Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Oct 2012 21:15 UTC, submitted by Arto Salmi
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, that escalated quickly. I'm not entirely sure what to make of this, but I think Nokia has just revealed that Symbian is dead - dead as in, no more development. In a comment on a feature request for Symbian in Nokia's bug tracker, the company writes: "Thank you for your improvement ideas, thus Symbian is in maintenance mode and no new features will be implement without extremely good reason (business case). We have written down your ideas for future development if there is a chance that new features will be released." This means Symbian Belle FP2 is the last Symbian version. Odd, because Symbian devices are still being sold.
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Not only this was basically announced a ~year ago, when Symbian development was given to Accenture...

...also, "maintenance mode" was sort of standard for Symbian devices - they got features that came with it, updates brought important-enough bug fixes; only with the last generation of Symbian phones it really changed.
So, this not-news is not too far from "no new Symbian phones" - which wouldn't surprise anybody.

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