Nokia outsources Symbian

A new strategic collaboration between Nokia and Accenture has seen the mobile firm move its software activities and 3,000 employees to a new partner.

It’s another dramatic twist in the story of Symbian, which was originally co-owned by a group of handset makers, then went open source in the sole hands of Nokia, and has now been handed over to Accenture.

Pretty extraordinary that Nokia is effectively getting out of software development for its once-mighty OS.

Of course, Nokia still talks up the platform, adamant it will sell 150m devices this year. But the real focus will be on WinPho following its agreement with Microsoft.

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