Nokia launches new phones, still Symbian

So when will Windows Phone 7 start taking over exactly?

While the only thing worth talking about over at Nokia over the last year was its deal with Microsoft to start releasing Nokia phone powered by Windows Phone 7, the company still has several months before it is ready to start releasing anything into the wild.

As such, it has to carry on as though the big deal isn’t part of the equation, and it just released two new phones powered by the now-outdated Symbian operating system.

Symbian, created and owned by Nokia, still carries a very strong presence in parts of the world that, well, aren’t America. Especially in third-world countries, where features phones or low-end smartphones are treated with the same kind of attention as full-size computers are here, Nokia is the king.

It’s because of that statistic that Symbian used to still edge out Android as the leading mobile platform, but just in the last couple months, that changed. Android is now the most commonly used smartphone operating system.

“With these new products and more Symbian devices and user enhancements coming in the near future, we are confident we can keep existing Nokia smartphone customers engaged, as well as attract new first-time and competitor smartphone users,” said Nokia as quoted by the Wall Street Journal.