Nokia to release 40 handsets by the end of 2011, 12 smartphones
Additional details are not disclosed, but it is suggested that all these phones will be powered by Symbian, which reiterates the rumor we are not to see a WP-running Nokia handset before 2012.
It's unknown whether these handsets will be low, mid or high-end, but it's implied that Nokia will rely on the sheer number of these phones to grab some consumer love for its native platform.
It's important to note this is not exactly a confirmed information, so treat it with a pinch of salt until more official info arrives.
source: Hindustan Times via The Nokia Blog
2. bluechrism (unregistered)
they have always said they "hoped" to have a Windows Phone device out in 2011, so it is likely that between 10 and 12 of these devices will run Symbian (one may also run Meego - they promised a Meego device this year).
Given the UI updates planned etc, Symbian will be around receiving new development for probably 2-5 more years, depending on how Windows Phone works out and the speed other languages/ countries can use Windows Phone services (Symbian supports something like 60 languages, Windows Phone something like 6).
This sort of news is also making me hold off a bit on getting an C7/Astound
3. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
60 languages. That really hits home how much of a giant Nokia is.
4. samirsshah (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)
6 smartphones, 4 WP7 (2 C2), 2 Symbian...
2 Windows 8 Tablets (1 Intel, 1 ARM)
Apple is having only 2, can't you do with less?
Languages have nothing to do with this.
6. IOS5 (unregistered)
Sleeping screen looks like Android life wall paper! Kind of cool.