I'm probably sticking my head into a hornets nest here but here goes.
The reason for this post is that I am a Nokia owner and probably likely to buy another Nokia as my next phone. Phone 7 is possibly going to be the operating system for that phone. I like Nokia as they build good handsets and their OS has been to date, reliable, very functional, requires minimal computing power and gives good battery life.
With the recent announcement that Nokia will be phasing out Symbian in favour of Phone 7 for its high end smart phones I decided to see what comparisions there were between these two operating systems.
All of the comparisions I could find show Phone 7 running a very distant second to Symbian 3. Sure there are promises of updates to bridge some of the gaps but there seems to be some way to go before Phone 7 gets close to matching Symbians functionality.
I'm talking a out things like, tethering, bluetooth functionality, USB mass storage, multi tasking, file manager, VOIP, video calling, etc.
I understand there is no provision to sync PIM files to your desktop and there's issues transferring files like Word and Excel to and from a Phone 7 device. These are big downsides in my opinion.
Before Nokia can even think about lauching a Phone 7 phone the OS needs to be able to provide most if not all of the functionality that Symbian has otherwise the OS change has been a big waste of time.
Nokia cannot afford to offer a device with such functionality deficiencies as exist right now with Phone 7.
How long will it take for Phone 7 catch up, in other words how long is it before we are to see a Nokia Phone 7 device?