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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 640×360. We [...]
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 [...]
The image above shows us a prototype of the alleged Nokia N5 to come, which it leaks in its full glory. It will be Espoo’s upcoming smartphone based on a revised Symbian^3 PR2 Anna which has been tweaked a bit to resemble the looks of MeeGo on the just-released N9.
The images come from South Africa and the purported N5 seems to have a 3.5-inch-ish display (hopefully AMOLED as on the N8 and X7), a front facing camera, as well as three hardware buttons at the bottom, one for call start, one for call end and one menu button. The camera at the back is one of five-megapixels [...]
Rovio’s been no slouch when it comes to providing gamers level after new level of Angry Birds action. We’ve recently seen updates for the original Angry Birds, as well as the movie-tie-in Angry Birds Rio, but it’s been a couple months since there’s been any new level packs ready for Angry Birds Seasons. The follow-up to the Easter Eggs has now been revealed, with Summer Pignic on the way.
Oddly, for a title that’s been so focused on levels with associations to specific holidays, this looks like it will be the first update to actually identify itself [...]
Nokia announced Symbian Anna back in April and recently told the world that models N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 will be shipping with Anna starting July. The Nokia X7 on the other hand comes with Symbian Anna preinstalled so you no longer have to wait until August to get an OTA update.
Anna brings new icons, a faster web browser, improved text input and enhanced maps to smartphones supporting it but the X7 already does all that out of the box. In this video we’ll take a short look at the software on the Nokia X7, the widget system, the platform in general as well as specific [...]
Nokia has announced the refresh to Symbian called Anna with the occasion of unveiling two smartphones that come out of the box with the new platform, the X7 and the E6. Now the Finnish manufacturer is announcing the smartphones that will soon receive the new version of Symbian as an upgrade.
If you have a Nokia N8, E7, C7 or C6-01, you will be able to update your firmware with the latest release of Symbian Anna by the end of August. These smartphones will start shipping from July with Anna that brings new icons, a faster web browser, improved text input and enhanced maps to [...]
We’ve recently unboxed the Nokia X7 launched by the Finnish manufacturer a couple of months ago as one of the first smartphones to come with the new Symbian Anna out-of-the-box.
In this video we’re taking a look at the hardware on the Nokia X7. It sports a 4-inch capacitive AMOLED display with nHD resolution of 640 x 360 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, eight-megapixel camera with full focus and dual LED flash with 720p video recording capability, 8GB memory card pre-installed, up to 350MB built-in memory, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n powered by 1200mAh [...]
Swedish based Spotify is a peer-to-peer music streaming service and application software that became uber-popular in Europe with its more than one million paid subscribers and it appears that it will be coming (very) soon to the U.S.
Jonathan Forster from Spotify told the press in London that the company is “signing the remaining deals as I speak”. Even so, he quickly added that the service will not launch before July 5 though. Spotify offers both ad-supported (more than ten million users) and ad-free versions for its music streaming offerings and has long considered [...]
So how’s the camera on the Nokia X7? We’ll tell you right from the beginning that it’s not your twelve-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and Xenon flash you will find on the Nokia N8 and thus the quality isn’t that good. But you know what? It’s not that bad either!
The Nokia X7, referred to by the Finnish manufacturer as being an entertainment smartphone, features an eight-megapixel main camera with third generation dual LED flash (focal length: 4.3 mmF and aperture: F2.8). It has 2x digital zoom for still images and 3x digital zoom for video [...]
It’s not much fun being a Nokia fan in the US. Sure, you see a few of its smartphones picked up by carriers, like the C7 / Astound, but they’re the exceptions that prove the rule. One of the company’s latest Symbian-powered handsets, the E6, just started shipping at the end of May, but only to markets in Europe, Eurasia, Asia/Pacific, the Middle East and Africa; Antarctica aside, pretty much everywhere but the Americas. Soon even those smartphone users will get a chance to pick up an E6, since Amazon has opened pre-orders for the device, with plans to start delivering [...]
Nokia has launched the X7 smartphone back in April — along with the Nokia E6 — which was the first to come out of the box running Nokia’s latest version of Symbian, Anna.
The Nokia X7 is referred to by the manufacturer as being an entertainment smartphone. It sports a 4-inch capacitive AMOLED display with an nHD resolution of 640 x 360 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, eight-megapixel camera with full focus and dual LED flash with 720p video recording capability, 8GB memory card pre-installed, up to 350MB built-in memory, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and a [...]