1. Bill R's Avatar
    Ok, just saw the new E71x for AT&T and I am in techno lust. It apparently runs Symbian S60 so no Redfly. Is there any hope of a Redfly driver for S60?
    05-07-2009 09:08 AM
  2. EdFrmBrighthand's Avatar
    Maybe Celio will weigh in, but I haven't been able to get anything out of them about Symbian support aside from vague assurances that they are looking into other operating systems.

    They have shown off a version running Android, and dropped some hints about BlackBerry support, but have been mum about Symbian, as far as I can remember.
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    05-11-2009 11:54 AM
  3. laurieny's Avatar
    I agree that the E71x is one cool phone, but I can't say anything specific about Symbian here or Ed will write a story about it.

    LOL - sorry I just couldn't resist teasing Ed.

    Seriously, Symbian support is on our product roadmap and we have done some R&D work with this platform. Currently we do not plan to have support for it available in 2009. However, as I have mentioned before, we are a very agile engineering company so that plan could change if there were business conditions that warranted expedited development for it.

    Thanks,
    Laurie

    Director of Engineering
    Celio Corp | REDFLY
    05-13-2009 06:06 PM
  4. Wireless's Avatar
    Now that is an eloquent response!!

    I agree that the E71x is one cool phone, but I can't say anything specific about Symbian here or Ed will write a story about it.

    LOL - sorry I just couldn't resist teasing Ed.

    Seriously, Symbian support is on our product roadmap and we have done some R&D work with this platform. Currently we do not plan to have support for it available in 2009. However, as I have mentioned before, we are a very agile engineering company so that plan could change if there were business conditions that warranted expedited development for it.

    Thanks,
    Laurie

    Director of Engineering
    Celio Corp | REDFLY
    05-15-2009 06:17 PM
  5. EdFrmBrighthand's Avatar
    I agree that the E71x is one cool phone, but I can't say anything specific about Symbian here or Ed will write a story about it.

    LOL - sorry I just couldn't resist teasing Ed.

    Seriously, Symbian support is on our product roadmap and we have done some R&D work with this platform. Currently we do not plan to have support for it available in 2009.
    Laurie, now I'm tempted to write an article titled: "No Redfly Support for Symbian this Year"

    :D

    If anyone is wondering what we're talking about, see this article:
    http://www.brighthand.com/default.as...fly+BlackBerry

    All kidding aside, I don't blame Celio for taking a wait-and-see attitude about Symbian. This operating system is in the process of a profound change, as S60 is merged into the OS and the whole kitnkaboodle is taken open source. It seems to me that a driver written for what's available now will have to be almost totally rewritten in the next year or so.
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    05-18-2009 08:28 PM
  6. Aware's Avatar
    Yeah but there are more Nokia phones in the world than any other. There's plenty of phones already out there that could take advantage of 'current' drivers for quite a while.

    I think Celio Corp is maybe looking too closely at the US market (few Nokia phones oin the market, relatively speaking) and not enough at the Euro/Asian markets.

    IMHO ;-)
    05-18-2009 10:28 PM
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