Really getting frustrated that we haven't recieved the belle update yet, but I'll be more patient if they give us a release date rather than "waiting for approval".
well its out of nokia's hands for most of the australian models at the moment. It with the carriers now, so we are just waiting for them to finish testing. The E7 and X7's and the Telstra variant of the N8 are still in creation at the moment, so it will be good when they come out to the carriers. Hopefully the carriers wont have to take as much time when testing the E7, X7 etc after having already going thru the testing the of the N8 C6 etc. Either way it shouldnt be to much longer. Hopefully
Marketing decision means they thought Belle would be a threat to their sales of Lumia... well.. the ones that WANT Belle DONT want Windows... maybe they figured that one out. Theres nothing wrong with Symbian except for an ancient GUI.. which they were starting to fix.. i've used and seen a few Windows Phones before from a couple different manufacturers and were all buggy as hell and all owners now use samsungs with android.. so unless its hardware at fault then same thing..
I agree there is nothing wrong with symbian, written efficiently it can as fast as any other OS, even with with hardware that is not as fast as some other hardware from different manufacturers. Personally i dont think Nokia was quite expect the backlash that happened. Whether or not it was due to lumia, we will never know. But what was done was done. Lets just hope that it doesnt happen again. Australia is a great place, with the best people, I wish that some of Nokias upper management would come out here and talk to us all, or even just have aholiday out here and see how brilliant Australia and its people are. Then i know that we wouldnt just be thought of as a lump of rock at the bottom of the planet.