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ARCchart: Will Nokia Dump Symbian?

Jul 27, 2005, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Nokia's position as the dominant supplier of Symbian handsets has allowed it to wield effective control over Symbian the company. However, ever since the Finnish giant's attempt to purchase Psion's 32% stake was thwarted last year by Symbian's other shareholders, Nokia's commitment to the OS appears to have cooled. Since the beginning of the year, Nokia has decided to license ActiveSync directly from Microsoft even though Symbian struck the same deal with Microsoft, and in May, Nokia announced its 770 tablet device running Linux, not Symbian. These developments have led us to speculate whether Nokia might consider dumping Symbian altogether, porting its Series 60 user interface to a Linux platform: a move which would mirror PalmSource's decision to port its PalmOS to Linux...

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