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Samsung Has a Symbian Device in the Works


Posted on April 23rd, by Evan Selleck in archive. No Comments

Samsung continues to surprise. While there’s been all sorts of rumors around the mill lately that Samsung would halt support of Nokia’s Symbian platform, all of that could be hogwash if an unnamed employee is to be believed. And while many considered the rumor of axing Symbian to be true, considering Samsung has their own Bada OS to focus on (plus future handsets featuring Android and Windows Phone 7), it seems that Samsung isn’t quite ready to pull the plug.

While there’s absolutely no information to provide regarding the handset, we do believe that Samsung does indeed have a device in the works. According to the employee, Samsung is going to release the handset by the end of the year, and it will feature Nokia’s Symbian Operating System. Will there be any kind of User Interface modifications, like Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz UI? We don’t know, but we could probably count on it.

We’ll have to keep our ear close to the ground on this one, as we’re just as interested as anyone else to see what kind of hardware Samsung would put around a Symbian device. As soon as we hear anything else in regards to Samsung’s hidden Symbian device, we’ll be sure to pass it along. But, at least you know it’s (potentially) coming, right? And knowing is half the battle, so they say.

[via Tweakers]