Nokia pulls Symbian from North America: Sales indicate no one cares

Nokia pulls Symbian from North America: Sales indicate no one cares

Summary: Nokia is pulling its Symbian from North America and judging from the sales figures few will notice or care.

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Nokia is pulling its Symbian from North America and you'll be lucky if a dozen people notice.

AllThingsD's Ina Fried reported that Nokia will stop selling Symbian feature and smart devices in North America. Nokia is betting on Windows Phone 7.

On the surface, Nokia's move sounds like a big deal. The numbers, however, indicate that Symbian's retreat from North America may be the biggest afterthought going in the tech market. How so?

If you didn't follow Nokia day-to-day you would swear that North America was already a Symbian-free zone. Judging from Nokia's U.S. presence---or lack of it---there may be a few people in Canada that give a hoot.

So far in 2011, Nokia has only moved 2.7 million units in North America.

Also: Nokia drops Symbian, feature phones in North America

Topics: Operating Systems, Enterprise Software, Nokia, Software, Windows

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  • They should have dropped Symbian a while ago

    it was evident that nobody was ineterested in Symbian.
    William Farrell
    • RE: Nokia pulls Symbian from North America: Sales indicate no one cares

      @William Farrell +1
      Bates_
  • RE: Nokia pulls Symbian from North America: Sales indicate no one cares

    I cannot honestly remember the last time I saw a Nokia phone. I thought they pulled out a long time ago.
    Rick_Kl
  • Nope

    In Canada I have only ever seen two Symbian devices. No one here cares about them either...
    KSLGW95
  • Well, there are several thousand people working for Nokia in several...

    ...locations in North America who probably care, but other than that, well...
    Atlant
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    monclera
  • RE: Nokia pulls Symbian from North America: Sales indicate no one cares

    For what it's worth, I care. Nokia quit getting much press about the time that iPhone came on the scene. Even zdnet did not have a Nokia/Symiban section under the mobile dropdown for a long time (even when Nokia/Symbian was still pretty relevant). It feel off to many people's radar. Nokia CEO Elop either designed Nokia strategy for Symbian to tank this quickly or he is an idiot. You figure out which one. In my opinion it could have been handled MUCH better.
    jkohut