Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Buried deep within Nokia's press release about its financial results, there's a line that pretty much signals the end of one of the most popular and successful mobile operating systems in history. With Nokia retiring its use, Symbian is no more.
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Low-end phones?
by Paraquat on Fri 25th Jan 2013 21:32 UTC
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I'm just wondering which OS Nokia will be putting on their low-end phones? Hard to believe that they would choose Windows for that. Nokia still has a large market share for bottom-end phones (mostly in Asia) - if they are retiring Symbian for Windows, they are going to blow away that market. I'm talking phones that retail for around US$75, usually don't have a camera or 3G capability, but "just work" for talking and text messaging plus simple apps (like calculator, alarm clock, calendar, etc). These phones usually have a built-in flashlight, an endearing feature that I've found to be extremely useful.

If Nokia wants to hand that market to Samsung, so be it. Yet another nail in their coffin.

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