Nokia will stop manufacturing symbian based phone from this summer and will continue selling the phone till stock lasts according to a report by Financial Times. The Symbian platform will be supported until 2016 and the development process has been outsourced to Accenture.
Nokia has just sold 500,000 symbain based handsets in first quarter of 2013-14 which is almost half of 5.6 mn Windows based phone. The last new symbian based phone manfactured company was Nokia 808 Pureview.
As reported in Financial Times, Nokia spokesperson has said, it took Nokia 22 months to get a symbian phone in market, whereas a windows based phone takes less than a year’s time to manufacture. Moreover, windows based provides some advantages over the symbian based.