There is well a known Indian saying that who comes into the world has to go back too, the same was seen as an example in the latest announcement of Nokia. The Symbian lovers may not be able to digest this news but the earlier rumor turns out to be true as Nokia announced that they will not bring any new Symbian OS Smartphone in market from now. Nokia 808 Pureview was the last Symbian device from the company and they will stop the Symbian OS based smartphone’s production now.
“During our transition to Windows Phone through 2012, we continued to ship devices based on Symbian. The Nokia 808 PureView, a device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid-2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia,” says Nokia. “We will continue our ASHA series and other non Symbian products” added by Nokia
Symbian with Nokia
The Symbian’s partnership with Nokia is a chapter of history in this era of Smartphone. Nokia came out with its first Symbian Smartphone in 2002 afterwards it made the homos aware about how the technology is developing towards Smartphone. Nokia was the best seller of the Smartphones for continuously more than 11 years due to the simplicity and user-friendly interface of Symbian. Symbian was also reached to the top of market with the help of Nokia only (though many other brands were also using this OS). Nokia came out with various versions of Symbian and made a great success. His few smart phones like NOKIA N8-00 (NOKIA BELLE), 6600 (Series 60 v2. 0), E71 (Series 60 v3. 1), N95 (S60 rel. 3.1), N73 (S60 3rd edition), 5800 (Series 60 rel. 5)and 5233(Series 60 rel. 5) were some of the top of the line handset of their time.
Why Nokia took this step?
Yet now Nokia has not clearly announced the reason of stopping its Symbian heroes but they said that they are now concentrating on their Windows Phone market. This somewhere shows that after the continuous decrement in the public interest towards Symbian, Nokia is not ready to take any risk of economic loss due to Symbian.
What’s ahead for Symbian and Nokia?
Symbian was having 73% of the Smartphone market in 2006 which came to 22.1% in the second quarter of 2011 and since that it had not come up. After this decision of Nokia its now a hard way for Symbian to move ahead but if Symbian gets any success to come out with any other big name brand then it may increase its users again, as people will ever remember that Symbian was the most user-friendly OS they had seen.
For Nokia, Symbian was the primary OS for their new launches but since last year they have focused more on the Windows Phone market, so now it’s clear that they will have Windows Phone OS as their primary OS. we can’t say that how the Nokia’s customers will react without Symbian but Nokia is sure that they will again wear a crown of leading smartphone seller.
So in this case Nokia 808 Pureview will be the last released Symbian phone by Nokia. And it’s hard to expect any kind of update on pre-existing Symbian phone too.