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Old 03-09-2010, 04:30 PM
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If Nokia are going to sell Symbian phones and retain clear winner apps like Nokia maps only on Nokia phones, then there is no reason for other makers to attempt to build phones to compete.
Bingo!

Why would any manufacturer in their right mind even attempt to compete with a Symbian handset? It's crippled out of the gate. If you go symbian, you have to provide your own store, mapping service, backup service, mail delivery system, etc.

If you go Google or WP7, those services are provided. Is it any wonder that nobody is buying this 'openness' crap about Symbian? Sure, it's open... but you'll spend tons of money replicating what's available on every other platform.

If Nokia *really* wanted Symbian to take off, they'd open up Ovi to all Symbian handsets.