Nokia to stop shipping Symbian phones this summer
Symbian phones will be no longer shipped by Nokia starting this summer, according to a recent report. The Nokia 808 PureView was the last new Symbian-phone manufactured, running the platform which was renamed to Nokia (Belle).
Ever since the 808, the company has been shipping Symbian phones to markets where the platform was still relevant. However, it quickly lost market share and is now on the edge of extinction. With this final stab, the platform and its phones will be completely abandoned. Nokia is now focusing entirely on Windows Phone for its smartphones. Its success will depend on the success of the Microsoft-operating system. Both parties have a huge interest in doing their best to succeed, and the even closer relationship between the companies is a solid proof.
Source: Financial Times