Android, with its open nature being in the regrettable position of leading the pack when it comes to malware threats isn't much of a surprise. Symbian being second somewhat is.
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In an interview with Neowin, Nokia's vice president of worldwide developer relations, Richard Kerris, has explained that the company's PureView camera technology currently featured only in the 808 is coming to the Lumia range "very soon".
Nokia's 808 PureView made a big splash and caused a fair bit of controversy at MWC this year. 41 actual megapixels crammed into a cameraphone? It sounds ludicrous, especially when you hear it's running Symbian.
My column yesterday regarding the 808 PureView generated a lot of critical comment, some of it valid. So here's my answers to those critics.
Dreamt up in a hotel bar in Japan by a couple of Nokia execs, the Nokia 808 Pureview phone has completely stolen MWC with its 41MP sensor. I grabbed some time with Nokia's lead programme manager for imaging, Damian Dinning, to chat about how it's "almost like just invented time travel, it's that extreme".
In a branding equivalent of quietly dumping a corpse off a pier in the middle of the night, Nokia is retiring the Symbian moniker for good. Except it's not dead — now it's just called Nokia Belle. Belle! Ha! Ha.
Nokia's just released three new smartphones for the masses. Ok! And they're all running a new version of SymbianOS. OK? After all the despair and hardship that led up to their teaming up with Microsoft, shouldn't Symbian be dead by now?
We're hardly the target audience for a pink phone and Lady Gaga-esque visuals, but Nokia's latest commercial does make me laugh. Or weep, when I remember that Nokia's stock prices are at a 13-year low.
Nokia's got a new teaser trailer out for their shiny N9. And, like most Nokia hardware, it's great looking! Except for what's on the screen, which, as commenters are pointing out, appears to be Symbian. Ugh. Nokia: give us Windows.
Yesterday we questioned why anyone would jump on board the dying Symbian smartphone platform when Nokia announced its new X7 and E6 smartphones. Today Nokia gave us the answer - they're not taking the platform off life support until 2013 at least.