It’s been many days since I have had Nokia E7 in my hand, but couldn’t post the review. Well, I have been little busy with college because term end came and submission and all that started. Anyway, I am writing review now. Few weeks ago WOMWorldNokia (now @Nokia_Connects ) sent me a review unit of Nokia E7 and I am still playing around with it. My Nokia N8 is still at Nokia Care for last couple of weeks as for further service and due to holidays of Diwali. So I was completely over Nokia E7 and being one and only phone with me, I got to know it much deeply than I may have got along with N8. All I can say now is, it was very nice time with Nokia E7.
Anyways, I have been user of Nokia N8 for more than a year now and Nokia E7, like a cousin of Nokia N8, contains many similarities with Nokia N8 in design and spces, so my review will take many points of the devices from the perspective of a Nokia N8 user.
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Everybody is waiting for Symbian Belle, first big update taking major changes in Symbian’s Traditional UI. There are few phones already out running Belle and teasing existing Symbian Anna users. Well, your waiting ends now.
According to Nokia Tweet, Nokia France, by mistake, leaked that Symbian Belle is rolling out officially for all existing Symbian Anna devices on 26 October, on the same day Nokia World 2011 is starting. Lets, see how true this thing is. Around 19 days and you will know.
After Nokia announcing dropping of Ovi branding, you will have seen Ovi being dropped gradually, first social accounts then website etc, and finally Ovi Store is going to be replaced by Nokia Store.
Before Nokia Store is pushed as Software Update, Nokia has given its sneak peak to its betalab testers.
Nokia said on Betalabs:
We are offering members of the Nokia Beta Labs community a preview of the new Store client. Please help us in testing it before it is deployed in a software update.
This beta Store client will replace the current Store client on your Symbian^3 or Symbian Anna device, and it supports nearly all of the features as the official Store client (Web Runtime). The key new features this client brings include:
- Easier navigation
- Improved product details view, for a rich and fluid discovery experience
- Quicker, smoother and more responsive than WRT client
This new Nokia Store has Symbian Belle look. You can see that Belle style Status Bar and Toolbar at bottom. New store is made using QML components. Looks is quite stylish and smoother experience. Now there is no more blank tables when apps are being loaded but it is replaced by a rotating animation.
Well, seeing all these updates coming soon, I can say, we, N8 and first batch of S^3 devices, are getting Symbian Belle soon.
Last month, Nokia announced Nokia 701, with its brand new Symbian OS, Symbian Belle. It was expected that it will be launched in India on 28 septemeber but it is available on India Plaza now, at Rs. 16,999. If you can’t wait for official launch, just head over to http://l.ksg91.com/op31uT
Price of the phone is displayed Rs. 18,999 but as an offer you get it for just Rs. 16,999. IMO, it is priced pretty well.
This new Nokia 701 features 1 GHz processor, 3.5″ IPS-LCD display with nHD resolution , 8GB Internal Memory and 512 MB RAM. For more specific specification visit above link.
As I posted yesterday here , Today Nokia at an event at Hong Kong announced Symbian Belle officially and announced new three phones 600, 700 and 701.
You can see the tech specs’ comparision of above three phones here: – http://l.ksg91.com/r43jkB
These phones will be launched in Q3 2011. Symbian Belle will be available for N8, E7, C7, etc in Q4 (hoping they meant 2011 :P)
This event has been very interesting for Symbian fans. Kudos, Nokia!
Nokia has something new for all us in its Facebook Fan Page.
Check it https://www.facebook.com/nokia?sk=app_222130677837526
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Teased?? There is much more to be teased about!
Nokia put this countdown for 48 hours. This flash file initially had url
Got idea what is main teaser? It is something to do with new Symbian Belle. Its going to be official in 23 hours!
After that, url being noticed by several persons and posted on few blogs, nokia changed url to https://facebookapps.nokia.com/somethingnew/TeaserMain.swf
Dear Nokia, don’t you think you are too late to do that?
Anyway, it is expected that Nokia is also going to announce its new handsets like 600, 700 and 701. Whatever it may be, its going to be quite exciting just because its belle! If you have any update on this, do post it in comments.
17th and 18th Aug would be one of the happiest day for Symbian^3 users. Most awaited Symbian Anna became available on 17th Evening (IST) via Nokia Care Suite only but later next morning, it was available via OTA as posted here: http://l.ksg91.com/paas0N
Nokia, along with N8, released Symbian Anna for other first generation Symbian^3 phones – C7, E7 and C6-01. It is available in European and Asian markets including the UK, France, Russia, Indonesia, China and India and more countries in upcoming three weeks.
Well, now back to the topic, Symbian Anna update was 25 MB in size.
Symbian Anna update was followed by the four updates from SW Update.
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The most awaited Symbian^3 update, Symbian Anna, for Nokia N8 finally started rolling out yesterday evening. It was first available through only Nokia Care Suite. But finally before several minutes, It became available Over the air.
To update your Nokia N8 simply follow three steps:
- Press *#0000#
- Check for Update
- Accept and Done!
If you are trying to find this update in SWUpdate from menu, it won’t show it there.
As you can see in image above, its just around 25 MB.
I will posting more about this after I finish installing this on my Nokia N8.
Last night, suddenly, my twitter timeline was filled with Symbian Belle leak tweets. I checked few sources and all seems to say its valid news. I really wanted to blog about this but I was too sleepy and already in my bed. So as soon as I waked up, I decided to blog about it.
Symbian Belle! Really, it is a dream OS for any Symbian Lover. Symbian Anna is not yet officially available for Nokia N8 and still Symbian Belle, major FW update, leak must be a great news.
orvvan from Daily Mobile Forum, posted that he has already tested this Belle FW on his Nokia N8 and uploaded test video on youtube.
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