Samsung Says Symbian Support Still In the Plan
Samsung has refuted a DigiTimes article stating that the company planned to stop developing Symbian phones. Samsung says that it will continue to support the Symbian platform moving forward.
Samsung to Reward Samsung Pay Users
Samsung today announced the pending launch of Samsung Rewards, a loyalty program for its Samsung Pay mobile payment service. Moving forward, people who sign up for Samsung Rewards will be able to earn points with Samsung when they use Samsung Pay to pay for goods and services.
Skype to End Support for Windows Phone 7 and Symbian
Microsoft recently indicated it will cease to support Skype on devices running Windows Phone 7 and Symbian. The company said it will retire the official Skype app for WP7, as well as any ancillary apps that support it over the next few weeks.
WhatsApp Ending Support for Blackberry and Symbian OSes
WhatsApp plans to cease supporting a handful of older mobile operating systems by the end of the year. WhatsApp will stop working on devices running Android 2.1 and 2.2; all BlackBerry OSes, including BlackBerry 10; Nokia's S40 and Symbian S60 platforms; and Windows Phone 7.1.
Samsung Pay Rings Up Support from Wells Fargo
Samsung today said Wells Fargo cardholders can now add their account to Samsung Pay and make mobile payments at participating retailers around the U.S. The company claims it has more than 5 million registered users for Samsung Pay in the U.S.
Samsung Combines Some U.S. Operations
Samsung took several steps today to further streamline operations across its various businesses. In the U.S., Samsung has consolidated the sales organizations of Samsung Electronics America and Samsung Telecommunications America, which oversee distribution of the company's consumer electronics and mobile devices, respectively.
Fix it or get out of the game!
But it should honestly be fixed or gotten rid of. Maybe the whole S90 thing will do better than S60, but who knows. The operating system doesn't have what it takes (and neither does blackberry for that matter) to compete in the real world.