Nokia confirms Symbian OS to be phased out

Symbian user numbers have been steadily declining since the launch of newer rival operating systems from its competitors

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By  Clayton Vallabhan Published  March 31, 2011

Symbian user numbers have been steadily declining since the launch of newer rival operating systems, however it was only after the strategic partnership with Microsoft to produce Windows Phone 7 did the world become aware that Symbian's imminent death would be accelerated.

Nokia's VP Purnima Kochikar has confirmed in an open letter to developers that Symbian will likely just fade away, however Nokia is planning a number of Symbian based devices during the "transition period" of 2011-2012.

The aforementioned letter states, "In many markets, including markets where Symbian is currently the lead smartphone platform with significant market share, such as China, India, Russia and Turkey, we will continue to make our Symbian portfolio as competitive as possible while we work with Microsoft to introduce Windows Phone."

When questioned as to when Nokia intends to stop supporting Symbian , Kochikar replied, "We cannot give you the date when Symbian will no longer be supported.... Our intention is that when users come to the end of the natural lifecycle of their Symbian device they will make the change to a Nokia Windows Phone device and so it would not be in our interests to undermine their Nokia smartphone experience."

Nokia has also begun a rebranding phase, where promotional materials feature a new font, named "Nokia Pure". The aim of this new font and text is to look "pure and simple" along with conveying the "the impression of forward movement."

 

2367 days ago
Nokia User

nokia they have agnoir the user problem alsow the feature what they have make to save the battry power so the monile can stay more longer, where other os vendor they have consetrat what end user need and they give it to him with top of the line of hardware Technology reatch.

and Nokia they will start with Microsoft Win 7 Mobile, and they have forgot the problem of HTC, and when thay start with Google Andriod they have increae the sales upto 80%.

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