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The sudden obsolescence of S60


Aug 19, 2009, 1:04 PM
Really, not much need be said beyond S60 went from being a solid smartphone OS competitor in 2007 to almost paleolithic by comparison to the UIs that are popping up on most phones.

The smartphone category has really expanded beyond the handful of PDAs with built in phone there seemed to be when S60 was king. The range of touchscreen UIs (standalone proprietary to OS overlays like Sense on top of Android or the various UIs to make Windows Mobile functional) have really come a long way from gimmicky iPhone imitators to serious communication tools.

Bottom line: I can't see myself buying another Nokia/S60 phone unless they get with the times. And I feel kinda petty & impatient for thinking that way, but technology has moved along prett...

Aug 25, 2009, 7:35 AM
I agree, in the 2yrs since the Ipone launched UI's have come a very, very long way. In perticular thought I really like the overlay Asus came up with for they're new line of smartphones, a UI of an actual office, rolodex for contacts, calender, even a picture on the wall for the photo gallery.
And don't forget about Moto's Blur UI over Android that will be on the upcoming Sholes for Verizon. We're yet to see what that's all about though.

But with reguards to not getting any new S60 phones from Nokia. I'm a long time owner of the N95, and recently I have been really wanting a handset with a slideout keyboard, so I've been eyeing the E75, it has feature pack 2, not too sure as to what all the differences are though with FP2 and what's runn...

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