E71x Support

Bill R

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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?
 

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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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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.

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Laurie

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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
 

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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.asp?newsID=14990&subject=Celio+Redfly+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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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 ;-)
 

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