RIP Symbian, it’s Nokia Belle now

By on December 22, 2011 at 9:44 AM.

RIP Symbian, it’s Nokia Belle now

It is the end of an era or more accurately close to the end. Nokia has dropped the Symbian branding from its own smartphone OS and is now calling it Nokia Belle - no more Symbian S60 versions, just Nokia and the version name. This move probably comes after Nokia sold and outsourced Symbian toMore →
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N9 and Windows Phone: Banquo’s ghosts at Nokia’s Anna banquet

By on June 30, 2011 at 12:49 AM.

N9 and Windows Phone: Banquo’s ghosts at Nokia’s Anna banquet

It was supposed to be an event to launch the first handsets running Symbian Anna in India - the Nokia X7 and the Nokia E6. And yes, most of the talk from Nokia at the dais was about the devices and the Anna update to Symbian ^3. But looming over the event, rather like a pair of Shakespearean ghosts at a Macbethian banquet, were two names with which Nokia has been associated: Windows Phone and the N9. Many was the media person who asked the Nokia team about the "phone without buttons" (the MeeGo driven N9). And when the floor was thrown open for questioning after the quartet of Gul Panag, Soha Ali Khan, Diandra Soares and Sagarika Ghatge (who we were told symbolised Anna - but THAT is another story) had sashayed down a makeshift ramp with the newly launched handsets, many of the questions that were directed at Viral Oza, Director Marketing, Nokia India, were about what Nokia planned to do with the troika of MeeGo, Symbian and Windows Phone. More →
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Nokia officially launches the E6 and X7

By on June 29, 2011 at 7:54 PM.

Nokia officially launches the E6 and X7

We knew that they were in stores already, but Nokia today officially took the wraps off the E6 and X7 handsets. The devices are the first in India to feature the latest version of Symbian, Anna, and to REALLY stress the fact, Nokia presented four ladies on the stage - Gul Panag, Soha Ali Khan,More →
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Nokia E6 tagged at Rs 17,999, pre-booking open

By on June 15, 2011 at 10:05 PM.

Nokia E6 tagged at Rs 17,999, pre-booking open

There was a time when booking in advance was largely the preserve of Bollywood blockbusters, but of late gadgets have joined the pre-booking bandwagon. The latest to enter the category is Nokia's next touch and type E Series device, the E6. Those wanting to book the device can do so by (take a deep breath,More →
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Hands on with the Nokia E6

By on June 8, 2011 at 3:55 PM.

Hands on with the Nokia E6

Even as Nokia transitions from Symbian to Windows Phone operating system, the handset vendor is still busy tweaking the soon-to-be-defunct platform. Nokia calls this new version of Symbian 'Anna' and will soon launch the E6, which will be one of the first smartphones running this operating system. We spent some time with this 'Touch and Type' smartphone today and we feel that this could be one of the better offerings from Nokia in a long while. The phone feels sturdy to hold and the new user interface comes as a whiff of fresh air. Having said that, Symbian Anna is no where close to Android or iOS, which justifies Nokia's decision to go for Windows Phone. Hit the break for our first impressions and a mega hands-on gallery of the Nokia E6.

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