The mobile world has been thrown into turmoil by the iPhone, and everyone is scrambling to
get onto the touch-and-app-store bandwagon and to innovate their way ahead.
These are interesting times. For example, thanks to a remarkable move by Nokia,
Symbian is now going to be made Open Source over the next
year or so, joining Linux as one of the big two Open Source mobile operating systems.
There has recently been some
discussion at CTIA
about what should be the focus of the newly-formed
Symbian Foundation - steward of this complex operating system
and its S60 wrappers. Should it jump on the iPhone bandwagon?
I believe that the Symbian Foundation should in fact use Linux, not the iPhone, as its
reference standard when setting priorities...