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 W7 and W8 said to be Nokia’s first Windows Phones

By on April 14, 2011 at 7:41 AM.

Nokia W7 and W8 said to be Nokia’s first Windows Phones

According to industry insider Eldar Murtazin, a man whose been known as a Nokia seer of sorts over the years, Nokia will make its Windows Phone debut with two new devices, the W7 and the W8. Reportedly, the W7 is being used inside Nokia as a test device and will hit the market first. Rumor has it the W7 will have a hardware design that’s relatively similar to the Nokia X7 that was announced earlier this week. We’d be pumped about that, given that the X7 sports a 4-inch AMOLED screen and is made of stainless steel and glass. Nokia’s second Windows Phone device could be the W8, which Murtazin says will resemble the Nokia N8 — another device with a top notch industrial design. While we’ve heard that Nokia’s first Windows Phone will land in 2012, the wait should be worth it — Murtazin claims that the Finnish phone maker already has a dozen Windows Phones slated to launch next year. More →

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