I followed the example here: http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.php/Implementing_orientation_change_animation_with_QML
According to the documentation of Qt it would make sense to set the application attribute AA_S60DontConstructApplicationPanes for a fullscreen application in Symbian. However, setting the attribute breaks the orientation change behavior of the application.
What happens, when the application attribute AA_S60DontConstructApplicationPanes has been set, is that when rotating the device to a landscape orientation the window disappears revealing the window beneath. Without the attribute the application works as intended.
Since this kind of an application attribute exists it should be possible to utilize it.
The problem can be reproduced by using the attached application. The attached application was created by modifying the example mentioned above.