Nokia will stop shipping Symbian phones this summer

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Nokia will stop shipping Symbian smartphones this summer, thus leaving the revered 808 PureView as its last developed product on the "burning platform." Going forward, the only smartphones manufactured by the Finnish giant will boot Microsoft's Windows Phone OS.

Nokia pointed long development of Symbian devices as one of the reasons to halt their production. According to the manufacturer it takes 22 months to bring a Symbian product to the market, compared to less than a year for a Windows Phone handset.

Of course, there is also the matter of the number of units sold. Nokia moved only 500,000 Symbian smartphones in Q1 this year - significantly less than the 5.6 million Lumia devices sold during the same period.

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Nokia will stop shipping Symbian phones this summer - reader comments

  • wpsuccks

so should we stop using symbian? cant we use it anymore? i mean people wont buy phones with symbian in the future but does it also mean that the completely system s gonna be dead? no updates, apps are removed, ovi store will be closed?

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  • 2014-01-20 01:25
  • npW9
  • orion

They don't need to kill and burry Symbian. Why not make a phone with a dual or quad core processor running a symbian os? Symbian's features were great. UI were amazing.

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  • 2013-11-07 05:05
  • m1PK
  • dada

ever since my dad gave me his nokia 6600 when i was in second year high school, i started to love symbian because it has cool apps and you can create and install your theme compared to android which is a bit off. rip symbian you will become a legend....

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  • 2013-10-18 18:57
  • t7Xh