Symbian Is Dead

In a branding equivalent of quietly dumping a corpse off a pier in the middle of the night, Nokia is retiring the Symbian moniker for good. Except it's not dead—now it's just called Nokia Belle. Belle! Ha! Ha.

Unlike the moment when ATI ceased to be a thing, I doubt anyone will shed a nostalgic tear for Symbian. It was always an awful, putrid piece of phone software, an anchor that dragged Nokia off-course and out of favor. Let's just pretend it never happened and be glad Nokia's holding hands with Windows Phone. Belle—hahaha. See you in heck. [Nokia via Engadget]