Nokia N8: The last N Series Phone
We all know Nokia is firing on all cylinders when it comes to windows phone, Symbian is expected to be decommissioned in 2016 or sooner really, depending on how well windows phone does before then.
We also heard rumors on how FP2 was the update for Symbian devices, a rumor Nokia addressed to not be true and confirmed Symbian is still being worked on.
That's expected news, after all, we were promised 2016 as the Symbiapocalyse.
But wait, supporting/developing on Symbian and making new Symbian phones are 2 totally different things.
Nokia has confirmed they will still maintain the Symbian OS, but will we ever see a new Symbian phone between now and 2016?
When Nokia created the N series line-up (dunno what the N ever stood for), it was focused on multi-media stuff. The first N series phones being the N70 and N90 and currently the last N series phone ever produced was the Nokia N8 released a couple of years ago in 2010.
I went to Nokia's official N Series webpage and found this
Apparently, the site is down for a short time, so what is a short time? now till 2016?
However, there is a drop down box that allows you to pick a country, but when you do it only takes to that country's official Nokia page and the first thing you see there of course is a Lumia.
So is this the N8 the last N Series phone? if it turns out to be, I would be glad, I would never have picked any other Nokia model to end the line of N Series phones that started with the N90, which ironically was the first child of the Nokia/Carls Zeiss partnership.
So what do you think? will we see new N series phones? what are your thoughts on N8 being the last N series phone?
[update] I didn't think about it earlier, but the N9 is indeed the last N series phone, I just had Symbian in mind when I wrote this article.