Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 ship with Symbian Anna next Month

Jun 21 2011, 3:09am CDT | by , in News | Mobile Phones

Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 ship with Symbian Anna next Month

Symbian not dead yet.

Nokia announced today that the next Symbian update dubbed Anna will be released in July. New Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 phone will ship with Symbian Anna pre-installed. Existing Symbian phone owners will be able to upgrade end of August to Anna. There will be also 10 new Noka Symbian "smartphones" coming out over the next 12 months.

As reported earlier, Nokia unveiled the cool Nokia N9 running MeeGo. With Nokia likely to release their first Microsoft Windows Phone this fall it really gets confusing. Let's not forget that Nokia also still releases low-end phones with the Series 40 OS. Is offering phones on four different operating systems a smart idea for a struggling company? I highly doubt it. 

Nokia also highlights the strength of their Qt cross-platform developer framework. Nokia says that there are more downloads of Qt apps than ever. The Qt framework is getting extended to MeeGo running N9 now. 

Today marks a good news day for Nokia, but it still leaves me confused. What is the future path of Nokia? Will Nokia Windows Phones be a big or just another OS offering? Why is the exciting N9 MeeGo phone not getting a broader support from Nokia?

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