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Symbian Foundation roadmap, NFC, social networking hooks discussed

Symbian Foundation roadmap, NFC, social networking hooks discussed

Remember the BeagleBoard prototyping platform, which was put to such cost-effective use in the DIY Beagle MID earlier this year?  Expect to see plenty more of the $149 OMAP3 device in future, now that Symbian Foundation have released their latest build for the platform.  Speaking at Nokia's The Way We Live Next 3.0 conference today, Symbian Foundation's Shaun Puckrin discussed the roadmap for Symbian^3 and Symbian^4, the next-shipping versions of the platform, together with some of the functionality that will be hard-baked into the OS.

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Symbian Foundation concept UI blends augmented reality & social networks [Video]

Symbian Foundation concept UI blends augmented reality & social networks [Video]

Like an ex-partner suddenly hitting the gym and prompting some relationship regrets (yes, we're shallow here in the tech world), Symbian Foundation have caught our eye with a new demo video of what they're suggesting might be a nifty future UI for the platform.  Part of Lee Williams' keynote at SEE 2009 last month, the video shows a device with lashings of augmented reality and location-based services, together with social networking integration.

Video demo after the cut

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