Nokia are kissing Symbian goodbye in the light of Windows Phone 7 development really kicking off for the arrival Mango (opens in new tab). They have now finalized the development and support outsource for Symbian to Accenture who will hold it through 2016. Nokia will move 2,800 employees from around the world over to Accenture through the outsourcing, while their WP7 team remain hard at work for a rumoured October 26th launch (opens in new tab).
Accenture will also work closely with majority-owned Avanade, a technology service company, to aid Nokia in the future with a Microsoft technology focus.
Check the press release after the break.
Source: Engadget (opens in new tab), via Pocket-lint
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Is that a Nokia tablet? neat.
With large, easy to see pixels! :D
Well, if Accenture is involved - that's the end of Symbian for sure.
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