Of course they only sold 500k symbian units compared to 5.6mil WP units. Because they had 6 new WP models they were selling and gave no symbian os option on the Lumina line.
This was planned and had nothing to do with sales this quarter. The symbian source was pulled last year and Nokia shutdown the webpage....only the developer toolkits were available.
But what you people don't and what the story doesn't tell you is the agreement made in Sept 2011 where Nokia turned over all development of symbian to Accenture! That's right.
Now you know why the symbian development cycles were so long and the costs were so high.
Wow. 22 months to develop a Symbian phone compared to 12 months for a Lumia...
I knew Symbian was a mess but I didn't realize it was such a complete train wreck.
Will stick to my N8 for some more time. Don't see a proper phone that could replace my good old N8. Too many oversized, and cheap toys out there. iOS and WP8 are restricted and limited, crapdroid is unstable and unnecessary complicated.
nokia shud adopt android, wp shud be canceled, c'mon nokia whats in your mind. soon this microsoft will buy your soul, i remember the Sony Ericsson joint venture, that sony is selfish, they bought the shares of ericsson. Nokia is really desperate, i can see the future of nokia, this microsoft will betray you soon.. I can sense it..
Working Element, 13 Jun 2013why nokia whats goes wrong why you have failed to understand the emerging smartphones market n... moresymbian have reached the threshold of every key development any OS can achieve. look at the panoram views just coming to iOS when nokia already had it on 6120c looong ago.. great multitasking and fast app shortcuts for easier start.. their are so many innovations symbian achieved that are yet to be seen in other platforms.. this is a platform with almost no restrictions like using xplore and copying software root folders to another just like windows xp and the rest of it.. To me, it is still the most advanced OS till this day.. and N70 was a big start and i still have it
finally a good news for nokia
ancient os should not be exist anymore in 2014
WP only needs tv out, USB OTG and file manager to catch up android and surpass ios
Very sad to hear about discontinue symbian series os on newer smartphones
it seams most stable os is going to discontinue
it build with quality
worring about which platform should i switch
android is still unstable i recently use android smartphone with latest android jb os
still many of people android users complaining abt when i install such such apps my phone misbhave
or freezes still they have bo solution for this problem only they recommed hard reset or route again ur smartphone
this s actuality i m not going to accuse abt this android os i m not an android hater i feel personally it has not even a single quality instead lot of customisation option
it seams unstable, sluggish& worst os hidden behind homescreen and widgets it has nothng
now planning to switch ios7 with apple iphone
this is the biggest mistake of nokia i love symbian the king of all smartphones
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2013Stop dreaming!! There is no 1000 OS... you really need Kopi to wake you up! haha.He is just a Android fanboy and a WP Hater.
Nokia sold only 500,000 Symbian
handsets because Nokia did not ship it no more.
my Symbian phone is getting old, and i'm looking for a new Symbian phone to replace it.
i've been looking for brand new Symbian phone since 2012 to no avail.
all phone stores said that Nokia no longer sells Symbian phones and they only sell Lumia & Asha phones.
so it's their own fault.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 20131. Windows Phone
3. BlackBerry 10 OS
5. Symbian1. Android
4. BlackBerry 10 OS
1000. Windows Phone
Yes, I'm sad too, had many nokia phones not only symbian, but 7610, N90, N93, and still have a working 6700 slide and a not working N95 classic, also a N900 wich am writing on btw. I'll probably stick to N9 for my next phone or maybe a android but don't know, samsung, motorola, lg... There're so many options. It's a shame, they could still be the number one as they were (Nokia) Symbian, but Symbian let android, ios, even BADA pass it, Symbian didn't evolve as they should, and could, if I knew I'd develop a OS based on symbian, it was the most logical, simple etc, but the most bugful too. Enough, I write more after the comments.
Was an awesome OS for many years . Thanks nokia for developing and supporting it
sad news, now all that's left are lesser smartphones.. I'll switch to iOS.. Windows OS is not mature yet, and Nokia choosing not to put micro-sd slot on their phones..
Thank GOD, at last they realised the worst side of symbian phones. i hate nokia phones
We will miss you Symbian..
Early , Symbian taught me what is smartphone..Now they are going to stop because they are sinking ship without renovation.
I'm using bb10 (z10) and android (galaxy s2). But i want to switch android to wp8, maybe 928, if it's already in my country :D
It is so sad that the people have forgotten the basics Symbian was the most loved admired os back then,and now android one day same thing will happen to that coz nobody rules forever,only Microsoft dominating till now from our childhood,people act as if they never used Symbian we should never forget the past if the we ignore something that was related to our life one day it will happen to us,others will forget us so soon,I am so sorry about Symbian now only two things left from our childhood one is Nokia brand and Microsoft I am sure they will do their best to fight they will fight till last drop of blood,good luck Nokia and Microsoft,we grew up using Nokia and Microsoft