With all spotlights pointed on the direction of Android and Apple all the time (and usually for the right reasons, if I may add), Nokia seemingly appears to be going the way of the dinosaurs.
This is, to say, that Nokia was once a force to reckon with in the high-tech arena but now it’s relegated to the sidelines, only cropping up in stories because of its attempt at claiming its former glory in the field of cutting-edge devices with its Windows Phone strategy and because it still sells a lot of phones. It still sells a lot of feature phones, that is.
That’s why I decided to poke around a bit to look for some latest bits of information about the Finnish company and what it is up to at the moment.
First up, we have Nokia officially denouncing rumors that a Nokia Lumia 910 armed with a 12 megapixel camera is being developed.
The denial comes straight from Damian Dinning, Nokia’s camera chief, in response to a fan asking over Twitter if such a Nokia Lumia 910 with 12MP camera does truly exists.
The Nokia Smart Devices Imaging Experience chief said flat out that this device does not exist. This is a pity because a lot of people were excited about the prospects of an even better camera on the Lumia flagship. But oh well, maybe Nokia has its reasons.
Next up, we might be seeing the last Symbian smartphone to be released by Nokia with the successor to the N8. No, that’s not the N9, as the N9 is already a reality and it is a MeeGo phone.
Anyway, since Nokia announced together with Microsoft at the last Mobile World Congress that it is switching strategies and will be using the Windows Phone platform in the future for its high-end devices, we have been expecting the slow but sure demise of Symbian, Nokia’s own homegrown proprietary mobile operating system.
Nonetheless, Nokia did promise that Symbian will live on in the near-future. It once hinted that it plans to sell another 150 million Symbian smartphones before completely discarding the OS. Nonetheless, even if there are already talk going on about Symbian Carla and Symbian Donna, the Finnish handsets manufacturer is now hinting that it may end Symbian’s life sooner that it itself has expected.
Straight from the horse’s mouth, “We now believe that we will sell fewer Symbian devices than we anticipated,” Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has said.
Anyway, that’s it for now. Are you a Symbian fan? Expecting the 12MP Nokia Lumia 910? Tell us your opinions in the comments below.