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FYI. See link.

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Jay

Exclusive: Nokia to Exit Symbian, Low-End Phone Businesses in North America
Published on August 9, 2011
by Ina Fried

Print : Exclusive: Nokia to Exit Symbian, Low-End Phone Businesses in North America

Nokia plans to stop selling both feature phones and Symbian-based smartphones in the United States and Canada as it tries to put all of its muscle behind the company’s huge bet on Windows Phone.


In an interview with AllThingsD, the head of Nokia’s U.S. subsidiary said that the company will also focus exclusively on sales through traditional wireless carriers. In the past, Nokia has sold its smartphones at full price to consumers, after finding carriers unwilling to significantly subsidize or market the products. It has also had a significant — if low margin — business selling low-cost feature phones.