Will S40 based phones also be discontinued after Symbian?

susendeep dutta August 8, 2011
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After Nokia’s adoption of Windows Mobile 7 as their primary OS, will this result in the end of S40 based phones? Will they ever manufacture any non-smartphone in the future after the death of Symbian?

  1. Saikat Basu
    August 9, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Here's what a news item dated March says -

    Still the company promised that it won't be
    dropping the Symbian^3 support immediately even if their first devices
    with the Microsoft turn out to be a huge success. Nokia says that it
    will be offering some support until the natural lifecycle of the
    Symbian^3 smartphones has ended in an attempt to convince users to
    switch to the WP7 after that.

    On some markets such as China, India, Russia and Turkey, the
    Symbian^3 smartphone platform will continue to be marketed alongside
    Windows Phone 7.
    [Source]Nokia has also managed to form an agreement with Accenture,
    which as an outsourcing program will do the job of developing Symbian
    based software and also provide support services to Nokia through 2016.But all in all, it does represent a major shift in focus and that's not a great sign in terms of the highly competitive mobile market.

    • Susendeep Dutta
      August 9, 2011 at 7:35 am

      Still do Nokia will decline S40 based phones too after a certain time period?