Nokia take on Symbian governance, Symbian Foundation to retain only licensing

Tim Holbrow and the Symbian Foundation

“In a conference call this afternoon, Nokia and the Symbian Foundation outlined some major changes in how the Symbian operating system will be managed, going forwards. The Symbian Foundation will still handle licensing, trademark and patent issues, among other tasks, but all governance of the open source Symbian codebase will be taken up by Nokia. It was remarked that the ‘foundation’ model made perfect sense when there were five companies depending on the OS, but that it made less sense now, in late 2010. A new ‘transition’ phase was spoken of, up until March 2011, for these changes to be fully implemented, with comment that permanent manpower at the Symbian Foundation would be minimal after April 2011. Currently the Foundation has around 100 employees. It’s worth remembering that these changes are structural in nature and are independent from any development of the Symbian code itself, most of which is already undertaken by Nokia programmers.” Read more here:

Top 25 Must Have Apps For Windows Phone 7


Windows Phone 7 launches today in North America on AT&T, T-Mobile, Bell, Telus, and Rogers. That means eager-beaver Windows Phone fans can finally get a taste of the completely revamped mobile operating system from Microsoft. But, there are a lot of Windows Phone 7 apps out there, making the Marketplace a bit difficult to navigate. So, we thought we’d help you out by showing you the Top 25 WP7 apps that should get you started on your Windows Phone. As you cozy up to your brand new WP7 handset, take a look at our list of some of the hottest apps for Windows Phone 7. These are all the heavy hitters that you have grown to love on your iPhone or Android handset and are now available on Windows Phone.” Read more here: