Nokia plans to phase out the Symbian operating system from its flagship mobile phones within the next three years, it has been revealed.
According to the Really Mobile Project blog, the company has informed developers gathered at a Maemo Only gathering that Symbian will no longer feature on its high-end mobile phones from 2012.
Instead, the luxurious N series mobiles will utilise the Maemo user interface from thereon in, with Symbian relegated to mid-range Nokia mobiles.
News of the company’s intentions comes just days after the official launch of the N900 handset, which is the first from Nokia to feature Linux Maemo. Previously, the operating system has been used exclusively in Finnish firm's range of internet tablets.
Other features of the handset include a powerful RM Cortex-A8 processor and 1GB of dedicated application memory, which combine to enable users to access multiple applications simultaneously with minimal lag.
The N900's enormous processing power has seen it described as closer to a pocket PC that a mobile phone.
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