Want a Symbian phone in 2014? What to do..


Reading Nokia Conversations today, I was shocked to see comments from people complaining about the demise of Symbian and demanding that Nokia bring back the dead OS! I had to check the calendar again. This is March 2014, and there are still people asking for Symbian smartphones from Nokia. That is just so sad. Everyone else has moved on, while those people are stuck with memories and longings for the “good old days.”

No; Symbian is not dead. Symbian is extinct and prehistoric at this point. Like T-Rex. Gone. For good.

If you want Symbian-like features and are 100% Nokia, go buy one of the Nokia X smartphones. Yes; they are strictly low-end, but that is the closest to a Nokia smartphone running Symbian that you can get in 2014.

Go get one and stop moaning.,

Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

12 thoughts on “Want a Symbian phone in 2014? What to do..

  • March 11, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Would love to drop a couple of apposite proverbs


    The river that forgets its source eventuallydries up..

    A decorated Android is still a Symbian

    It’s only a bastard that describes the way to his father’s house with a left_ handed finger

    It’s from inside a black pot that white pap emanates


    when we denigrate grandPa Symbian, we must note that these new shiny new OSes learnt lots of tricks from Symbian…about how to do things and and how NOT to build an OS.

    It’s easy to embrace and extend, than invent an OS wheel.

    Besides, I can effortlessly still pick up a Symbian phone today, and get plenty of productivity out off it. without breaking a sweat.

    I SHALL NOT STAND BY and watch SYMBIAN referred to in such gory terms..

    ## storms off in a angry cloud of dust..

    • March 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Go back to your cave! Shoo!!

    • March 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      I don’t miss Symbian, i still have fully functional device running Symbian. however i can’t use a Symbian powered device as my primary phone anymore. the X series devices are nothing like Symbian, the closest available substitute is Jolla’s Sailfish

  • March 11, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I still use symbian(808PV) in 2014. what do you expect me to do to the phone? throw it away? NO, my 808PV is just 13months old and still capable of shooting 41MP photo. The phone carries my MTN SIM( that i only receive calls on it and load N100 credit 4times in a year).

    I love Nokia and Symbian very much as its expected of any true fan until the day I bought my L920. After that day, my notion of how “excellent” Symbian is changed for good. I tell you from the bottom of my heart, Symbian may be good for everything else, but browsing on it is pure CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. In fact, browsing with Symbian phones in this 2014 can make the gods of mobile angry with you. I still can’t imagine I was once browsing on this phone.

    As for me, I only hope Microsoft bring most of the things that made Symbian so versatile and do away with the present limitations on windows phone.

    Those people still mourning Symbian and demanding a new Symbian phone from Nokia are those fanatical fans. No preaching can change or convert them. Whenever you see one, just pack well. Don’t just try to argue with them because they will tell you – “you need deliverance”(if l may borrow Mr. Mo’s word)

    • June 26, 2014 at 9:24 am

      We want symbian again.n the cell that is coming now days is nothing for the s60

  • March 11, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    when we denigrate grandPa Symbian, we must note that these new shiny new OSes learnt lots of tricks from Symbian…about how to do things and and how NOT to build an OS.

    More like these new shiny operating systems evolved to straighten the mess Symbian made out of mobile computing, turning the simplest of task/operation into convoluted chore. Symbian actually was a serious reminder to people on how things must not be done than being tagged as showing the way forward. Of course you are not serious about what you said otherwise you will still be using a Symbian device today as there are still few in the market.

    Besides, I can effortlessly still pick up a Symbian phone today, and get plenty of productivity out off it. without breaking a sweat.

    Effortlessly? I don’t think so. I’m sure you may still have one or two Symbian devices lying around your house but have never mustered the courage to even check how it works again. You may not break sweat trying to put that outdated mobile operating system into productive use but you may probably break a finger and maybe your heart too and you are not going to be anything near as productive as you presently are.

  • March 12, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I still use my Nokia 808 Pureview which I bought 41k when Nokia did that 41 for 41k sale in July 2012 to advertise the 41MP cam.

    The phone will be two years old by July, up till today people still gather around to admire pictures taken by the phone and i love the phone very well. Am even considering just keeping it forever considering the fact that its the last Symbian phone.

    But I must tell you that looking at services, apps and the power (2.5ghz quad core) of the new kids on the block its certainly inevitable and I just have to get a new phone probably Android or WP by July this year.

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:44 am

      Funny i just read your post and saying it can’t be productive. I just did a spread sheet on my Nokia N8 connected to a printer and downloaded. All with Symbian. just because you like android. does not mean its the only way to go.

  • June 26, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Ya rikesh is true we love symbian n it should not be stop as the phone like android is nothing for symbian phone n it eats iphone,window

  • August 8, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Long live Symbian, the one O.S that doesn’t constantly report back to the NSA HQ mothership of GOOGLE every time I press a button! The one O.S i can enter a gmail account in to get emails without it hijacking my phonebook, Imei etc!

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