Humberto Saabedra is the Editor-in-Chief of and an occasional columnist for He can also be found musing on things at @AnimeNewsdotbiz

One response to “UIQ Files for Bankruptcy”

  1. Christopher Price

    It’s worth noting that while UIQ is going away, this really is a good thing for fans of UIQ. Symbian will be able to take advantage of the technological initiatives that UIQ had a grip-hold on from Sony Ericsson and Motorola.

    Unless both Sony Ericsson and Motorola bail out of Symbian, and switch purely to Android (more likely for Motorola, less likely for Sony Ericsson), you’ll likely see the same form-factor UIQ devices using Symbian within the next 12 to 18 months.

    The nice things about UIQ, as seen on Sony Ericsson phones (for example, taking advantage of a manufacturer’s signature UI, instead of a conformist S60 UI) will likely be adopted by Symbian in the long run anyways.

    I also wouldn’t be surprised if the Symbian Foundation doesn’t acquire the remaining assets left outstanding. There really aren’t any buyers that would be interested in Symbian R&D, that don’t already stand to benefit from the Symbian Foundation going open-sourced.