01-08-2012, 11:40 AM
| | Re: What is happening to Symbian?
"tim...." <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Peter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>I have just got a Nokia 700.
>> Looking at the available apps, it seems obvious that app development
>> stopped c 2009. I guess developers just dropped it as soon as the
>> Iphone started moving. Somebody told me the developer kit was £18k and
>> that wouldn't help.
>> I know Nokia are trying to move to WM, which will be "interesting"
>> because WM has always been the worst piece of buggy crap in the
>> business. I still have a WM PDA (Fuji LOOX) which I use to run TomTom
>> but the last WM phone I used was a Thuraya satellite phone which was
>> utter crap with loads of bugs, and this is a current product today.
>> The other curious Q is why does anybody pay £60 for TomTom "Europe"
>> (plus another £60 for the Greek Add-on ) when on a Nokia you get no
>> less than TWO driving nav apps which seem to do exactly the same job,
>> for free.
> because the Nokia's not really "free" is it!
Maybe, but it IS fully inclusive. You get the application and as many maps
as you care to download for no extra cost. Greece is included, but one or
two countries (like Tunisia) are not for some reason.
The navigation on my N8 may not be as sophisticated as a dedicated
navigation device (way points, tracking etc.) but is more than adequate for
My [old] N79 upgraded its maps only firmware to include navigation - also
without extra charge.