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Satirical "Burning Platform" theme for Nokia Symbian gets a million downloads

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The “Burning Platform” memo doomed Symbian to a quick rather than a slow decay and painted the Windows future of Nokia. It all happened so suddenly it left the industry and users in shock, and not surprisingly Symbian sales fell sharply soon after. However Windows Phone wasn’t the savior some imagined it would be and it’s still selling lower or around the level of Symbian, even a year and a half after Nokia announced it is leaving it.

Nokia loyals however were not happy with the development and kept cheering for home-grown MeeGo, which was also canned. And now, in an attempt to show it’s not all lost for Nokia, developer Michele Cerreta a.k.a. PiZero said the satirical “Burning Platform” theme was downloaded an impressive 1 million times in just 100 days.

“Symbian doesn’t seem dead,” the developer concludes. It’s not, of course, but it’s definitely headed that way like it or not. But you have to admit, Symbian has had a lot of loyal followers, and the platform definitely deserves respect for what it’s done.

source: @PiZero via AllAboutSymbian

Satirical "Burning Platform" theme for Nokia Symbian gets a million downloads
Satirical "Burning Platform" theme for Nokia Symbian gets a million downloads

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posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:45 17

1. iamfury (Posts: 59; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


I really loved Symbian the first time i held it in my hand. used it for more than 2 years. but you gotta evolve to attract the masses or you'll be history, in this case the "Burning Platform".

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:48 17

2. McLaren (unregistered)


Thanks for supporting Symbian PIZERO.
Your themes as always are top-notch.
iOS Style also is super cool on my 701.
I hope other developers hear you and bring some cool new HD games for us.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:53 1

3. Ray.S (Posts: 263; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Hey check out this article (best prices iPhone 5 Samsung Galaxy), be cool, support young writers (not a spam)!
http://www.phonearena.com/news/The-Burning-Platform_id34742

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:57 11

4. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


You aren't PA's Ray S just a dummy account with the same name and avatar.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:09 8

5. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Fake..

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 10:18 7

9. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Maybe he was posting it on other sites to get more clicks/views but accidentally posted one here.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 13:45 3

11. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


And see...got red blood!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:12 1

6. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


What a joke, Lmao. Duplicate or Ray.S.....

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 10:07 4

7. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


I will always respect Nokia and Symbian.!! I hope nokia join with android,.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 10:08 1

8. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


I will always respect Nokia and Symbian.!! I hope nokia join with android,.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 11:04 2

10. kunal2609 (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


its gud to see some1 actually supporting nokia's os even when they rnt..
heard they r killing city lens for symbian n meego...

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 14:44 2

13. kunal2609 (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


y the dislike??
i am using n8 btw...

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 13:54 2

12. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


I still use my c7 and downloaded theme too. it didnt get update to fp1 or 2 but belle is still great. i just love the fm transmitter feature, use it everytime im in the car.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 15:35 3

14. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)


i still love symbian..wish they could just magically do a huge change that will bring the love people had for it back..

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:00 4

15. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i love symbian forever and ever!!! nokia shouldnt abandon it!!! symbian is still the best platform to date! only problem is nokia wants to kill it!

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:57

16. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I have Nokia 808 with newly released Belle FP2 and it's awesome. I wouldn't change it for any smartphone currently on the market.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:18

17. kunal2609 (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


i guess,they could have just bumped up the specs and got some gud developers for it...
take the new asha touch phones,elop n all could get EA to develop games for those,but not symbian??would have saved alot of money...
symbian wasnt as dead as elop told us it was...
my opinion..

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