Yesterday we heard that Nokia would not be selling the new Nokia N9 MeeGo smartphone in the US, and now it looks like Nokia will be putting an end to sales of all Symbian devices as well, instead they will be concentrating their efforts on Windows Phone 7 devices.
Chris Weber, President of Nokia Inc, which is Nokia’s US subsidiary,
has been talking to All Things D, and has told them that Nokia will be
concentrating all their efforts in the US on Windows Phone 7.
"When we launch Windows Phones
we will essentially be out of the Symbian business, the S40 business,
etc., ” Nokia Inc. President Chris Weber said in an interview. "It will
be Windows Phone and the accessories around that. The reality is if we
are not successful with Windows Phone, it doesn’t matter what we do
Nokia intends to develop their smartphones for North America, and then sell them through the mobile carriers, instead of selling unsubsidized handsets which it has done in the past.
It will be interesting to see if Nokia can crack the US smartphone
market with Windows Phone 7, they have some heavy competition in the
form of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s many Android smartphones which are
produced by a wide range of manufacturers.
Source All Things D