A While back we reported on the Symbian-Guru, a website run by a gentleman who described himself as a "Nokia fanboy since 1999" expressed his dissatisfaction with Nokia and Symbian. He felt that the Symbian OS was always a step behind.
However, it looks like some new screens for Symbian^4 show a direction that leans more toward a modern smartphone OS such as iOS or Android. Seems like it's going to be too little too late. Perhaps they can push their way in, but it's going to take more than copying the other guys to truly beat out the competition.