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Nokia slashes Q2 outlook as Symbian woes continue; Hopes WP7.1 will save all in Q4

Nokia slashes Q2 outlook as Symbian woes continue; Hopes WP7.1 will save all in Q4

Nokia has already frustrated recent Symbian device owners today, by releasing the Anna-toting E6 and X7 but not an upgrade for existing handsets to the newest version of the platform. Now the company is upsetting investors, with a warning that its Q2 2011 financial results will be worse than previously expected. Demand for existing handsets has slumped, leading Nokia to predict net sales "substantially below" the earlier estimate of €6.1bn to €6.6bn.

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Nokia X7 and E6 now shipping with Symbian Anna

Nokia X7 and E6 now shipping with Symbian Anna

Nokia's first two Symbian "Anna" handsets, running the updated version of the Symbian OS, are now shipping. The Nokia E6 and Nokia X7, announced in April, will each get the new, faster browser, a native portrait-orientation QWERTY keyboard, and a boosted version of Ovi Maps with public transport routes among other tweaks. Meanwhile, the Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6 will get an Anna update "in the coming months."

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Nokia Promises Symbian Updates Until 2016

Nokia Promises Symbian Updates Until 2016

Although Nokia is switching platforms to the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango for its new lineup, it won't completely ditch its Symbian followers. In a recent interview with Nokia Conversations blog, China Edition, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop not only reiterated that the company will continue to support Symbian for a period of time, but that it would do so until at least 2016.

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Symbian-based SYMBEOSE axed before EU splashes its €22m

Symbian-based SYMBEOSE axed before EU splashes its €22m

Remember SYMBEOSE? The open-source project prompted no shortage of scratched heads late last year, when the European Commission revealed it planned to inject €22m ($31m) into turning Symbian into the "Embedded Operating System for Europe." Now, with Symbian's future well off Nokia's long term to-do list, it's been confirmed that the SYMBEOSE plans have been scrapped, and thankfully before a Euro has been spent.

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iOS/Apple Still on Top in MobileMix Study

iOS/Apple Still on Top in MobileMix Study

Behold the statistics! Millenial Media has put out their MobileMix report for April 2011 showing device and manufacturer data, device OS mix, and global mobile developer trends. Essentially everything appears to be turning up tops for Apple save for the smartphone OS Mix which has Android ahead by a country mile. Revenue for apps has about the same lead over all other platforms save for Android in a 50% / 39% comparison while Global OS impressions in Millenial Media's network grew 47% since January, trailed by Android, RIM, and Symbian with 19%, 17%, and 5% also all since January of this year. This whole study, again, is as of April 2011.

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Nokia phone/tablet strategy leak alleges Windows 8 slates and Vanjoki “backup”

Nokia phone/tablet strategy leak alleges Windows 8 slates and Vanjoki “backup”

Details on Nokia's alleged phone and tablet strategy for 2012 and 2013 have emerged, suggesting that the company is indeed looking to Windows 8 for its slates and that Maemo 6 will be rolled out for one final hurrah before being effectively dropped. Arch insider Eldar Murtazin has spilt the beans, claiming that Nokia is looking to release 5-7 mid-to-high end Symbian^3 handsets in 2012, along with a single tablet.

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Nokia is working on new Vertu smartphone

Nokia is working on new Vertu smartphone

Nokia has been busy the last few months since it landed a new CEO. The company has shunned Android, one of the most popular mobile operating systems and instead went with Windows Phone, one of the least popular operating systems around. The company is also hurting badly and has axed a large number of workers, and moved Symbian off to another firm.

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