By Stephen Schenck | February 23, 2012 5:49 PM
Earlier this month, we heard about the Nokia 801, a rumored Symbian smartphone, but we really haven’t been able to get a good read on the handset. At first, there was a rumor that we’d only see one new Symbian, so news of multiple upcoming models had us wondering where the truth really was. Then there was the mystery of what would be the follow-up to Nokia’s N8, which is now looking likely to be the PureView 808. Lastly, we had the picture of the supposed 801 itself, which was clearly just compiled from pre-existing Nokia images. Still, there were some strong voices claiming that the 801 was very much real, so we resigned ourselves to await further news. Today, some new rumors surface around the 801, claiming to reveal some additional details about its release plans.
Supposedly, the 801 would be the very first Nokia to graduate from Belle to Carla, the next revision of the once-Symbian OS. We’ve already seen evidence of work on Carla thanks to bug-tracker postings made on Nokia’s developer site. According to today’s news, Carla is still very much under construction, and that’s why we haven’t heard more about the 801 just yet, and why it’s not expected for the MWC. To get a chance to see the handset, assuming it truly exists, we’ll just have to keep waiting.