Posts tagged with: Symbian Belle
  • by | April 10, 2012 8:49 AM

    China is indeed the world's largest mobile market and if you somehow doubt that you should know that China activates more Apple and Android devices than the United States. In such a vast market, Google's Android platform seem to be the undisputed champion, at least for now, sitting comfortably at the top spot. If at the end of Q1 2011 Android accounted for 33.6 percent of the market (by smartphones sold), the end of 2011 saw a whopping growth all the way to 68.4 percent. The credit for this spectacular growth goes in part to Symbian which dropped to its half, that is to 18.7 percent last ...

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  • by | April 9, 2012 12:14 AM

    Windows Phone fans are just about to get their hands on the new Lumia 900, with signs of orders already shipping-out to North American customers. With this first LTE model finally becoming a reality, we'll soon find ourselves looking to the future for the next handset from the manufacturer. Images of a couple unreleased Nokia models have recently leaked, giving us some hints at what we can expect. First up, we've got what's supposed to be the phone that will finally bring the 808's PureView imaging tech to Windows Phone. As such, there's that same bulk surrounding the lens and sensor, but ...

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  • by | April 8, 2012 3:36 PM

    If you followed our MWC coverage this year you definitely noticed that we were impressed by the Nokia PureView 808 which we managed to meet in person. Just as a reminder, though you'd never forget such a thing, it packs a 41-megapixel imaging sensor. The phone is now available for pre-order in Italy with an expected availability date for May. It goes for €599,00 (around $785) unlocked but you get a four-inch nHD ClearBlack AMOLED display, 16GB of storage, class 10 pentaband HSDPA broadband, and of course, the 41-megapixel imaging sensor backed up by Carl Zeiss optics plus Dolby Digital ...

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  • by | April 8, 2012 3:36 PM

    Nokia shocked the wireless industry early today by introducing a smartphone whose camera features an unprecedented 41-megapixel sensor. The Nokia 808 PureView, as it's known, is a Symbian Belle-powered handset with four-inch nHD ClearBlack AMOLED display, 16GB of storage, and class 10 pentaband HSDPA broadband data. And while the camera is capabale of capturing humongous images, the purpose of all those pixels is to bring more detail to smaller five- and eight-megapixel shots. The PureVieW sensor is said to pack the equivalent of seven pixels into one, enabling tight digital zooming and ...

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  • by | March 25, 2012 3:26 AM

    You definitely heard, one way or the other, about the Nokia PureView 808, Espoo's flagship camera phone with a whopping 41-megapixel image sensor that takes astonishing pictures. We've checked it out at MWC and we really liked it. Sony on the other hand is not so excited. Even though the information is not super hot, it's definitely worth mentioning. Paul Genge, spokesperson for Sony UK, said: "it's quite clear it's a development announcement more than a retailable proposition". That being the case, Genge goes as on saying that "the technology is not new, it's only what our cameras have ...

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  • by | March 23, 2012 5:00 PM

    With Symbian slowly on its way out, fans of the platform have been anxiously keeping track of platform software developments, wondering just how many more updates they could really hope to see. We've had Belle for a while now, and have known about Carla and Donna on the horizon. That much has been clear, but things started to get murky upon the news of Belle Feature Packs. FP1, arriving with the 808 PureView, was thought by some to be the name by which Carla would actually be released, after Nokia renamed Symbian Belle to simply Belle. There's some new evidence now that suggests that Carla ...

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  • by | March 15, 2012 7:00 AM

    Apple and some others might disagree but you really can't ignore the voice of the market! It sure looks like people want their smartphones to be as thin as possible with a screen size many would call "relatively large" or "beyond their sweet-spot". According to a recent Strategy Analytics survey, people in the U.K. and U.S. have spoken: they want screen sizes that measure anywhere between 4.0 and 4.5-inches in diagonal. This not only is contrary to Apple's current trend of screen sizes but it also conflicts with a new direction: phablets. Though they represent two separate segments of the ...

