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iPhone 4 Rival Alert : Last Nokia Symbian Phone To Be Best Ever?

In what seems to be the mobile operating system's swan song (at least as a top range smartphone platform), one source has told BGR that Nokia will launch its last Symbian-based smartphone, and it will be called the Nokia 803.

The device, which could well be the rumoured high-end smartphone which many expect Nokia to launch at Mobile World Congress at the end of the month, could run on Symbian Belle and come with a 4-inch AMOLED screen.

Other features thought to be included are HDMI out, a microSIM, NFC capabilities and what BGR calls the largest camera sensor on any smartphone on the market.

The last of the Symbian high-end devices is expected to be available in May and will supersede the Nokia N8.

It is surprising that Nokia would launch a Symbian smartphone at the top end of the market, given that it has already committed to Windows Phone; even more surprising is that there will be two major releases after the current Belle, called Carla and Donna.

However, Symbian, despite Nokia's new allegiance, is still one of the most popular platforms around, and the N8 has sold more than three million units worldwide.

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