Nokia aquires Symbain and to open source the OS.

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    Nokia aquires Symbian and to open sources the OS.

    This is good news and a major kick in the teeth to apple

    Apple's hype of 3rd party apps is not that relevant when the competition is given the source code away. Never mind the massive supply of software for Nokia's today.

    It will be great if we can re-code and customers even older phones.

    Last edited by hk.com; 25-06-2008 at 05:42 AM.

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    oh i thought initially Symbian was developed by Nokia themselves.

    well if it will be open source that would be good news for Homebrewers


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    Symbian makes software for a bunch of companies. Nokia use to pay US$5 per copy of the operating system per phone.

    They also bought a Linux based phone software company. I guess Symbian had to sell out or risk Nokia switching everything to Linux. Also Nokia needs the OS to be open source to crush the competition.


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    hmmmmm this would be very exciting, i guess those Phone companies are now cramming for New stuff after SJ announced a $199 3GiPhone


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    I used to work for Symbian in London (4 years), then i worked for Nokia in Japan (5 years). Now I just quit and I'm moving to Hong Kong


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoista
    I used to work for Symbian in London (4 years), then i worked for Nokia in Japan (5 years). Now I just quit and I'm moving to Hong Kong
    wow what is it this time.....Apple lol
    i bet Japan would be a better place than HK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoista
    I used to work for Symbian in London (4 years), then i worked for Nokia in Japan (5 years). Now I just quit and I'm moving to Hong Kong
    I was offered a job by Symbian in London in 2000 - I turned them down and went to work for Sun instead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoista
    I used to work for Symbian in London (4 years), then i worked for Nokia in Japan (5 years). Now I just quit and I'm moving to Hong Kong
    let us know when you arrive, we will get you into one of the geek piss ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hk.com
    This is good news and a major kick in the teeth to apple
    It might be good news for those with old Symbian smart phones, etc, but no one else cares. It's an old hat operating system for shitty hardware that is rapidly being replaced by generations of new hardware that can run full desktop applications. Why run a minority unsupported non-standard mini-browser when you can run Safari?

    This is more about cleaning up any useful patents lingering about.

    It's all about Windows Mobile vs. Linux with Google Android vs. Apple iPhone.
    Last edited by MrMoo; 29-06-2008 at 08:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hk.com
    let us know when you arrive, we will get you into one of the geek piss ups.
    in 2 days time, but will be apartment hunting for the first few week. Back to being a student after all these years, looking for a place in TKO.

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