Right from the first day when I started TheSymbianBlog, our tagline has been ‘All things Symbian and then some more!’ and today more than ever it is seems most appropriate. Back when I started this blog, Symbian was the only mobile OS that I was truly interested in, however things are changing and I find myself attracted to the likes of Android and virtually smitten by what little I have seen of Maemo 5.
It is in this light that I find myself wondering whether or not taking about things such as the Booklet 3G, the N900 or other ancillary topics would be appropriate on TheSymbianBlog. Therefore, I need your feedback.
Should I continue to cover all these things that are of obvious interest to both you and me or launch another website which is a little more generic? We have in the past covered devices such as the N800, N810, talked about Andriod as well but those topics have never been the center of focus. That might change depending on how the N900 shapes up.
So please tell me, what would you like to see? A new website or this website turning into a one stop shop for ‘All things Symbian and then some more!‘?
PS: I still continue to love Symbian and anxiously wait for what the later releases of Symbian have in store for us, I also believe that it is *still* the best OS for non touch devices.
Since S60/Symbian bashing has become the new thing lately, a lot of rumours proclaiming that Nokia will ditch Symbian were expected. However, one piece of ‘news’ that has really sent the rumour mills into a tizzy is this piece published in UK’s Guardian newspaper, ‘quoting industry insiders’, claiming that Nokia will embrace Android to keep afloat in the smartphone wars and that the announcement of a Android running Nokia smartphone was expected this Nokia World, September 2-3.
What is my reaction? Hype and very/no little substance. If you think about it camly, I’m sure you will see through it as well. Nokia is the world’s biggest handset manufacturer, it already runs Symbian on its smartphones and Maemo, its homegrown flavour of Linux, on its Internet Tablets and if it were to make an Android device now, it would be equivalent of saying ‘we couldn’t make a decent OS on our own and now we will compete with other manufacturers on the strength on our hardware alone’. Like I said, virtually impossible.
That being said, will there be a new Linux running device announced at Nokia World? Quite possibly. It will be the long rumoured successor to the N810 that runs Maemo and has the capability of making calls. The N900 perhaps.
5 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera with dual-LED flash, autofocus, and sliding cover
Though the renders we’ve seen show two lens-like circles near the screen, we’ve got no word on what’s behind them. However, we feel safe in assuming that its a proximity sensor and a front-facing camera.