Ever since Symbian Belle first arrived on the 700 and 701, we’ve been wondering when Belle updates would become available to other recent-model Symbian phones. Nokia keeps a web page up that shows off some of the system’s features, as well as contains the latest status news on these updates to existing hardware. Recently, those notes have been all over the place, including briefly claiming that Belle was already available for a few of the models in question. It’s back to behaving now, and has been recently updated to include info on a few more phones.
Nokia now claims that Belle will “soon be available” for the X7, E7, N8, E6, and 500 models; the E7 and N8 are the latest pair to join the list. Separately, Nokia has said the updates will drop before the end of the year, but we’re hoping “soon” means a whole lot sooner than New Year’s Eve. There was one rumor claiming at least some of those updates would be out by today, but it’s apparently fizzled.