We, users of Nokia mobile phones based on the Symbian operating system, are joining all the Nokia employees protesting in Tampere and other places and are asking for an abdication of Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop and returning to the previous strategy of the company.
It means to continue working on further development of Symbian and Meego operating systems and not to concentrate to a limited and restrictive Microsoft Windows Phone 7 operating system.
This petition is also a statement of milions blind and partially sighted mobile phones' users for whom Symbian is the best solution, because it is used on devices with standard hardware keypad and not like the others, which are primarily designed for touch screens. By stopping Symbian development you would esentialy discriminate these and many other users, who for whatever reason don't want a touchscreen phone and force them to buy something less accessible or convenient. The third, but 100% not the last reason for continue with Symbian is that it's nowadays one of the few systems out which is fully customisable and doesn't work in cloud. Therefore Nokia really should continue developing it. It would for sure make Nokia more competitive. Nokia is a pure European company known for their tradition and quality. We wish this to be continued without any American influences. Thank you! Tomas Hromadka, the Czech Republic