Countdown.Symbian.Org: 108 – Secret over at Symbian #symbiancountdown

| January 27, 2010 | 15 Replies

Last night, Symbian tweeted about a Symbian countdown, which you can now see over at

It’s not like last week with an actual clock counting down; all we can see here is a static 108 and tweets that use the hashtag #Symbiancountdown

What does it all mean?

October 8? August 10? 108 units of time? 108 countries? Countdown for what? New device/Symbian^2/3? Who knows. On the horizon, something’s happening update wise with Nokia Messaging today. Also: new firmware of the N97′s supposed to be coming tomo, 28th right?

[update, scroll down, for some reason we're now at 61 and we've got rainbows, unicorns and hello kitty :S]

If you check out Dan McNeil’s tweet:

“Did you know that 108 is the hyperfactorial of 3? ie. (1^1)*(2^2)*(3^3) = 108 #symbiancountdown

For n = 1, 2, 3, 4, … the values H(n) are 1, 4, 108, 27648

Symbian^1, Symbian^2, Symbian^3? S^1, S^2, S^3? Are we counting down for the new Symbian Foundation OS/ and revamped UI?

But today’s the 27th January 2010, and we all know there’s been a whole other huge countdown a lot of other people have been waiting for today.

10 AM, Pacific time. That’s what…18:00 GMT? Be prepared, Job’s Hype Machine is on the prowl. Damn tablet speculations end today. [McGraw-Hill CEO, Terry McGraw, confirms it is just an oversized iPhone...or words to that effect]

Update: For some reason we now have 61 and Unicorns, rainbows and hello kitty.

The more you click, the more unicorns and rainbows appear. What the Michael Hell?!

Update: Now at 49. Nothing clickable this time.

Update 29-01-10: Now at 48.

Update 01-02-10: Now at 36

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  1. llaadd says:
    The above claims it to be:
    “True; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason; real Madeira wine; real ginger.”

    • Jay Montano says:

      I thought your account got hacked by a spambot and was trying to sell wine! hahaha.

      Symbian^3 Launch date maybe? If the count down isn’t moving then maybe it isn’t a countdown, but defining a static date? Meh.

  2. llaadd says:

    it’s changed again!:
    If you press a few times it looks like this:

    If you do over kill it can look like this (LOL):

  3. llaadd says:

    the secret message in the source code keeps changing, it now says:

    “This secret message changes sometimes. Hi to our US friends!”

  4. llaadd says:

    My prediction for tomorrow is: 02 (that’s Zero Two) or just 2 (Two)…wonder if it comes true!!!

  5. llaadd says:

    I don’t think the unicorns have anything to do with anything…they were just testing the script they got from which uses unicorns by default…or they forgot to change it, which they have now to the cartoon drawings you see in the symbian website.

  6. nehuenkpo says:

    oooo please tell me what is that!
    I can’t weit more time! I need to know it!
    what is that source code?

  7. Infi says:

    Next hint is:
    “how far will you go to look for hints on the Symbian countdown?”

    Hints are in source code. You have to find them and add on url.
    I think it’s have something to do with IP address.

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