Friday, February 11, 2011

How Fate Symbian and MeeGo?

Nokia has officially adopted the OS Windows 7 Phone from Microsoft. Finnish vendor in the reality will make WP 7 as the primary or main software products smartphone.

Questions were raised, what about the fate of the Symbian OS which has been a mainstay in the realm of Nokia smartphone? MeeGo Similarly, the OS is still developed by Nokia together with Intel.

As quoted from Computerworld on Thursday (02/11/2011), Nokia sure is not going to get rid of Symbian or MeeGo. Nokia even still expect the Symbian-based devices sold well.

"With Windows Phone Nokia plans as a major smartphone platform, Symbian will be a platform franchise. The strategy is to maintain and mentransisi base of 200 million Symbian owners. Nokia expects to sell about 150 million Symbian handsets again in the coming years," Nokia said in a statement.

Apparently, Nokia tried to keep the loyalty of users of Symbian, but on the other side trying to direct them to the WP-based mobile platform 7.

"In the new strategy, MeeGo will be open source, mobile operating system project. MeeGo will be placed in the exploration of long-term market for the device, platform and user experience of next generation. Nokia still plans to ship the product MeeGo this year," added Nokia