For those of us who have been following the mobile tech world for the past 6/7 years or so Nokia is a name synonymous with everything mobile really. No wonder most of mobile tech bloggers have a really soft spot for Nokia unlike most of the other brands. In fact most unlike mobile journalists who are very quick to judge and pin a device or company down, they feel that sentimental closeness to Nokia cause lets face it, at some point of time in life we all have owned a Nokia and loved it, so its understandable. And when such a giant pretty much loses its soul and moves on to newer pastures there is bound to be a feeling of a ‘good night my charming prince’.
Nokia has categorically announced that the Camera phone extraordinaire PureView 808 would be the last device to run Symbian OS. Symbian which has powered some of the most famous devices of Nokia such as the E Series of phones or the highly successful N series had been in a gradual decline with Nokia moving towards Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS as the mainstay for their devices. There had been reports that soon Nokia would lock Symbian out for the museums as a sweet memoir and seems like that time has finally come. In Nokia’s Earning reports Nokia has confirmed:
“During our transition to Windows Phone through 2012, we continued to ship devices based on Symbian, The Nokia 808 PureView, a device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid-2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia.”
This indeed does validate the saying that in life nothing is permanent except change. Who would have thought all those years ago that the OS we so marveled at and loved on our Nokia N 79 would one day see no further development and Nokia would decide to move away from it. Oh well, we look forward to more from Nokia now since it can focus all its attention to Windows Phone platform and hope it can popularize the Microsoft powered OS just like it did with Symbian.
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