So this is why Samsung announced bada. That new OS will replace Symbian starting in 2010, according to Samsung's senior VP, Don Joo Lee. (No worries, Samsung will continue to sell Windows Mobile and Android handsets.) But as for Symbian, the OS will certainly take a hit without a piece of Samsung's 200 million or so phones shipping yearly (a figure based upon their expected 2009 numbers). Ouch. [DigiTimes via techblips UberGizmo]