Symbian Cuts Cost of Partner Program Before It Goes Open Source

Susan Hall

Symbian has launched a new partner program, which The Register says looks a lot like its old partner program, except that it costs less.


The old program, which cost $5,000 a year, offered developers access to live events, marketing assistance, peer support forums and the ability to purchase direct technical support. The new program will cost just $1,500.


The Reg asks why it's a good idea to pay for a product that new parent Nokia plans to give away for free.


According to InfoWorld, the new program gives developers access to Symbian source code for the year or more before it all becomes open source, plus access to forums and wikis and a new Web portal where future versions can be downloaded.

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