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Created: vin2ktalks (17 Mar 2007)
Last edited: hamishwillee (31 Jul 2012)

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The article was written in 2007 and has not had a significant update since (except I've removed links to now defunct The resources need to be updated as they are very old, and probably this whole document should be merged into an "About Symbian C++" topic.

Symbian OS is one of the most rising Mobile Operating System. The popularity of Symbian has been increased these days. More and more developers are coming to the this platform. Now we've enough resources available on net. This article is basically to discuss the various forums and newsgroups available for a developer of Symbian OS as a general.


Developer Discussion Forums

Developer forums are one of the popular medium for interacting developers across the world. Here are some of the major forums for Symbian developers.

Nokia Developer - Developer Discussion Boards

This is one of the most popular discussion board. This forum is basically for discussing Nokia related technical stuffs. You've to become a member to access the full features of this forum. There are different sections available more over there is on Chinese section too. There are sections to interview Nokia Developer and developers feedbacks.

NewLC Forum

This forum is also a general discussion for Symbian OS as whole. The sections like Symbian C++, JAVA, Communication etc are available there. One particular section is available for french discussion called The french corner.

All About Symbian Development Forum

This is again one of the general discussion group for Symbian. The sections like OPL Questions, Miscellaneous, Symbian C++, Symbian Java, Symbian MobileVB are the main attractions.

Sony Ericsson Developer World

This forum is especially for UIQ developers. There is a section called Symbian OS, where you can discuss different matter s related with UIQ2, UIQ3 and OpenGL ES. The forum had a Bug Reporting section under the Java ME section.

Usenets and Groups

Usenet (USEr NETwork) is a global, distributed Internet discussion system that evolved from a general purpose UUCP network of the same name.

Symbian C++ Google Group

This is one of the popular Google Groups for Symbian C++. You can access this group by your email address. You can directly join the group to post your messages. Other than discussions the feature of the group is there is a page section where you will find some good articles more over if you want to contribute some article that is also possible there.


A blog is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of most early blogs. Here are some popular blogs related with Symbian.


A wiki is a website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit and change content, typically without the need for registration. It also allows for linking among any number of pages. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for mass collaborative authoring. The term wiki also can refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a site, or to certain specific wiki sites, including the computer science site (the original wiki) WikiWikiWeb and online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia. Here are the most popular wikies in Symbian community:

IRC Channels

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet chat or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group (many-to-many) communication in discussion forums called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication and data transfers via private message.

These are the popular IRC channels for Symbian:

  • #symbian (
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Please visit this page for more details about IRC's and how to configure etc.: Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Help.

Tutorials and useful links

Here are some useful links where you can learn something.

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