Finland based global mobile making company Nokia is all set to bid adieu the era of Symbian smartphones. In January 2013, the smartphone maker had officially announced that PureView 808 was the very last smartphone of the Symbian series which to be developed and manufactured by the company itself.
The market analysts were expecting that Nokia will eventually put a stop to the shipping of Symbian smartphones, as it was pretty evident even at that period of time. Now Nokia makes it official by announcing that from now on it will completely concentrate on its Windows series phones.
The Financial Times recently published a report on this topic, and in the report it cleared that this summer the Finnish company will be dispatching the last set of shipments of its Symbian smartphones. The report also added that Nokia was able to sell only 5 lakh units of Symbian phones during the first quarter of 2013. On the other hand it successfully shipped more than 5.6 million Lumia smartphones which are based on the Windows Phone operating system.
Once upon a time Nokia was the undisputed king of global mobile market, but it didn’t able to hold its position. Basically it failed to keep pace with the times that were changing pretty fast. Then the smartphone world saw the rise of android based smartphones especially in the hands of Korean based smartphone making company Samsung.
Nokia failed to compete with the products offered by companies like Apple and Google, and with times these two companies took the lead. Nokia ultimately decided to form a partnership with the global IT major Microsoft to develop compelling smartphones on Windows Phone platform. This was a crucial bid for the Finnish company to make a strong comeback in the worldwide mobile space.
You might aware of the fact that Nokia had unveiled PureView 808 in February 2012. This smartphone has 41-megapixel camera sensor, which is its main USP (unique selling point) for sure. I think this post should add names of a few popular smartphones which are based on Symbian platform. Some of the popular Symbian smartphones are Nokia E61, Nokia 9210 communicator, E71 in the QWERTY E-Series, Nokia N95 and N8.
Nokia is also providing Symbian series phone in the Indian mobile market under the popular Asha series. Nokia has even unveiled Asha 501 very recently, which is the very first smartphone that is running on the new revamped Asha platform. Nokia gave a slight hint that it might start shipping this phone from June 2013. The company is eying for a comeback in the Indian mobile space too as currently it is facing stiff competitions from various local brands. Nokia is eagerly hoping to regain its lost glory through its Asha range of smartphones.
Now tell us what do you think about this decision of Nokia? Is it okay to completely shut the shipping of Symbian smartphones and move to windows phone? Have you ever used any Nokia mobiles? Do let us know. If you like our articles then please feel free to share it.