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Symbian website shuts down – last chance to download the source!

As announced, Nokia will take down Symbian Foundation’s website December 17th. After that lots of interesting information about Symbian and also the source code disappears form being available for everyone. As mostly Nokia is developing Symbian further, they don’t want to keep the open source project running. It has been really interesting to read Symbian […]

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Android UI becoming more like Symbian?

Some people have noticed that the latest Google Maps application on Android might be using new “Gingerbread” UI style that is coming out later this year. The post mentions “squared-off” look. The buttons also look more flat than before. Well, that’s pretty much how the new Symbian^3 UI (softkeys, menus) look like. Maybe Google is […]

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Symbian’s UI vision dies – the second time

Andrew Orlowski has written a very interesting two part history of Symbian, from the start until today. In the second part there is talk about UI. Around 2000 Symbian was an independent company, based in England. It had just announced the new OS and had many influental customers for it, such as Nokia, Motorola and […]

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Is Windows Phone 7 the only way to get a decent UI to Nokia phones?

There has been rumors out there that Nokia would have held discussions with Microsoft about using Windows Phone 7 OS in Nokia devices in the future. Given how slowly Symbian’s UI has developed (two years between 5th Edition in 2008 and Symbian^3 in 2010), I think it is fair to say, that Symbian UI may […]

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Nokia Music Unlimited / Comes With Music coming to an end

It looks like Nokia’s unlimited music download service (that was available on specific phone models) is going to be discontinued this year. It is being discontinued as we speak in Finland, where the news come from: no new Comes With Music / Music Unlimited handsets are shipped to Finland after 12/31/2010 and the 1 year […]

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Is Nokia X7 coming to AT&T? Who knows but it should be free

If Nokia X7 or any other Symbian^3 handset would come to the catalog of AT&T operator in the USA, because Symbian^3 is not as attractive as iPhone or Android that AT&T sells too, AT&T should offer Nokia’s handset for free for new customers. That’s the only way to move any of these handsets in this […]

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Rich Green: Nokia embraces change. Elop: Sacks top execs

Is Rich Green telling us the truth about what is happening inside of Nokia, when he mentions in Venture Beat’s article, that “he is very impressed with Nokia‚Äôs willingness to embrace change and turn the ship around”. Because the very next day came out story, that next Friday February 11th during Nokia’s Capital Market’s Day, […]

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As long as there is Ovi Store, Symbian is alive

As long as the owners of Nokia’s Symbian devices can go to Ovi Store and download new applications for their devices and therefore make their devices feel fresh again, Symbian can stay alive. As soon as Nokia pulls the plug off Ovi Store (shall it ever happen), Symbian is dead. After that, I’d imagine most […]

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Welcome to the New Nokia

Stephen Elop announced almost everything that I wrote in my prediction. I guess the signs were in the air so well that even an amateur blogger like myself could make a good guess. Now, are these news good for Nokia (Nokia adopting Windows Phone 7, etc.)? In my opinion it depends on one thing: you […]