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Symbian^4 looks acceptable, not inspirational

 

As soon as the iPhone came out we knew Symbian, Nokia’s OS of choice, would have to up its game. We waited and then we waited some more, and we’re still waiting for Symbian to deliver a great touchscreen experience. According to Fierce Wireless the above video is a preview of Symbian’s touchscreen future, Symbian^4. The video is too short for us to tell if it’s any good but we’re not going to get too excited just yet.

As you can see Symbian^4 is very similar to existing interfaces and while that isn’t a bad thing, it’s not going to make us jump up and down for joy when it comes out. If we were Symbian we would attempt something riskier because at the moment it’s getting harder and harder to differentiate between all the interfaces out there. It will be interesting to see if this is how the launch version of Symbian^4 turns out.

[Source: Engadget via Phone Arena]

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