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Nokia Ditching Symbian for N-Series Phones

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Symbian is being retired for Nokia's flagship range of phones, with the 720p-shooting N8 being the last phone to see the dated OS running on its little body. From now on, it's MeeGo all the way.

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MeeGo, if you remember, is the offspring from Nokia's Maemo platform and Intel's Moblin, and is intended for tablets and smartphones.

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The news was announced by Nokia's spokesperson Doug Dawson, who confirmed that "going forward, N-Series devices will be based on MeeGo."

It's hardly final curtains for Symbian, which will still be used in other low-end devices by Nokia (and Samsung and Sony Ericsson), but it's great that Nokia is finally seeing the light and realizing that people need more from their smartphones now. [Reuters]

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its really sad considering they paid $140 million in 2008 to buy symbian, but I dont really blame them. I am personally tired of symbian and I am glad they are moving on into something else that will actually give them a fighting chance.

And now I have more reason to get the N8, why spend money on a platform that will be discontinued?