In preparation for honoring its commitments to make Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system Nokia's primary OS going forward, the Finnish cell phone maker will stop selling Symbian smartphones and feature phones in the U.S. and Canada, according to All Things D.
In addition, Nokia will apparently wave goodbye to its traditional model of selling many of its higher-end phones unlocked, says All Things D's Ina Fried, and will work more closely with wireless carriers to price and distribute Nokia's Windows Phones. This is a wise move that will give Nokia its best chance for competing against other Windows Phone vendors, and subsidized Android phones as well.
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"When we launch Windows Phones we will essentially be out of the Symbian business, the S40 business, etc.," Nokia's U.S. President, Chris Weber, told Fried in a story published today.
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