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The ‘Fun’ Of Switching Symbian Smartphones

Posted on November 27, 2008
Filed Under Links to my Articles, Mobile Computing |

One of the things that was easy back in the early days of Symbian OS (when it was on the Psion Series 5 machines) was movign data from one machine to another. It’s not as easy with the modern smartphone, as I found out moving from the N95 8GB to the newer N85.

It’s impossible (for security and DRM reasons) to simply move all your applications over from one device to another, so I have to dive into my personally maintained archive of SISx and JAR installation files to put back on the applications that I use a lot. Any progress in applications like Car Jack Streets or Astraware Soltiaire has to be left behind (unless you are a really serious hacking power user), which in some cases can mean you might not return to the application, or be hesitant to move over.

The full article is up on All About Symbian, and I’ll be doing a more in-depth series of review articles over the next week or two.

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