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  • by | March 15, 2012 3:57 AM

    It's that time of the year again, when we're both happy and sad, excited and disappointed all at the same time. Last year's Mobile World Congress was all about three things: Android, 3D and speed offered by emerging dual-core processors. This year's show was not that much different at all, if you come to think of it. It's safe to assume that everyone who was there -- or following our MWC coverage -- understands that, again, Android was all over the place. With or without Ice Cream Sandwich on smartphones or tablets, the Google platform -- and its OEM partners -- has flooded the show floors ...

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  • by | March 5, 2012 7:06 PM

    In the weeks leading up to the Mobile World Congress, we talked about expecting Nokia to share a smartphone with the imaging capabilities necessary to make it a suitable successor to the Symbian-powered N8. Sure enough, the company announced its 808 PureView with an astonishing 41-megapixel camera. Understandably, smartphone users all over are curious to get their hands on the phone and see just what all those extra pixels are capable of. To that end, we've got a couple bits of news about the 808 and its camera, with a mix of both good and bad. Bad news first: the 808 PureView doesn't look ...

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  • by | March 1, 2012 12:13 PM

    We've already seen progress being made towards the next major update to come after Nokia Belle, which we know as Carla. As it turns out, Nokia has other plans for Belle before it comes time to release Carla, as it will be introducing Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1 along with the 808 PureView, as revealed at the Mobile World Congress. Today Nokia went into some detail on the features we'll see in FP1, and it all sounds like very good news. Besides the 808, Nokia has committed to bringing FP1 to the 603, 700, and 701, all phones that originally shipped with Belle. This release will be especially ...

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  • by | February 28, 2012 9:10 AM

    Nokia PureView 808, the 41-megapixel uber-cameraphone Nokia just launched has landed in our hands and we had a lot of questions. It is definitely a worthy follow-up to the Nokia N8 -- considered the king of camera phones long after its release -- so make sure to watch the entire video. The phone is capable of capturing a maximum image dimension of 38.1 megapixels but it defaults to five. You also have the option to shoot eight-megapixel images but once you go full resolution you'll be amazed by the detail the sensor paired with the Carl Zeiss optics is able to produce. Without any further ...

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  • by | 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 ...

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  • by | February 21, 2012 3:35 PM

    It's looking like Nokia will have at least two Windows Phone handsets and one new Symbian model to show-off at next week's Mobile World Congress. There's the possibility that even more phones may be waiting for us, at least according to recent discoveries of additional model numbers, but at the very least we should see models like the successor to the N8, rumored to be the Nokia 808 PureView. As such, all eyes are going to be on that handset's camera performance and, if the teaser video Nokia just released is any indication, we should have cause to be impressed. Pure detail, pure depth, ...

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  • by | February 10, 2012 12:39 AM

    The Nokia Astound on T-Mobile is essentially the Nokia C7 the rest of the world is familiar with. Just because they're the same hardware, though, doesn't mean they're necessarily treated the same. We most recently saw this disparity when the C7 started getting software updates to Symbian Anna last August, while the Astound didn't have a chance until three months later. Now that Nokia Belle updates are going out, will we see a similarly disappointing wait for the Astound's update? The "disappointing" part might be spot-on, but we wouldn't exactly call it "waiting", as Nokia has announced ...

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  • by | February 9, 2012 12:47 AM

    We've been hearing a surprising amount of news lately about Nokia Belle, both as updates start to arrive for Symbian Anna handsets, and rumors circle what could be the final device to be released as part of the Symbian family. Supposedly, Nokia only has one more Belle smartphone on the way, and this will be the long-awaited model to act as heir to the N8 and its superior imaging capabilities. We had been thinking that this model might be the Nokia 803, which we showed you in the fall, but then got word that there also might be an 801 in the works. Today, a new rumor hopes to confirm the ...

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