As Hurricane Sandy looms over the East Coast, there is certainly an urgency for those that are about to feel the brunt of its effects (including myself in New Jersey) to become better-prepared for blackouts, emergencies, and every Sandy-originating issue in between. Smartphones are an essential part of that preparation, although many will overlook necessities that could make a major difference as Sandy hits.
Nokia announced a while back that they would be helping develop a refresh to the Symbian OS interface to try to help combat the iPhone by making it better suited for a touchscreen. Now they have released screenshots of what they have come up with, and they're not half bad. It's definitely a big improvement, but is it better than the iPhone? We'll let you decide how it stacks up for yourself.