R.I.P. UIQ

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It’s a sad day for UIQ

UIQ has announced that it’ll lay off their employees, as SonyEricsson and Motorola are no longer developing mobile phones based on that interface (UIQ3).

Basically, since Nokia bought Symbian, and they want to push their own version of the user interface (S60), UIQ didn’t have other choice. I do know that it had a much better product than S60, and you can see their prototypes here. I daily use a SE P990i with UIQ3, and I’ve compared it with my sister N80’s S60, and it’s much faster, easy to use, intuitive and pretty.

You can read the original piece here (in swedish… bork, bork), or try the Google translated attempt here.

One Reply to “R.I.P. UIQ”

  1. é mesmo uma pena. tb tenho UIQ no meu P1i e é extremamente rápido quando comparado com o symbian dos nokias equivalentes.. principalmente com a última actualização de firmware disponível no SEUS. mas no fundo, já estava à espera desta notícia mesmo antes de adquirir o telemóvel.

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