One of the concepts thrown around by some of the other gadget websites and never properly defined is the Series 60 Mobile Phone. When I first saw the term used, I thought it meant some set of Nokia mobile phones, perhaps the models with numbers 6000-6099.
Now thanks to an article on MobileWhack.com announcing the debut of the Series60.com website, I have learned that "Series 60" refers to a mobile phone software platform design based on the Symbian mobile operating system.
Examples of phones that are based on the Series 60 platform are:
- Nokia 3650/3600,
- Nokia 3660/3620,
- Nokia 6600,
- Nokia 6620,
- Nokia 7650,
- Nokia N-Gauge,
- Sendo X, and
- Siemens SX-1
Panasonic and Samsung also manufacture these phones or have plans to, but, the Series 60 website does not list them by name.
As you can see, a lot of the models already available are from Nokia, but they are not necessarily models with the number "60" in them.
I hope this article helps people who are exposed to the term "Series 60" without any context, as had happened to me initially. I'll try to point back to this article each time the term is used here on Operation Gadget.