Regs:jfanning:freitasm: Which is completely different from the Windows Phone 7, haven't you heard about it?
That's funny, because all the people who complain about Symbian have only ever used an old version of it,
i have a sony vivaz that i got as a prize. its a fairly modern version of the symbian OS, i believe. After a week of using the phone i threw it in a drawer and went back to using my old Palm Treo 750 with Windows Mobile 6.0. The experience on the Vivaz was pretty horrible overall. The RoadSync app for email was painful to use and very unintuitive. Trying to use apps on the 'internet' was painful - and i'm a very techy guy, i'd hate to see a non-techy person struggle with it. The updates to the phone are few and far-between. the only redeeming feature on the phone was the awesome camera/video quality. i believe that Sony has ditched the symbian now for android.
EDIT: oh, the other big thing that bugged me about the Vivaz was that i couldnt always use the same onscreen keyboards in different apps...
The Vivaz uses S60 5th edition, that's not a modern version.
I used a Nokia E65 for years, it used a real old version of Symbian, apart from the small screen I used to use internet apps fine, exchange email worked on it, google mail and sync worked fine. I far preferred it to WM6.5.
I just purchased a Android 2.2 phone and found they don't support wifi proxies, and the feature still hasn't been added to Android. People are going to complain no matter what they get.