Earlier this week you may have heard that in order to remain relevant in the mobile phone space; Microsoft and Nokia were teaming up. The primary take away out of this latest news was that Nokia would be moving away from its own Symbian operating system and adopting Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS line as its primary OS for its mobile phones going forward. Truthfully, this wasn’t a big surprise we have been speculating for months that Nokia was going to have to adopt a more relevant OS for its devices, either Google’s Android or Microsoft’s Window Phone 7. With that said though that doesn’t negate the fact that current Nokia owners who have phones that run any version of Nokia’s Symbian OS are pretty much screwed, especially the people that just picked up new devices like the E7. What does Nokia expect them to do? They basically just bought a phone who’s OS has just become obsolete.
Now Nokia will say all the right things about how they will continue on their already planned development schedule for the latest version of Symbian, that they just won’t be doing any future development. The real deal on that though is that Nokia customers will more than likely catch a raw deal all the way around and end up with very little support as Nokia focuses on Windows Phone and leaves Symbian to wither and die. It was a necessary move for Nokia but if they knew this could be on their 6-12 month roadmap then they shouldn’t have ever released the latest version of Symbian and the new line of phones running it.
So our question to you Symbian owners, are you pissed or what? How about you new E7 owners, how do you feel? Let us know in the comments.