With the takeover of Symbian by Nokia, the open-source development community is set to add a powerful mobile phone software platform to its ranks. It appears that Nokia is confident that open-source innovation will lead to a superior result than focused development efforts from software bigwigs such as Google (with their Android platform), Apple (with their iPhone platform) and Microsoft (with their Windows platform)
An article from PC World
An article from the BBC
Open-sourced information on Symbian OS
Will open-source beat traditional industry again? We should find out in mid-2009 when Google's Android is released and Symbian has had time to further extend itself.
My support is firmly in the open-source camp.