Earlier today when Nokia released their finanicial reports for Q4 2012, they stated that 808 PureView was the last Symbian device from the company. Nokia pulled the plug on Symbian in February 2011 calling it “burning platform” because it was failing to compete with android and iphone who stole the smartphone market from Symbian. So it was obvious that Nokia would stop making Symbian devices some day. And Nokia has also committed Microsoft’s Windows Phone fully while improving their low end Asha series running on S40. Despite of Nokia’s reduced support; it still managed to sell in good numbers till last quarter. In Q4 2012, Nokia shipped 2.2 million Symbian handsets compared to 4.4 million Lumia handsets.
Nokia 808 PureView also showed Nokia’s excellency in imaging with mindblowing 41 MP camera which also blew away the competition. We are likely to see the same intelligence carried to the Windows Phone platform as we’re hearing the rumors of Nokia EOS.
Symbian once enjoyed the biggest smartphone market share. Symbian was an advanced OS with support for true-multi-tasking, 3rd party apps and more. Many people had their first smartphone experience with Symbian OS. All the Symbian fanboys are deeply gonna miss their lovely OS.