Posts tagged with: Symbian Anna
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    Nokia first introduced Symbian Anna to us with the debut of its E6 and X7 handsets, only recently have we seen the OS update arrive for existing Symbian models. Could the company be planning something similar for the release of Symbian Belle? We may know shortly, as Nokia's put a timer up on its Facebook page counting down to Wednesday morning, promising "something new on Symbian". So far, there's been a leak of an in-development version of Belle, which some users have successfully flashed to N8s. We haven't learned if this release is planned as a stand-alone update, or if Nokia will be ...

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    We've been hearing for a while that the king of camera phones, the Nokia N8, is going to receive an update which will improve its camera even more. The refresh is supposed to add 30 fps video and continuous auto-focus, among other things. The update is open for beta testing and is applicable to Nokia N8 phones running Symbian Anna. It brings a ton of imaging-related features to the phone, such as UI improvements, more Settings, faster, improved red-eye removal and much, much more. These all come, of course, in addition to the highly anticipated 30fps video mode and continuous autofocus. If ...

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    It looked like Nokia was nearly ready to start sending out Symbian Anna updates to some of its smartphones yesterday, prepping its servers with the software for N8 and E7 models. We wondered, though, what about the C7 and C6-01? All four Symbians were supposed to be getting Anna sometime before the end of the month. Well, we've got good news for owners of those handsets, as well, with Nokia confirming the update is now available for all four smartphones. Symbian fans may already have their sights set on Belle, but those who haven't yet gotten a chance to use Anna will appreciate getting ...

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    New Nokia smartphones like the E6 come with the latest Symbian Anna pre-installed, but what about existing hardware? Earlier this summer, Nokia confirmed plans to get Anna updates out to the N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 sometime by the end of August. It looks like it will meet that deadline with time to spare, as reports indicate that Nokia's preparing to distribute the update for the N8 and E7 imminently. The Navifirm tool, which connects to Nokia's own servers to access firmware updates, reveals that Nokia has been loading its system with updates for every carrier and color variant of the N8 and ...

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    Nokia recently confirmed that its plans for the N9 don't include countries like the US or the UK. It explained that its process for deciding which phones see releases in which areas is dependent partially upon what other devices it has or is planning to release there, considering what the repercussions for sales might be if it has multiple phones competing against each other. What we didn't realize at the time is the full extent of this effort by Nokia to segregate sales of its phones; the company just revealed through the president of its US branch that North America is going WP7-only so ...

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    Nokia's soon to be rebranded Ovi Store is continuing its growth, offering Symbian phone users a slowly but steadily increasing number of applications. Together with that, the number of downlaods per day is also increasing to currently account for 6.5 million. If there were 48,000 applications in the Ovi Store last month, the end of July brings a milestone of 50,000 applications. It's a steady growth if we do the maths but the number of daily downloads has increased by 1.5 million since April. The higher figures are due to "increased demand for apps from the approximately 225-million strong ...

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    After we've already seen the Nokia 500, the Finnish manufacturer has today officially announced the phone which you can customize on the outside to match your mood with the help of colored back covers. The Nokia 500 runs the latest version of Symbian codenamed Anna and it is operated by a 1GHz processor. On the front there's a 3.2-inch display with resolutionj of 640 x 360 pixels and the back features a five-megapixel camera. Storage-wise, there's 2GB of internal memory expandable to 32GB using the micro-SD card slot. The radio is pentaband making sure you are connected wherever you travel ...

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    Nokia announced the PR2 update for Symbian^3 dubbed Anna back in April and it is already shipping on smartphones like the Nokia X7 and Nokia E6. Furthermore, Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 will ship with Anna starting July with updates made available later in August. Nokia Australia just published a Symbian Anna demo video in which the Finnish company shows off some of the features of the new platform update. Anna brings a faster browser, improved text input, revamped icons, a new version of Ovi Maps, portrait QWERTY input and more. If you want to get a closer look at Anna, check out our Nokia ...

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    Symbian Anna is the new version of Symbian^3 that adds a couple of new features to the platform such as the long waited full QWERTY touch keyboard in portrait mode. The Nokia X7 and the Nokia E6 come with Anna out-of-the box but if you own an N8, E7, C7 and C6-01, you will have to wait until the end of August to update. Nokia tweeted a confirmation of what it already made public at the end of June. Plans are for everyone to be able to update to Anna by the end of August. By everyone we mean (and we think Nokia also means) owners of N8, E7, C7 and C6-01. These phones will ship with Anna ...

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    Early last week, we learned of the existence of four upcoming Nokia Symbian smartphones, followed shortly thereafter by getting a look at the first series of pictures depicting one of the the four, the Nokia 700 Zeta. The Zeta continues to be the most newsworthy of the four Nokias, making its second appearance since its reveal, this time with some with some professional-looking renders. The handset in these shots clearly matches what we saw earlier as the Zeta, though thankfully with a bit more tasteful of a color scheme than the earlier black-and-magenta. We also get another brief glimpse ...

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    Nokia's X7 was launched concurrently with the Finnish company releasing the new version of its Symbian mobile platform, Anna. Together with the E6, the X7 is shipping with Anna on board, and many Nokia and Symbian fans out there will love the smartphone. Espoo is referring to the X7 as an entertainment phone, and it delivers in that department, no matter if we're talking pictures, video or music content. The specs aren't on par with what you'd be used to in terms of the latest Android smartphones for instance, but it packs a nice 4-inch capacitive AMOLED display with nHD resolution, ...

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    Nokia officially announced on its Beta Labs webpage that its all-in one sync software for Symbian-powered smartphones, Ovi Suite, has been officially updated to version 3.1.1.75 upon graduation from the beta stage. Ovi Suite 3.1.1 Beta users will be update to the latest official release and the web update for existing Nokia Ovi Suite 3.1.0.91 and earlier users will begin soon. If you have a Symbian smartphone from Espoo, like the Nokia X7 we recently reviewed, you might want to download the latest version manually by going to http://www.nokia.com/ovisuite. Source: Nokia Beta Labs Via: My ...

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    Has all the press Nokia's been receiving lately got you thinking about foregoing your iPhone or Android and finally checking out a Symbian smartphone? While you can find some Nokia gear with US carriers, so far the go-to place to see what's available has been to turn to Nokia itself, which maintained an online store selling unlocked smartphones galore. As of now, though, you'll have to turn to one of its retail partners, since Nokia just shuttered its own online storefront in the US and the UK, following earlier site shutdowns in Europe. Nokia now directs potential customers to sites like ...

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    A couple of blurry images yesterday gave us an introduction to, assuming the images are legitimate, four upcoming Symbian handsets. With 1GHz processors, the group represents a significant step up in processing power for the platform. That leak was preceded by the release of pictures of what's suspected to be one of the handsets. Now images of another have emerged, the Nokia 700 Zeta. The 700, from the specs revealed yesterday, has a 3.2-inch AMOLED screen. The tipster behind these new pics identifies the 700's resolution as Nokia's nHD 640x360. We couldn't see what the smartphone's ...

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    A mysterious Nokia Symbian device came to our attention early this morning, running what looks like the post-Anna Symbian Belle update. While that smartphone was allegedly the N5, it seems Nokia has a whole lot more similar devices in the works, as we can see in some some docs that purport to reveal four new upcoming Symbian devices. Sadly, the angle of these shots cut off the specs for some, and the provenance of the images is a bit suspect due to numerous typos, but they're fascinating nonetheless. We can see that at least two, the 701 Helen and 700 Zeta, are supposed to ship running ...

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