Nokia To Continue With Symbian For a While Yet
As you are probably aware, mobile phone giant Nokia is gearing up to push out Windows Phone 7 smartphones, which should mean the end of the aging Symbian platform, but apparently Nokia is still committed to Symbian for some time yet.
According to an article over on The Australian, Chris Carr, the managing director of Nokia Australia has said that contractual agreements mean Nokia will continue to support Symbian based smartphones for 2 years after release.
Carr stated that Nokia would not tie itself exclusively to Microsoft Windows Phone, while also saying “Symbian was far from dead,” and that research and development was continuing.
Nokia is committed to both Symbian and Windows Phone 7 though to 2012, with Carr telling Sydney reporters… “There’s still a lot of ongoing development with Symbian, the two will co-exist. We’ve invested a lot of money in Symbian. It’s not unusual in the industry to have multiple OS strategies.”
Isn’t it about time Nokia said goodbye to Symbian once and for all?