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News Nokia previews future Symbian UI

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Jan 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    It still seems pretty ugly imho. Wonder if it's of any use?
     
  3. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    cant see any chance of this being a success if i where nokia i would approach Google to buy us out
     
  4. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    errr...is a widgetised dashboard really that great?
    Widgets were the most annoying thin for me on the PC...havent tested a phone with them though...
     
  5. DriftCarl

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    unfortunatly I feel symbians time us soon up. Apples iPhone OS and andoid are going to dominate the market, and apps will be the main selling point soon enough. Symbian just doesnt have the same "app" feel as the others. I saw nokias new linux based OS for the N900 and it didnt look too bad. But really if that OS is only going to be on a few phones, no developer is going to waste time making apps for it when there is apple and andoid serving millions of phones to make apps for.
    My next phone is probably going to be android based(apple bores me) and the new motorola shadow looks quite interesting
     
  6. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    This is due in 2011 isn't it? I think it will be a little outdated then.
     
  7. Unknownsock

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    Regret buying a N97 rather than a HTC...
     
  8. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    I find (with my Android phone) that widgets are quite useful, weather, calendar, WiFi on/off switch etc., however I wouldn't use them on a PC. I think they're much more useful on the go with a phone, than sat down at a PC.
     
  9. sandys

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    A widgetized/shortcuts home screen is pretty handy, the iPhone owning IT boys at work are definitely envious of the fact that I can disable Wifi/BT etc with one click on my home screen versus the menu system they have to face on the 3GS, bit of an annoyance for them when they have to do all they can to save battery life on the device.

    Think of it like a quick launch bar in windows or your favourites in Ubuntu, no trawling looking for the stuff you need, its just right there when you switch the phone on, they are not just the crappy things you get in the Vista sidebar.
     
  10. TWeaK

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    +1 I know your pain :(
     
  11. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    It'd have to be IMMENSELY improved over current versions to be an even remotely serious contender to Android and Apple. The N95 was without doubt THE worst phone i've ever owned, where as my G1 is easily the best. Android is instantly usable, hugely customizable, updated constantly and gaining support at a great rate.... Once a few more phone manufactures jump on board (which they will) it'll be unstoppable.
     
  12. Phil Rhodes

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    Tell me you didn't copypasta that phrase directly from the press release.

    Or, even less attractively, tell me you made it up yourself!
     
  13. simosaurus

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    they need to change that repulsive font
     
  14. metarinka

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    I hope your kidding?
    Nokia is the worlds largest phone producer. Although I think symbian will become the linux of phone OS'. Nokia has enough clout to float whatever crap they want on the short term. In fact Nokia is one of the largest companies in the world (85th) Google doesn't even make top 100.
     
  15. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    Really? Gotta source?


    (I dont doubt you, just interested to see this list)
     
  16. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    LET IT DIE ALREADY!!
     
  17. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2009/full_list/
    Nokia is # 85
    google is # 423
     
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  18. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    Ahhh, it's done by revenue. That makes sense then... however the list goes all topsy-turvy if you go by the profit column.
     
  19. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    You can't polish crap.

    Just let it go already, concentrate in Maemo and making your actual devices worth paying for.
     
  20. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    what happened to nokia ? A few years ago I wouldn't have considered buying anything else but a Nokia and now I can't recall the last model I found interesting


    I guess they just missed the smartphone boat
     
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