Nokia’s Symbian sales have plunged last quarter significantly, and now Nokia Italy has revealed that Symbian Carla, the third major update after Symbian Anna and Nokia Belle, is cancelled. At least that's what Nokia's Product Marketing Manager Mathias Fiorin has said, according to Nokialino, an Italian Nokia fan site, that allegedly got the info straight from the horse's mouth.
“the burning platform” will be Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2.We'd still reserve the usual grain of salt at hand until we hear an official announcement by the Finns, but if true, this will mean that Symbian is fading away quicker than expected. We don’t know whether there’s a direct connection between Symbian sales and the update plans, but in either case, news is that the last update to
That’s what we’ll have instead of Carla, and probably some of the improvements Nokia planned will end up there, but the decision to go with another feature pack rather than a brand new version hints that the changes will be minor.
And when it comes to the future of Symbian, it seems that now we can put to rest hopes about Symbian Donna that was supposed to support 720p displays and dual-core processors on Nokia’s good old platform. The focus seems to have shifted almost fully on Windows Phone.