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MARCOXZ
01-27-2012, 07:16 AM
Why no one show love for it?

sN1pz0r
01-27-2012, 07:22 AM
+1

I have a Nokia N82 and it'd be nice to see it for Symbian phones also!
JAVA or SYMBIAN. Come on STEAAAAAAAM!! :P

Boomsling
01-27-2012, 07:55 AM
Why no one show love for it?

Probably for the same reason they dont make Steam for the C64 ;)

MowDownJoe
01-27-2012, 07:59 AM
If the people who made Symbian aren't going to develop for Symbian anymore, why should Valve? Symbian's a dead platform. Nokia gave up on it when Microsoft convinced them to switch to Windows Phone 7.

SgtSimpson
01-27-2012, 08:00 AM
Probably for the same reason they dont make Steam for the C64 ;)

I Get it!


















Oh Noooow I get it.

Satoru
01-27-2012, 08:48 AM
If the people who made Symbian aren't going to develop for Symbian anymore, why should Valve? Symbian's a dead platform. Nokia gave up on it when Microsoft convinced them to switch to Windows Phone 7.

Basically this. Symbian has market 'share' because their OS is in every dumbphone on the planet. Other than that the OS is DOA at this point.

Tdawg
01-27-2012, 08:59 AM
No point having it on symbian as its pretty much a dead platform (nokia has even abandoned it for smart phones and is now focusing on windows phone 7)

ResidentEvil91
01-31-2012, 01:53 PM
If the people who made Symbian aren't going to develop for Symbian anymore, why should Valve? Symbian's a dead platform. Nokia gave up on it when Microsoft convinced them to switch to Windows Phone 7.

Symbian Anna is going to be Belle in february 8.

MARCOXZ
01-31-2012, 02:04 PM
Symbian Anna is going to be Belle in february 8.

^this

come on valve at least tell us if you will make it or not

withche.07
02-01-2012, 03:55 AM
I think it is possible but why?
What are we gonna do with that app?
Are there any games you bought from steam on symbian platform to play?

xanderfm
02-01-2012, 05:41 AM
Symbian is a dead plataform. Why bother?

sN1pz0r
02-01-2012, 07:33 AM
Symbian is a dead plataform. Why bother?

Symbian is not dead. It's ALIIIIIIVE!! :rolleyes:

Petrol777
02-01-2012, 10:15 AM
I would love to see it on my 5800

iosoft
02-01-2012, 10:51 AM
+ Support for Symbian S60.

shane1985
02-01-2012, 11:05 AM
Symbian Anna is going to be Belle in february 8.

And ironically is only on 8 devices so no its not really going to be worth wasting time and money developing for a dead OS, same reason they don't make updates for windows 95 :P

ester25
02-01-2012, 11:29 AM
Symbian is not dead. It's ALIIIIIIVE!! :rolleyes:

I got an N97, and trust me, it's dead.

bandora_mafia
02-01-2012, 12:50 PM
Symbian might be dead.. but Qt isn't.. This is why Valve should rewrite it in Qt? :)

ghling
02-01-2012, 02:54 PM
As far as I know, Applications for Symbian have to be written in java (at least the older version of Symbian only supported java). I doubt that Steam could be ported to java (would be very slow and i don't know if all the features could even be implemented in java - I'm no programmer) and even if i doubt that most of the phones running symbian have enough power (a fast enough cpu and enough ram) to run steam.
So it's sad, but true - Symbian is kind of dead by now.

Scared
02-01-2012, 02:58 PM
As far as I know, Applications for Symbian have to be written in java

Android uses (a form of) Java as well.

Mangr0v3
02-01-2012, 03:04 PM
Android uses (a form of) Java as well.

Android uses Java 1.5 with custom APIs including UI.

Symbian uses J2ME, probably with custom UI APIs as well.

The two are worlds apart, the only thing holding them together is syntax.

withche.07
02-05-2012, 04:10 AM
As far as I know, Applications for Symbian have to be written in java (at least the older version of Symbian only supported java). I doubt that Steam could be ported to java (would be very slow and i don't know if all the features could even be implemented in java - I'm no programmer) and even if i doubt that most of the phones running symbian have enough power (a fast enough cpu and enough ram) to run steam.
So it's sad, but true - Symbian is kind of dead by now.
I have N95 8GB, it uses Symbian OS 9.2 and has support for this type of files:
.SIS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIS_(file_format))

I think Symbian is not a real dead platform, there is always new Java applications and games plus, Symbian has very great and stable Opera Mobile browser on newer versions.

broadwey
02-05-2012, 04:36 AM
Because symbian and java are too slow?

Tito Shivan
02-05-2012, 05:14 AM
I have N95 8GB, it uses Symbian OS 9.2 and has support for this type of files:
.SIS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIS_(file_format))

I think Symbian is not a real dead platform, there is always new Java applications and games plus, Symbian has very great and stable Opera Mobile browser on newer versions.

Even Nokia CEO aknwoledged the problems of the company in a infamous leaked memo (http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/08/nokia-ceo-stephen-elop-rallies-troops-in-brutally-honest-burnin/)
We have some brilliant sources of innovation inside Nokia, but we are not bringing it to market fast enough. We thought MeeGo would be a platform for winning high-end smartphones. However, at this rate, by the end of 2011, we might have only one MeeGo product in the market.

At the midrange, we have Symbian. It has proven to be non-competitive in leading markets like North America. Additionally, Symbian is proving to be an increasingly difficult environment in which to develop to meet the continuously expanding consumer requirements, leading to slowness in product development and also creating a disadvantage when we seek to take advantage of new hardware platforms. As a result, if we continue like before, we will get further and further behind, while our competitors advance further and further ahead.
-Snip-
The battle of devices has now become a war of ecosystems, where ecosystems include not only the hardware and software of the device, but developers, applications, ecommerce, advertising, search, social applications, location-based services, unified communications and many other things. Our competitors aren't taking our market share with devices; they are taking our market share with an entire ecosystem. This means we're going to have to decide how we either build, catalyse or join an ecosystem.

Later they teamed up with Microsoft to develop W7 Mobiles (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/02/microsoft-and-nokia-team-up-to-build-windows-phones/)... Guess they took the choice of 'Joining an ecosystem'

It's sad and all, but from a business standpoint, symbian is as dead as it can be.

MARCO_XZ
02-05-2012, 09:49 AM
Because symbian and java are too slow?

You are saying android is slow too?

notdeadyet01
02-05-2012, 12:16 PM
I don't even know what OS symbian is.

Mangr0v3
02-05-2012, 11:26 PM
You are saying android is slow too?

He may not be, but I am.

محمد عباس علي
02-07-2012, 06:27 PM
Valve dissing Nokia?

bandora_mafia
02-16-2012, 11:23 AM
Why are we talking about Java?? Qt is the way to go! (:

Grue12
02-16-2012, 11:32 AM
"Not worth wasting time and money."

I switched from my Nokia 5250 (Symbian S60) to Android smartphone and very glad because of it. There are MUCH more apps for Android. And much more games.

martinsotoc
02-16-2012, 07:09 PM
I would love to see it on my 5800

x2 love my 5800

@lien_svk
02-19-2012, 05:30 AM
waiting on Symbian version (Belle)
+1

nokiajavi
11-10-2012, 03:30 AM
I want Steam on my nokia 5800 (Symbian S60 5th Edition), everyworld must have the oportunity for use steam in mobile, very people have a mobile with Symbian OS,
if only the Steam chat should make a version for symbian.

Please Steam, valeve, cread freeware for symbian mobile steam.

thanks