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

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
 

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15 Comments

1. ps1001

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 14, 2010

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

2. baztah

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

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

3. Alex unregistered

at least i cane gat the Nokia e 7

4. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 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.

5. Baltaza7

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 12, 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.

6. Baltaza7

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

*but* Symbian just feels like home.

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.

8. seven

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

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

9. KIANO

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 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.

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.!

10. rafaelinux

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 29, 2009

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

11. Preetam unregistered

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

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

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

15. ribbonsalmark

Posts: 84; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

Nokia aka Microsoft

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