Nokia cancels Symbian Carla, Belle FP2 to be the last Symbian?

Nokia cancels Symbian Carla, Belle FP2 to be the last Symbian?
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. 

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 “the burning platform” will be Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2.

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.

Also, the Nokia N8 will get bumped up to Symbian Belle FP1. Now, that will be a different version of what’s coming on the Nokia 808 PureView, but it will still have the improved web browser and performance enhancements. 

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.

source: Nokialino via IntoMobile

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85 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

At last. BUT STILL NO ANDROID IN SIGHT.

2. jade272727

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Why Nokia hates ANDROID?!

13. GENARAL.FUJITA

Posts: 14; Member since: May 23, 2012

Cause eflop hates highend hardware He and BB love oldskool outspec.

35. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

...because elop doesn't like old skool design so he took old school spec instead, which will be updated this fall; new design with new specs.

25. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Because he knows Android's a dead end

44. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

He hates and dislikes it. He has been bribed the loooooooser.... He wants Nokia down. He will success...... The evil person. Closing symbian.....

31. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

bacause it is already swarming with other companies

38. wp74ver

Posts: 62; Member since: May 10, 2012

Why cuz android looks like crap compare to wp7 ,plus you think that Nokia haven't seen wp8 you don't think they know what's coming of course they do they know is better than android .

5. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Android is a mess for normal people. My cousin ask me to show him how to make a video call Lol. I was searching his phone but still not got it so i recommended him skype to make a video call. Can anyone tell me how to make video call without any 3rd party application on Android......? Android is good but only with quads and dual cores but has a lag.

8. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

You just press on Video Call Of course you need to have a phone and look at the screen and move your finger

9. GENARAL.FUJITA

Posts: 14; Member since: May 23, 2012

U must be using midrange or low Android handsets?

16. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Its not for basic dump computer illiterate people. Android is For tech clever smart people! Ios windows is For dump peoples.

29. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

your first name should be "meaningless" and the second "douchebag"

41. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

U prison. ur doomed....

32. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

you are saying like android was never made for general public but every fool thinks he is a tech clever smart guy while they dont even know that spec sheet is only OS orented more screwup the OS is the more better hardware it will demand

42. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Yeap ios and prison are for grannies old people Little kids unsmart dopeys...... Comparing half Cooked ios to full OS. Android is in the next level. Not For basic users....

69. hepresearch unregistered

I find it hard to believe that comment #16 has more thumbs-up than thumbs-down... especially since it refers to 'dump peoples'... I mean, Android extremists being just as ignorant as iOS extremists... who'd 've guessed!?! I think I'll try to help "equalize" that "situation" there...

22. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

Your problem is that Android allows third party apps to remain in their App Store so people have a choice. Apple just buys one, integrates it and then kicks out the competition for competing against them. Skype is a joke compared to the multiple Apps out there for Video Calling. You not being able to find out how is not Android's fault. It's you being a n00b.

45. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

True a mess for normal people... Ios and prison Is good for him....

3. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

[Darth Vader voice] NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! :( I hope this is wrong or that they change their minds.Symbian still has some life to live, and plenty to improve upon until there's a wider range of Windows Phones from Nokia

4. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Symbian fans need to move on.

7. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

to wp

11. GENARAL.FUJITA

Posts: 14; Member since: May 23, 2012

To ANDROID.....

12. Kimyuna

Posts: 8; Member since: May 10, 2012

To MeeGo/Meltemi/Tizen

73. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

sorry meant to like

20. KOUROS

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

TO IOS...

33. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

well every thing has an end and so will android/IOS/WP so keep moving on and on :P

36. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Android and all other fans also need to move on. THEIR IS ONLY WP FOR NOKIA.

6. thelegend6657 unregistered

At first Iiked elop . Now I wish he go to hell

10. GENARAL.FUJITA

Posts: 14; Member since: May 23, 2012

Agree.

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