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.