Symbian Bullish On The Future

Apple’s iPhone might be leaping up the smart phone charts, but don’t tell that to the guys from Symbian, who saw 77.3 million Symbian OS phones shipped during 2007, up 50 percent from 51.7 million units in 2006. The number of handsets with Symbian OS stood at 141 at end of 2007. The company is feeling pretty bullish, mostly because of its expansion in hot Asian handset markets like China & Japan. Nokia and others are doing their part to add more interesting handsets to the mix, as we noted yesterday.