Bye Bye Symbian: Samsung and Sony Ericsson Have Bigger Fish to Fry

Symbian's so unpopular, even Nokia's said they're going to leave it for their cheap phones and pursue MeeGo for the N-Series. Samsung's closing shop on Symbian, ceasing support at the end of the year. And Sony Ericsson? They didn't say never, but their spokesman Aldo Liguori sounds pretty final when he told… » 10/01/10 3:10am 10/01/10 3:10am

Samsung INNOV8: 8MP Cameraphone With a Digital Photo Frame Mode

Samsung also included this puntastic entry into its offerings at London's Smartphone Show. The INNOV8, Samsung's first 8MP camera phone, comes with a 2.8-inch 16 million color LCD, 8GB or 16GB of flash memory (with an eternal SD card slot), an optical mouse, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity and a GPS navigation and… » 10/21/08 3:00am 10/21/08 3:00am

Samsung Drops GPS, Slider Symbian Smartphones

Samsung is still supporting another, non-Google open operating system for mobiles, showing off a couple of Symbian-based smartphones at a recent event in London. The Samsung I7110 doubles as a phone and a navigation device, while the Samsung L870 is being marketed as a fashion slider. The I7110 comes with a GPS… » 10/21/08 2:45am 10/21/08 2:45am

Symbian OS's ScreenPlay and FreeWay Enhances UI and Speeds Downloads

In addition to the touchscreen UI we saw in Symbian last week, two new features—ScreenPlay and FreeWay—are coming to add even more sophistication to the platform. ScreenPlay is their new graphics engine that allows transparency and animations without taking up too much more battery life. FreeWay is less visible, but… » 10/23/07 3:33pm 10/23/07 3:33pm