Nokia has been good with cameras in its high-end smartphones, in particular with its PureView 808 smartphone, which had a revolutionary 41-megapixel camera. When it comes to imaging in smartphones the next you think about is photo sharing and Nokia’s Symbian portfolio has been particularly lagging in this respect. The gallery lacked features with regards to sharing content on social networks. However, an update is being rolled out that makes sharing photos from the gallery to a social network much easier. This update is meant for all Symbian Belle feature pack 2 smartphones including the PureView 808, which also is officially the last Symbian device that Nokia will make. More →
As promised by Nokia before, the Nokia Belle update has been released today for the Nokia N8, E7, E6, X7, C6-01, C7 and the Oro. This much-anticipated update will bring you six customizable homescreens, new features such as imaging apps with HD video recording at 30 fps and an improved browser. There's no Over-The-Air update available this time due to some technical reasons, so you need to have the latest Nokia Suite (3.3 or later) on your Windows PC to be able to update your device. Nokia has made a dedicated video for a step-by-step download tutorial. Hit the break to check it out.. More →
Last year when Nokia changed the name of the Symbian Belle OS to Nokia Belle, it also mentioned that the Belle update will be released in February 2012. Now, news is abuzz that the Finnish giant will most likely be rolling-out the the Nokia Belle update starting from February 8 for the Nokia N8, E7, E6, X7, C6-01, C7 and Oro. Folks at the Nokianesia Blog spotted this ad above on Nokia Vietnam website. Of course, this update will be released globally and won't just be available for Vietnam. Stay tuned in for more information... Read
Nokia 603 is now available online in India at LetsBuy for Rs 14,285. For now, the smartphone is only available in Black color. It was announced a few months ago by the Finnish giant and is based on the Nokia Belle Operating System (earlier known as the Symbian Belle). The Nokia 603 offers a 3.5-inch (640 x 360 pixels) ClearBlack display, offers six home screens and comes with six swappable rear covers in a variety of colors. It is powered by a 1GHz processor, sports a 5.0MP shooter at the back which can record 720p HD videos at 30fps, comes with an inbuilt memory of 512MB (extensible up to 32GB) and offers connectivity features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Nokia 603 is the seventh Nokia handset to have incorporated an NFC chip. Hit here to order one for yourself!
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 to Accenture, which would mean it does not own the Symbian trademark anymore. Nokia also announced it will release the Belle update for the Nokia N8, E7, E6, X7, C6-01, C7, and Oro starting from February 2012. However, new units of the Nokia N8 that will be shipped from its manufacturing facilities now will come with Belle on them.
Announced in August, the Nokia 500 is now available for pre-order with online retailer Flipkart for Rs 10,200. The 500 runs on Symbian Anna and features a 1GHz processor, a 5.0 MP camera, 3.2-inch 640x360 pixel display, Wi-Fi and GPS. It has 2GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 32GB. It comes with two additional exchangeable back covers. Nokia is expected to release the latest Symbian Belle update for the 500 towards the end of this year. It is We expect Nokia to officially launch the 500 in India soon. Read on for the complete specifications of the Nokia 500.
We have just received an official statement from Nokia confirming it has cancelled plans to ship the 600 Symbian Belle smartphone. It was noticed earlier this week that Nokia had removed the device from its global as well as regional sites without citing any reason. Eldar Murtazin had then claimed poor response from operators to carry the device was the reason behind canning the phone. Here's the statement Nokia sent us today:
After careful consideration, we have decided not to ship the Nokia 600 to markets. We continuously refine our portfolio to bring consumers the best possible range of devices to meet their diverse needs.At the moment, the 701 is the only product from the trio (600 and 700 being the other two) that has been launched in India. At the announcement of these products in India, Nokia had mentioned an October release. Considering the 700 is still active on Nokia's websites, it should be a matter of weeks if not days before it is launched in India.
Nokia has just announced the 603 smartphone based on the Symbian Belle OS at an event in Turkey. The phone has a 3.5-inch (640 x 360 pixels) ClearBlack display, offers six home screens and comes with six swappable rear covers in a variety of colors. It is powered by a 1GHz processor, has 5.0MP shooter at the back which can shoot 720p HD videos at 30fps and offers connectivity features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Nokia 603 is the seventh Nokia handset to have incorporated an NFC chip. The phone comes preloaded with some entertainment apps like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Shazam, YouTube and a host of office apps such as Microsoft Office Communicator, Quick Office, Adobe PDF reader and Vlingo. Nokia claims a talk-time of 7 hours. It will start shipping in Q4 and is expected to cost around Rs 13,500 before taxes and subsidies.
Last week, Nokia invited us along with a select group of bloggers for an offsite event to showcase its upcoming Symbian Belle devices, which are expected to be launched in India later this week. The smartphones - 600, 700 and 701 - form a new wave of Symbian devices, all running on a 1GHz processors and a revamped UI that makes it slightly more intuitive to use with a better touch interface. Surprisingly, specs and feature updates were not the main focus of Nokia's spokespeople at the event. Instead, most of the time was spent on NFC and how Nokia will differentiate its offerings and user experience from its competitors. Hit the break to continue reading. More →
Nokia today announced via Twitter it has started shipping the 700 and 701 smartphones that run on the latest version of Symbian OS called Belle. Both the smartphones run on 1GHz processors and have NFC capabilities to transfer files and pair compatible Bluetooth headsets. We can confirm that the two phones will be available in India sometime around the end of September or early October. In the meanwhile, you can read more about the Nokia 700 and 701 here and check out what's new in Symbian Belle here.