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Sep 30, 2011

Symbian. Today, Officially Passed the Torch

After placing all bets on Windows Phone, Stephen Elop announced that Nokia would slowly phase out its OG operating system, Symbian. Today, it's officially passed the torch, handing over all Symbian-related duties to Accenture, a consulting and outsourcing firm. 2,300 former Nokia employees will also be repurposed, getting a new name on their paycheck as they tend to the ill-fated OS. The Finnish mainstay says the arrangement will last until at least 2016, and plans to continually roll out updates during this time. Not everyone is hanging on another five years though, as it seems that at least 500 employees have jumped ship or found new gigs within the company since the original announcement predicting 2,800 reassignments. 
 
 

6 comments:

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Agh, that's too bad. I hate it when competition dwindles.

aamedor said...

windows phone was ill fated in a market where android exists without an amazing phone to drive sales for it

Nathan said...

I'll have to let my dad know about this, he's a huge Nokia fan...

Electric Addict said...

about time

Danatoth said...

Leave it to the phone companies
-http://ffxivblogs.blogspot.com/

YeamieWaffles said...

Sad to hear that. Competition is never a bad thing and it's sad to see it weaken like that.