Symbian Developers After Nokia Goes Windows Phone 7

By Posted 12 Feb 2011, 14:02

Some of you may well remember the rumors that began surfacing back in September of last year, which suggested that Nokia was possibly thinking of running the Windows Phone 7 operating system on its future smartphones devices.

Well it now appears that they weren’t rumors after all. As Jamie Pert reported yesterday, the Finland-based mobile phone manufacturer has just announced that it is now axing the Symbian operating system, in favor of using the WP7 OS instead.

This decision obviously has a massive affect on Symbian developers, who now have to figure out what to do after Nokia turns to Windows Phone 7. As Peter Sayer at pcworld.com notes, Symbian developers have now got a couple of options.

One of the obvious choices would be to pick another platform to develop for, and no doubt other platforms will now be working on winning the Symbian developers over. The other option would be to perhaps retrain and just work with Nokia’s new partner.

Company executives said that Nokia will be doing everything they can to help developers code for the Windows Phone 7 OS. As Ray Willington at hothardware.com recently reported, around 1500 Nokia employees walked out of the Tampere plant after hearing the news yesterday.

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