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Dec 7, 2009, 08:12 PM
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rowsdower
Dec 7, 2009, 10:13 PM
The title is a little confusing, considering that there is a product called Windows Mobile.

cjmillsnun
Dec 8, 2009, 12:38 AM
It's still got a long way to overhaul symbian (unfortunately)

SPUY767
Dec 8, 2009, 12:52 AM
I presume apart from that whole not sucking horribly bit. I think they are just referring to the ubiquity of the iPhone OS on smart phones. I don't know, it's not really that ubiquitous just yet.

BongoBanger
Dec 8, 2009, 06:48 AM
I guess the article would have a point if:

1) The main applications people use - Facebook, Google Maps, etc - weren't already available on all smartphone platforms.
2) Apple totally go against their policy of locking down their hardware.

In other words: No. Not now. Not ever.

Speedy2
Dec 8, 2009, 04:55 PM
It's still got a long way to overhaul symbian (unfortunately)

I wonder why Symbian is always quoted as the biggest smartphone OS. It just happens to be on most of Nokia's mid-to-high-end cellphones. And these phones happen to sell relatively well in Europe. However, no one with a sane mind considers something like an N73 a smart phone, because it's a pretty dumb piece of hardware compared to Pre, iPhone, Droid etc. Still the statistics count it as a smartphone.

alent1234
Dec 8, 2009, 08:44 PM
since mine requires almost constant reboots and periodical restores, it's just like Windows

outZider
Dec 9, 2009, 12:06 AM
no one with a sane mind considers something like an N73 a smart phone, because it's a pretty dumb piece of hardware compared to Pre, iPhone, Droid etc. Still the statistics count it as a smartphone.

Considering I was doing all of the things one does on a modern smartphone, minus the touch interface, on S60 for the last seven years, I would say, yes, it's a smartphone. Wanker.

BongoBanger
Dec 9, 2009, 02:53 AM
However, no one with a sane mind considers something like an N73 a smart phone, because it's a pretty dumb piece of hardware compared to Pre, iPhone, Droid etc. Still the statistics count it as a smartphone.

Actually, since it was pretty much cutting edge when released everyone does.