In a branding equivalent of quietly dumping a corpse off a pier in the middle of the night, Nokia is retiring the Symbian moniker for good. Except it’s not dead — now it’s just called Nokia Belle. Belle! Ha! Ha.
Unlike the moment when ATI ceased to be a thing, I doubt anyone will shed a nostalgic tear for Symbian. It was always an awful, putrid piece of phone software, an anchor that dragged Nokia off-course and out of favour. Let’s just pretend it never happened and be glad Nokia’s holding hands with Windows Phone. Belle — hahaha. See you in heck. [Nokia via Engadget]