Don’t write off Symbian just yet, despite the company having some trouble being relevant in the world of smartphones in this day and age. Both Fujitsu and Sharp have introduced another 11 more smartphone models which are powered by the Symbian operating system – a pretty strange move since Nokia’s software platform has been waning for quite some time already. Despite Symbian being the largest smartphone operating system currently, residing on over 400 million handsets since 2000, it has lost plenty of ground ever since the Apple iPhone was introduced three years ago, with other handset manufacturers such as Samsung and Sony Ericsson ditching Symbian since. Since Japan is a highly niche market, this probably won’t be able to affect Symbian’s market share much on a global basis.
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