Following a board meeting on 29th December the board of UIQ Technology resolved to file for bankruptcy. This follows on from the news, in early November, that staff had been put on notice and a temporary transition period was being funded by Sony Ericsson. With that period over, with no alternative investor available and given the current economic climate the board had no choice but to shutter the company.
What a shame. UIQ could have been great had it been updated in line with S60. If you think about it, S60 has only really become stable/usable in the last few years. S60 is good in its own way but moving it to touch by just making bigger screens with bigger buttons on top of normal S60 is not the way for me.