If you were hoping to hear another announcement of a Symbian phone from Nokia, just forget about it because the Finnish company is done with Symbian. Nokia officially named the Nokia 808 Pureview, a smartphone that boasts of one of the best camera, its last Symbian device during her earnings report earlier in the week.
Windows Phone replaces Symbian
According to Nokia this move is necessary since interest in Symbian has been waning and is projected to continue to wane. The once popular Symbian OS simply has no answer for more recent OS like Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.
Nokia Lumia 1020 offers a similar 41 megapixels PureView camera but runs on Windows Phone.
According to the company while Symbian could only manage 2.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, the more recent Windows Phone smart phones sold 4.4 million units. Sales of Symbian devices has been dropping each quarter, with Windows Phone recording increases, making this a logical move.
Nokia Asha Touch Low cost Phones
Nokia has also positioned the Nokia Asha touch phones to compete in the cheap phone segment with cheap Android phones. Nokia sold 9.3 million Nokia Asha touch devices in Q4, 2012, which is quite impressive for platform that celebrated its one year anniversary in December, 2012.
Nokia 808 Pureview is one of the best camera phones in the market today. It showcases Nokia’s edge in imaging technology with a 41MP sensor and great low light performance. It is indeed a great smartphone for drawing the curtain on the once mighty Symbian OS. If you need details of the last Symbian smart phone, read our Nokia 808 Pureview article.