jfanning:billgates: I read some of the comments on the nokia forum last night. Blind hate and thinking from some users there. Symbian is a dying platform. Nokia has tried various experiments with it. The sales just keep going down for Nokia every year. Nokia N97 was laughable. Nokia N8 was a disappointment too from the software perspective. Meego's development is way too slow.
Nokia had 2 options. WP7 or Android. With Android Nokia faced stiff compeitions from Shenezen based companies and would not have been able to differentiate much from other android OEM's.
I think it is due to WM7 lacking a lot of the basic features of Symbian, and those features will take a lot of time to add to WM7. They have taken a massive backwards step which will take years to pay off. That's not blind hate, it is a simple fact.