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Nokia’s Symbian ^3 smartphone OS is not all that

Symbian ^3 OS for smartphones is lacking in many departments

You have a lot of smartphone choices these days, whether it be an iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, even a MeeGo. While I have been a fan of Nokia hardware for some time, the Symbian software hasn’t exactly been stellar. Symbian^3 was supposed to change that, well, Mobile-Review has been kind enough to offer an extensive review of the newer operating system platform. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the don’t sound all too happy about the new OS.

Symbian^3 is a step in the right direction, compared to the S40 and S60 variants, but it still trails well behind competing platforms. In fact, they say that Symbian ^3 is still “several generations” behind the current competition, meaning it’s already handicapped before it leaves the gate.  Sure, it’s more aesthetically pleasing, and yes, the menus look easier to understand than Symbian builds of old. However, this new “flagship” smartphone platform is “inferior to the already existing solutions” and it can only make these other offerings look great by comparison.

At some point, I think Nokia just needs to cut its losses and jump on the Android bandwagon. This whole Symbian thing isn’t working out, at least in the North American market.  If you were considering an S3 phone over another, perhaps take a look at the extensive review first.



About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

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  1. Hmm… Not a single reason given for your choice, so, apart from expressing your feelings, quite an empty article.

  2. a fantastic post Michael.thanks for sharing it keep good working

  3. Who are you and from under which rock have you crawled out? The image you show is not of Symbian^3 and you clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Symbian^3 has a competitive UI, although not a newly created one. Wait until you see it, or, better yet, wait until you know what you’re talking about.

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