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Delight 1.7 breathes new life into Symbian phones

Almost a decade ago, things were looking good for Symbian OS. There was talk that we might see Symbian-powered netbooks and tablets go on sale. Then, just a few short years later, things took a dramatic turn. Nokia pulled the plug on Symbian development in 2013 and application developers gradually started abandoning the platform. Not […]

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WhatsApp pulls the plug on BlackBerry, Symbian, Android 2.2 apps

Facebook-owned chat app WhatsApp is used by as many as a billion people. But a small number of those people might have to look for other solutions later this year, because WhatsApp has announced it’s ending support for a few platforms. The news probably says more about the tiny amount of market share held by those […]

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Nokia finally pulls the plug on Symbian, goes all-in with Windows Phone

More than two years after Finnish phone maker Nokia made the move from Symbian OS to Windows Phone, the company is getting ready to pull completely out of the Symbian business. Nokia hasn’t released a new Symbian phone since 2012, and now the Financial Times reports that the company plans to stop shipping Symbian devices […]

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Nokia may be working on dual screen 3D phone, Windows 8 tablet

A few leaks and rumors about Nokia’s future plans are making the rounds this morning. First up is a Nokia Communicator device that looks a bit like a Nintendo 3DS thanks to its two screens and 3D display technology. This device looks like something Nokia is actually considering, having shown up in a patent application […]

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Averatec building a netbook with “surprise OS” (Google Android)

The folks at Averatec are working on a new netbook that could be out in August or September. CNet interviewed the company’s CEO and discovered that the mini-laptop will sport a “surprise” operating system that will combine “cell phone and PC technology.” Right now, the most likely candidate is Google Android, an operating system that […]

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Symbian OS ported to run on Intel Atom processors

Google Android isn’t the only mobile phone operating system capable of running on netbooks anymore. The folks behind the Symbian operating system (which incidentally, started out as the EPOC operating system that powered early Psion handheld computers a decade ago), recently ported Symbian to work with the Intel Atom processor. The port is pretty rough […]