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Comment Re:Retarded (Score 1) 130

It depends where you are. Here in Sweden, I can get a mobile broadband stick for free from a provider and get 20GB of bandwidth a month for 199sek.

In fact this is what I use for my home internet, as there is no landline connection to my house. Telia wants 10000sek to install one, so I told them where to stick it :)

Comment Re:What languages? (Score 1) 1359

I had a similar problem here in Sweden (I'm from the UK). Trying to speak Swedish was met with (generally pretty good) English. I was lucky to find an English speaking job that also paid for me to have private Swedish lessons. Now I get much further into the conversations before they switch to English...


Nokia to Acquire and Open Source Symbian 150

zyzko writes "Nokia has placed an offer on Symbian stock — it currently owns a 48% share and intends to buy the other shareholders out, 91% of the stockholders have already agreed. The press has already labeled this as an countermeasure to fight Android. Nokia has also created Symbian foundation — it might mean more open Symbian." Symbian is "currently the world's dominant smartphone operating system (206 million phones shipped, 18.5 million in Q1 2008)," writes reader thaig, who points out coverage in the Economic Times. If this deal goes through as expected, the Foundation says that selected components of the Symbian operating system would be made available as open source at launch under the Eclipse Public License (EPL) 1.0 , with the rest of the platform following over the next two years.

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