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Nokia and Sony Ericsson withdraw handsets

Nokia and Sony Ericsson withdraw handsets

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Sony Ericsson’s Saito was temporarily removed from sale today, along with the Nokia N97

Nokia were left with egg on their faces today when they, along with Sony Ericsson had to withdraw two devices from the UK market due to software issues with Nokia’s Symbian mobile platform. These ‘issues’ were not detailed so we can only assume it was something rather important for such a significant action.

Even though it is under pressure from Google’s Android platform, the Symbian operating system still has huge market share however even Nokia are moving to the Linux based Maemo platform in the coming months. The blow today really verifies that Symbian has some issues that even Nokia want to avoid in the future.

Sony Ericssons official statement is very vague however we are aware of issues with many aspects of the Saito handset, from quality issues with the onboard camera and even software freezing and operating system crashes.

Nokia are having issues with the N97 and Ubergizmo reported that users even trying to buy the phone from the Vodafone UK website are getting a redirection to the newer N97 mini which is apparently a more stable, less crash prone version of the smartphone.

This looks like the first signs that the Symbian platform has had its day, especially with Nokia’s own dramatic move to the Linux Maemo platform.

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