Counterclockwise: Sony Ericsson and Symbian UIQ, the early days of the touchscreen smartphone


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You may remember Symbian as an OS for old-school smartphones, but it had touch-centric branches as well. Who here has used a phone with Symbian UIQ? It's a dinosaur now, extinct and replaced by better adapted species, but like those Jurassic reptiles, UIQ still draws interest from gawking visitors to the museum. UIQ's story begins at Symbian Ltd. - a collaboration between Nokia, Sony, Ericsson, Motorola and Psion - in the distant 1998. In 2002, the newly formed Sony Ericsson started using UIQ for its touch-enabled phones. The company had some prior experience, courtesy of the...

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