Following this morningâ€™s landmark agreement between Nokia and Microsoft, the Finnish manufacturer has reiterated its commitment to Series 40 for emerging markets in a prepared statement:
"Our challenge is to connect the unconnected and help remove the barriers that prevent people from being included in the full benefits of the information age. This is where Series 40 comes into play. We are investing in future assets that deliver an affordable, highly competitive and consumer-focused mobile experience to the traditional Series 40 consumer. Our ambition is nothing short of delivering the best low-cost devices that deliver the richest experiences and applications that our consumers will love."
This follows earlier statements this morning about the future of Symbian and MeeGo, with Symbian being phased out in the next few years following planned shipments of 150 million Symbian-based devices and MeeGo being relegated to an experimental project.