July 22, 2005

Will Nokia Dump Symbian?

Nokia’s huge handset market share has meant that the handset vendor is, by far, the primary conduit for the Symbian OS into the marketplace. In addition, Nokia has been the only handset vendor to develop a set of user interfaces – Series 60, 80 and 90 - which provide the graphical finish necessary to make Symbian a full-featured operating system. This allowed Nokia to wield effective control over the company and the OS. Readers will recall that BluePrint has often suggested that it would be financially in Nokia’s interest to simply acquire Symbian outright.

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