Tying in with the Olympics, Digia have announced that they have ported the S60 platform to operate with China’s TD-SCDMA 3G network.
In theory this will enable the Symbian Foundation to access China’s rapidly developing mobile market rather than Nokia being tempted to rebrand Benq or others.
Symbian was never going to be a major proposition in low cost markets without first going open source. Now that the cost barrier has been swept aside, there could very well be many major Chinese manufacturers keen to incorporate a well tested mobile OS, and develop a community of developers dedicated to the Chinese market. That could see off Apple, but what of LiMo/Android?
iPhone 3G feature wish for the day
Why can’t the iTunes allow ringtone downloads in the UK but they can in the US. If it is copyright related, Apple has had over a year to sort this out. Side loading is easy enough, but should not be necessary.