A Finnish television station has discovered that one time mobile phone giant Nokia paid millions in Euros to keep essential software for its Symbian operating system from being used to create malware.
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Nokia Store for Symbian became a time capsule on 1 January.
App developers have been told Nokia will call time on support for the older OSes sooner than expected.
Older Americans may remember Snake on their free Nokia phone, but few ever used Symbian and can't relate to the passion and emotions being expressed on Twitter today.
In the United Arab Emirates, Nokia still holds sway over the market with an OS it abandoned years ago and a three-year-old feature phone.
Two years ago, Nokia ditched Symbian and adopted Windows Phone. What's next for these mobile partners?
'Android before Android': The long, strange history of Symbian and why it matters for Nokia's future
When Nokia decided to ditch Symbian back in 2011, it effectively signed the OS' death warrant. Is history now poised to repeat itself as Nokia squares up to Android in emerging markets?
Nokia showed Symbian developers the door to Accenture. Now, Accenture is showing ex-Nokians the door.
The latest financial report is out from Nokia and things are not looking good. They are seeing success in North American, but falling hard around the world. If they breathe life back into Symbian, can that help outside the US?
Symbian gets a bum rap, particularly in the US, but the latest Belle Feature Pack 1 really is quite functional and modern.
Nokia has reigned in camera phone technology over the years and the 808 PureView demonstrates the pinnacle of their imaging success. However, the camera is partnered with a dead OS that holds it back, especially with a price of $699 before tax and shipping.
The Nokia 808 PureView 41-megapixel camera-equipped smartphone will go on sale in the UK at the end of June, according to the Finnish handset maker.The Nokia 808 PureView may be one of the last Symbian smartphones aimed at developed markets to be released by Nokia.
Microsoft has released mobile versions of its core Office products, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, for Symbian smartphone users.Although they are not yet in the Nokia Store, the apps became available for download via the Nokia software update tool and the PC-based Nokia Suite on Tuesday.
The Microsoft-developed Office Mobile suite is available on a number of the newer Nokia Symbian smartphones, not just on Nokia's Windows Phones.
The switch to Windows Phone is paying off, with sales and releases doing well, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has told the MWC crowd, as he introduced a new low-priced Lumia and a Symbian phone with a 41MP camera
Nokia's flagship Symbian handset.
Can Nokia significantly boost Lumia sales given that sales of Symbian devices are falling off a cliff? Probably not.
Even though Nokia is phasing out the Symbian mobile operating system in favour of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, the software grew its share of all mobile phones in 2011.The OS started the year with a 30.
Phone giant Nokia will not move its headquarters away from Finland, its chief executive Stephen Elop has said.Nokia entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft on 11 Feb that saw the phone giant transition away from its Symbian and MeeGo mobile operating system to Microsoft's Windows Phone OS.
Nokia is holding NokiaWorld 2011 at the Excel exhibition centre in London's docklands this week, and the joint is jumping. Not only did Nokia show two new Windows Phone smartphones, the Lumia 710 and 800, it also unveiled six new "feature phones" at prices going down to about £25.
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