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Nokia will ship last Symbian devices this summer

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Jun 2013 11:35

Nokia will ship last Symbian devices this summer Nokia has confirmed that later this summer will see the end of the Symbian line, for good.
An exact date was not given as the company says there are still outstanding inventory in some emerging markets that need to be sold.

Symbian, once the most popular smartphone operating system, by a long shot, was left for dead by Nokia after the introduction of Android and iOS and was mostly discontinued two years ago as the company moved to Windows Phone thanks to a partnership with Microsoft.

At its peak, Nokia was shipping nearly 30 million Symbian devices per quarter, but that figure slipped to 1.2 million in 2013.

The last release was the Nokia 808 Pureview, released a year ago with its 41MP camera. The camera failed to be successful thanks to a high price tag and little marketing.

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