Its been long enough since Nokia announced Symbian Belle and started shipping few Symbian Belle devices, all existing Symbian Anna users are waiting eagerly and losing their patience for receiving Symbian Belle for their phones. Nokia promised to release Symbian Belle to all Symbian Anna devices in Q4 of 2011. Symbian Belle for N8 already made an appearance at Navifirm for a while and still there is no sign of Symbian Belle officially.
Yesterday, in reply to @vivekkl ‘s question for release date of Symbian Belle for N8, @nokia replied “coming months” .
I have already asked @nokia and @NokiaHelps personally serveral time and up till now they were saying it will come before the last week of Dec ends! Sudden change in release plan? This may be very disappointing. However this is not first time any release is delayed, just remember the delay in Symbian Anna. Well, we may have the same fate for Symbian Belle also. It is also being guessed that release is postponed because of some testing. Some rumors says it will come to Thailand in Feb 2012. Whatever the reason maybe, but this delay is surely going to affect the interest of users.
One thing I will like to say to Nokia is, no doubt, you take great stuff but you are late to bring it to the market and lose the interest of customers. I think, Nokia seriously need to consider this thing.
Many N8 users have already lost their patience (including me) and already running Symbian Belle leaked from Navifirm. And this leak runs pretty fast and with almost no bug! Still we crave for official release because official is official!
@nkumar_ tweeted following pic
Now, this looks a like, Symbian Belle is not really coming this month. It has been postponed for some reason.
If you got any news about this, please let me know.
As the rumors were saying Symbian Belle for N8 should be releasing on week 48 and I predicted it to be released on 29th on one of my tweets. Well, this prediction turned true to some extent. Today, Symbian Belle (v 111..030.0607) for Nokia N8 (RM-596) appeared in Navifirm, reported by many users and blogs. However I was busy giving my exam (>_>)
Currently, only Quality Assurance server is responding but it is not showing Symbian Belle. Remaining two servers are not responding.
It is being said that Symbian Belle is pulled back from for the server. Reason may be, Nokia don’t want to lose the attention from their Nokia Lumia phones. Whatever the reason maybe, but one thing we can be assured about is, we are going to get update OTA soon. Let’s see how long it takes.
One of the member of DailyMobile Forums managed to download all the files and they are uploaded to http://www.multiupload.com/2M6DE8VMBO . You can download them if you are impatient.
Finally. Product External server is responding in Navifirm and showing 111.030.607 update for N8 but no variant! So, Symbian Belle update is pulled from public view. Let’s see, how long they keep it like this.
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.
Continue reading “Nokia E7 – Beautiful Business Companion” »
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.