Noikians! We will not leave our "love" which has given us so many years of impeccable service, just because there is a new lady in the block! And another thing! Ur statistics are wrong! Nokia lost 11% of their market share! And that was mostly because world economy,and more competetively priced phones came out,where nokia used to be expensive! it's not only because samsung made innov8, though nokia made waymore profit than the previous year! Neways if u take my advice then just wait and watch! Nokia is coming out with blazing guns! And ya i congratulate samsung! They hav taken the revolution that nokia made to a whole new level! Wel competition makes the game more interesting! And the most profitbable from the war of cellphone companies will be us, "Consumers!"
Nokia Insider, 08 Feb 2009Nokia owns 100% of Symbian and as an owner, they have the right to ditched every competitors o... moreYou're joking right?
So will Microsoft drop HTC?
Here is a brief history of Symbian, if Nokia dropped customers as you put it, then they would be sued for breach of contract as the users of Symbian have licensed it's use.
"Ten years of innovation and milestones
Symbian celebrates its 10 year anniversary and surpasses the 200 million unit sales mark. The Symbian Foundation is announced along with Nokia's intention to acquire Symbian
Symbian announces new technologies for the future of converged device development including FreeWay, ScreenPlay and Symmetric Multi Processing (SMP)
100 million Symbian smartphones shipped
Symbian OS selected by NTT DoCoMo as software platform for 3G FOMA™ handsets
Symbian smartphones support mobile payments in Japan, first Motorola smartphone on UIQ A920, Samsung becomes a shareholder
First smartphone on UIQ, the Sony Ericsson P800. Siemens and Sony Ericsson become shareholders
First open mobile phone based on Symbian OS – Nokia 9210 Communicator. First GPRS, camera smartphone – Nokia 7650
First Symbian phone – Ericsson R380 on Symbian OS v5
Symbian and NTT DOCOMO sign R&D agreement to develop smartphones for Japan. Matsushita (Panasonic) becomes a shareholder
Symbian founded by Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia and Psion"
Carl Zeiss is a lens maker they don't make sensors.
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2009Wake up mate, you're dreaming.
Most of the things you said are already available 120fps cam... moreNokia owns 100% of Symbian and as an owner, they have the right to ditched every competitors out, as of now, they are seriously considering to drop the Symbian Foundation.
Oh, are you worried that Samsung will drop dead after Symbian :( I'm so sorry but they will.
Nokia will inked up with Carl Ziess next week for its 12MP sensor chips.
And I'm so bad because I'm sharing this to everyone, Sorry Mam Arja.
P%nm is freaking out ;) drop dead
Look at the coming phones from Samsung and LG: 8 Mpix camera, Hd video recording,..etc. No surprise Nokia market is now 40% from 60% last year, and probably 20% next year ! Used to buy only Nokia, but now only Samsung !!!
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2009The first phone, the Ericsson R380 was released using ER5u in November 2000.
It was not an... moreNote the '5'.
So Symbian started with version 6?
That's strange I always thought 5 came before 6.
It's the same OS with a name change between version 5 and 6.
both belongs to symbian OS
Ericsson R380 using ER5u
NOKIA 9210 Communicator using Symbian OS v6.0
symbian phone also can called as ER5u phone 1st time see
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2009Ericsson R380 was the first Symbian phone sold.
P800 had qwerty, touchscreen and Symbian ye... moreThe first phone, the Ericsson R380 was released using ER5u in November 2000.
It was not an 'open' phone – software could not be installed.
Ericsson R380 is ER5u
Nokia 9210 Communicator is Symbian OS v6.0
The first 'open' Symbian OS phone, the Nokia 9210 Communicator
you so cheap you know?? you keep saying Ericsson P800 is the 1st symbian phone that have been sold at you previous comment
It's wonderfull with N97, i like touchschreen, big memory, qwerty keyboard. But i'm really disappointed with camera and Its office document. Nokia MUST MAKE OFFICE DOCUMENT EDITING PHONE. I'm looking forward with 8MP camera, with optical zoom and touchschreen with office document editing...
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2009do you calculate worldwide??
i don't think 1 country symbian phone sales can beat the world... moreEricsson R380 was the first Symbian phone sold.
P800 had qwerty, touchscreen and Symbian years ago.
Get your facts right, you can check at Symbian.com, which is Symbian's website.
I just realised how big this phone will be, largely resembling a brick. Not so bad for girls who have hand bags but what will the guys do? Are mens pockets even big enough? What if it looks so big in your pocket people mistake it for your anatomy?
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2009Nokia should make another version of N97 without KeyboardYou don't have to use the keypad, just use it as a touchscreen if you don't like it
phil, 07 Feb 2009are nokia planning on bringing out a 8MP camera touch screen phone?nokia already set the standard for camera phones so i don't know plus if you want 8.1 mp camera get a DigiCam
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2009hi guys! does this phone have aol instant messenger?Just set up the IM on the N97 like all the other Nok phones that support IM
but you need the server name,address and all that garbage...i just got ebuddy
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2009640x480= VGA=DVD quality as referred to by Nokia.
There are a few HD standards.
I don't ... moreWe have HD channels here in canada man XD but i'm saying on a phone that's too early since HD just came out a few years ago and is still considered farely new DvD was out for so long so they had a chance to explore DvD quality ...but like i said HD is too new to the world and especially the mobile industry...the HD phones now are bogus
like look how long it took to make portable DvD players and then apply them to computers
so how long do you really think will take for HD to really be on a phone let alot portable ?