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Nokia sets up a countdown timer to usher us in the Symbian Belle era on Wednesday

0. phoneArena posted on 22 Aug 2011, 14:16

On its Facebook page, the world's largest cell phone maker has an enigmatic counter set up, which indicates that "something new on Symbian" is due to arrive on Wednesday, most likely Symbian Belle-related...

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posted on 22 Aug 2011, 14:38

1. tkadrum (unregistered)

A Sea Change for Phone 7 Adoption
But two interesting things happened to me :

1. I sat in a meeting last week with all "business people." No one in the room was technical… at all. These people are financial types—not my types. So, during the meeting when it got a bit boring and over my head, I discreetly took numerous peeks at email on my Windows Phone 7. When the meeting adjourned, one of the guys said in front of the entire group, "How do you like your Windows Phone 7?" Shocked, I retorted, "I'm surprised you actually know what a Windows Phone 7 is, let alone recognize it." And I gave my usual answer (mentioned previously). Interestingly, every one of them agreed. And here is the shocking part. They all showed me that they each carry two phones: an iPhone and "one to talk on," which is a simple Verizon phone with no Internet access. At that point I said, "Well, when this one is available on Verizon, you'll be able to carry one device."

2. Both my teenagers expressed a desire to get a Windows Phone 7. These are pretty well-rounded kids who have carried Androids and iPhones forever and who would rather die than have anything consumer-related from Microsoft. Surprised, I asked them both why and got basically the same answer: "I have a friend who has one, and it's awesome." I thought to myself: "A grassroots Windows Phone 7 swell within the elite teenager community? No way!"

Is this Windows Phone 7 adoption going faster than I thought? Significantly faster than I ever predicted? Faster than Silverlight? Well, after doing some research, I've found that the answers are "yes" and "yes" and "maybe," which shocks me. Here are the relevant stats:

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 17:12

2. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

nothing compared to iOS and Android

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 01:48

4. george_g (unregistered)

Helooo,nobody noticed that this is an android clone 100 procent?Look at that bar upside and pinch to zoom,omg!!!What inovation is symbian right now?Or anybody wants to copy android succes and not recognize it at all?Symbian Belle?No,No this is Eclair more likely!Shame Nokia!

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 15:25

6. marc (unregistered)

for effin shakes all of you who say symbian belle is a copy of android is just plain stupid. this was taken from nokias maemo platform which had these features way before android

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 15:31

7. dave (unregistered)

i agree with u if people say this is a copy of android then you can say android is a copy of maemo/meego

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