Originally Posted by andrews2547
I don't actually remember Symbian being that good anyway, I have never used WP7 or 8 so I can't really say if they made a good decision or not.
It was OK for its time, but they were slow in reacting to iOS and its Android clone, with features far beyond what Symbian had at the time. By the time that Symbian reached a similar level of functionality, most people had moved on, and developers weren't supporting it anymore.
The last version of Symbian is actually very good, and I use it every day on a Nokia E7. It can run as well on a prehistoric 680 MHz single-core ARM11 as Android phones with much higher specs, but due to the lack of developer support, I couldn't use it if I depended on my phone as a media-consumption device instead of a business-oriented communicator.