The OS in question is Symbian^3, Nokia’s latest build of their tried-and-true OS, and the final Symbian OS to grace an N-series device.
The 17 chapter, 6,300 word review is about as comprehensive as even the most detail-obsessed could hope for.
Note, though, that even though it was written from experience with a Nokia N8, the review isn’t about the phone: it’s all about Symbian, here — what Nokia wanted to achieve, what they improved, and the strengths and weaknesses of the platform itself.
It’s also brutally honest, calling the OS “a real gift to the competition” and that “the platform comes out outdated, both in terms of its interface and many inbuilt software capabilities.” Ouch.
So, if you’ve got an hour to burn, you should really check it out. I mean, what else are you going to do while waiting in line for your iPhone 4? Except talk to Woz, of course.