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A Nokia Exec told Hindustan Times (HT) that Nokia is planning to release 12 more smartphones in 2011. We could even see some of these phones this month. Don’t expect any Nokia Windows phones, though. Those devices probably won’t come out until next year. Nokia expects to sell millions of Symbian devices in years to come, so I’ll assume most of the 12 upcoming smartphones this year will be running that OS.
We got a demo of Poynt during the announcement of T-mobile Nokia Astound at CTIA. It’s an all-in-one tool to connect you with local businesses, retailers and events while you’re on the go. You can get reviews, reservations, directions, trailers, listings, and tickets. It’s free, so go check it out.
The Mobbler team tweeted that a new version (2.10) was released today, so I made a video to show you how it looks like. Here’s a quick look at Mobbler, a Last.fm radio player for Symbian. You can listen to music depending on tags, artists, recommendations, and more. If you’re familiar with Pandora on other platforms, this app is like that but with more options.
Here’s a quick look at a Symbian app that helps me out a lot on this blog. It’s called the Best Screen Snap by Smartphoneware. Once installed, the icon just says ScreenSnap. The app lets you capture screenshots on your smartphone and save them to the phone gallery. You can then transfer it to the desktop or upload it to your imaging hosts.
If you’re still thinking Symbian will linger around, don’t count on it. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and CFO Timo Ihamuotila shared a slide during this morning’s briefing that paints a very clear picture. Symbian is heading into extinction. Windows Phone is the future for Nokia. Slide after the jump.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop did not explain what Nokia’s doing with MeeGo and Symbian in his open letter, but they were outlined in a following press release. Symbian becomes a franchise platform, while MeeGo becomes an open-source, mobile operating system project. Details after the jump.
Let’s take a little break from the Windows and Nokia rumors. We just received a few screenshots of the Symbian PR2.0 update. You get to preview the new browser and portrait keyboard that were missing in PR1.1. Sorry, but no word yet on when to expect it. I hope it’s sooner than later.
Symbian software update 1.1 started to roll out and Nokia Conversations posted the changes. The update is available from today for the Nokia C7 and will be available for the Nokia N8 and C6-01 next week. My initial reaction to changelog is, “That’s it?” Take a look at the list after the jump.
Google’s Android has overtaken Symbian as the smart phone platform leader according to research firm Canalys. Shipments of Android-based smart phones reached 32.9 million in Q4 2010, while devices running Nokia’s Symbian platform trailed slightly at 31.0 million worldwide. While this is certainly bad news, Nokia remains the leading vendor. This reports tells us the total shipments of Android devices from LG, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, and others combined just slightly beat Nokia.
Less than a month from now, Nokia will present their strategy for the upcoming year to shareholders and analysts at an event called Capital Markets Day. Rumors about adopting Android and Windows Phone 7 in Nokia devices have been brought up several times before, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to have another analyst today telling Forbes that Nokia is better off without Symbian.