Nokia: Symbian, S40 to take the exit out of North America
As Nokia gears towards the launch of their first Windows Phone 7 device, the Finnish giant has announced that it will be pulling their Symbian and S40 phones out of the North American market.
This information was relayed by the Nokia Inc. President Chris Weber in an interview with AllThingsD. According to him, Nokia will be out of the Symbian and S50 business in the North America when they launch their Window Phone 7 devices. Their focus will then be just on the new phones and their accessories. Nokia knows that this may be their last chance at a comeback and if that fails anything else wonít work either, as has already been proven by the mediocre success of Nokiaís other platforms in the North America.
As for the Windows Phone 7 devices, Weber mentioned that Nokia is putting a lot of effort and investment into them and the phones are being developed in and for the North America and will be sold globally. We hope for their sake that their efforts arenít in vain.
Reading all the comments here it looks like nobody has seen or used WP7 yet... Try it and the whole argument is going to be different... It is simple, fast and very user friendly yet innovative... Im still stuck with Symbian though :p
- 2011-08-15 08:21
I am happy Nokia is dead now, tribble customer services.
- 2011-08-13 14:18
as you can notice, they mention no symbian so there is stilla chance for meego and the n9
- 2011-08-13 13:10