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Symbian phones with 1GHz chipsets and the UI overhaul are still on the menu

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Symbian phones with 1GHz chipsets and the UI overhaul are still on the menu
Looks like the other day's dramas about Nokia abandoning Symbian and betraying its millions of loyal fans were largely stretched-out. When Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop took the stage today together with Jo Harlow, the newly-appointed chief of the newly-created "Smart Devices" division, they dispersed all of the above speculations.

It turns out that, if anything, Symbian will get better, and devices with Symbian^3, powered by 1GHz chipsets and raging graphics are still on tap, as is the long-awaited UI overhaul.

Thus Nokia will have its cake and eat it too, we are just curious to see how the company will juggle all these operating systems in the next months and years. All in all, it seems that Symbian^3 will be around for a few more years at the least, and good things will be coming to it, so don't put your tried and true Nokia N8 on eBay just yet.

via AllAboutSymbian
 
Symbian phones with 1GHz chipsets and the UI overhaul are still on the menu

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posted on 13 Feb 2011, 16:05 1

1. ps1001 (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


yes... gonna buy them both phones.. symbian- the king, and nokia wp7...

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 16:12

2. baztah (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


meh, i dont like 3 row menu, but lets see!

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 16:49

3. Alex (unregistered)


at least i cane gat the Nokia e 7

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 17:03 1

4. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Can I hear something about Meego please? lol I do like this move from Nokia though. Make money in the short term with Windows. Keep Symbian running strong and hopefully we can see Meego take over in the end.

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 17:42 3

5. Baltaza7 (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)


I'm so happy to hear Symbian will still be around. I honestly have tried Android and iOS by Symbian just feels like home.

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 17:42 3

6. Baltaza7 (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)


*but* Symbian just feels like home.

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 21:55 1

7. bluechrism (unregistered)


Nice, but seriously, why?

If they are going to make it better great, but they have still limited the interest from consumers and developers by saying this isn't a long term solution for them.

I almost hope that the Symbian devices coming out this year outsell the first Nokia Windows Phone devices, but i don't think they will because Nokia have hampered sales and interest by announcing they are dropping Symbian.

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 22:29

8. seven (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


does anyone think nokia will make a CDMA smart phone on 7 or Symbian for sprint

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 22:43 2

9. KIANO (Posts: 67; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


Probably the best strategy for Nokia is to go with WP7 and market for USA. And let Symbian success continues in other parts of the world.

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 05:20

14. and1one66 (unregistered)


I like what you posted. Windows Phone 7 devices from Nokia must gain market shares from American markets (and even around the world) and Symbian, MeeGo, and S40 devices for the rest of the countries.

It maybe a good strategy, at least they could gain shares on American markets, and Symbian would still swipe the shares around the world, including S40's and MeeGo's.!

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 23:45 1

10. rafaelinux (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Jun 2009)


Wouldn't mind Nokia going with WP7 on the US and continuing with their great Symbian and - let's hope - MeeGo products!

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 01:17 1

11. Preetam (unregistered)


This is good news. That means the present Symbian3 handsets might get cheaper.

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 01:54 1

12. Qasim mohammed (unregistered)


i believe that symbian with a better hardware will be as good as android or wm7 , and i hope a day come when i can install more than one operating system on the same device and i will free to choose my os
Thank u

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 01:55

13. Qasim mohammed (unregistered)


i believe that symbian with a better hardware will be as good as android or wm7 , and i hope a day come when i can install more than one operating system on the same device and i will free to choose my os
Thank u

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 08:33

15. ribbonsalmark (Posts: 84; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


Nokia aka Microsoft

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