After Nokia announced that its new handsets would support Windows Phone 7 instead of Symbian, it experienced a sharp drop in developer enthusiasm for the older operating system. But the company doesn’t want developers to give up on Symbian and its 200 million users just yet.
“Just because we’re changing our direction in terms of smartphone platform, it doesn’t mean that the existing platform is completely broken,” said Nokia’s Vlasta Berka. “We still have obligations to our users, developers, business partners, and customers.”
Berka added, “Symbian is here to stay. Symbian will still be around, but it’s just going to go somewhere around the corner.”