Nokia confirms PureView 808 was the last Symbian smartphone

Nokia has confirmed that the PureView 808 was the last smartphone to be powered by the Symbian OS. Over the last year Nokia has been making a transition to Windows Phone, with its Lumia line of smartphones. Nevertheless it had released the 41-megapixel behemoth, the PureView 808 at MWC 2012 to showcase its hardware leadership and hardware innovation.

“During our transition to Windows Phone through 2012, we continued to ship devices based on Symbian. The Nokia 808 PureView, a device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid-2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia,” Nokia revealed in its full-year 2012 earnings result.

For long it was rumored that the PureView 808 would be the last Symbian powered smartphone, but it’s only now that the company has confirmed the fact. Symbian’s sudden decline in the smartphone OS has been largely cited as the reason behind Nokia’s descent from its leadership position.

The fourth quarter of 2012 marked the first quarter ever when Lumia smartphone shipments exceeded Symbian smartphones. Nokia shipped 4.4 million Lumia smartphones as opposed to just 2.2 million Symbian devices in the quarter.

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