Posts tagged with: Symbian Belle
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    The Nokia N8 has come a long way since its original release with Symbian^3. It has since seen an upgrade to Symbian Anna and now we have Symbian Belle which is a lot different than previous versions of Symbian. Actually it's a lot like Android. Symbian Belle adds support for up to 6 home screens that you can pan through horizontally and the widgets that you can place on these home screens are no longer constrained to a single specific size. You now have widgets of all shapes and sizes which makes the home screens a lot more like Android and a little more messy looking. You've also got ...

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    Unfortunately we've seen this coming!... Nokia has announced planned changes to three of its factories in Komarom (Hungary), Reynosa (Mexico) and Salo (Finland), after recently shutting down its factory in Jucu (Romania). After reviewing smartphone manufacturing operations, announced last September, the Espoo-based company is aiming to increase competitiveness by shifting device assembly to factories in Asia, where major suppliers are located. The three aforementioned factories will focus on smartphone product customization with substantially reduced manufacturing efforts. The measures ...

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    Early this morning, we told you about the good news that had finally arrived for many Symbian owners; after months of waiting, and plenty of delays, word came that Belle updates were starting to go out for phones currently running Symbian Anna. If you had the likes of a 700, or one of the other models that arrived with Belle pre-installed, this news is of little consequence to you, but it's just what owners of the X7, E7, E6, C7, C6-01, 500, and N8 have been waiting for. Then again, knowing that the updates are out there somewhere, and realizing that your phone has yet to receive one, ...

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    This year's Mobile World Congress is just a few weeks away, and we're already very excited to get the chance to see all the hot new smartphones that didn't make it to the CES. There are a few Nokia models we've been hearing about lately, and a new rumor out today says that the manufacturer will reveal at least one of them at the event. Now, that bit alone shouldn't be very surprising, but it's another aspect of the information tied to this rumor that has us very curious. According to Forbes, one of Nokia's partners with knowledge of its MWC presentation claims that the handset to be ...

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    "Nokia Belle will be on the way from next week" was the wording used in an official Nokia tweet last month. Devices to get it are the Nokia X7, E7, N8, E6, and 500, C7 or C6-01. Even if it took more than a week, the refresh is rolling out as we speak, according to several reports. Announced back in August, Nokia's Belle update brings new widgets, more options for customization, new applications and built-in NFC functionality. Fire up your Nokia Suite software, connect your phone and check for the update availability. If it's there for your phone, you should be rocking Belle after a process ...

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    Late last week, a report went out that claimed Nokia was a little disappointed with the recent sales of Symbian-based handsets, and as a result of this, would be cutting-short plans for future Belle phones. Supposedly, the only additional Belle model that would ever see the light of day would be the phone meant to act as the successor to the popular N8. We wondered at the time if that might be the Nokia 803, which he had learned about thanks to a leak. Today the situation is complicated a bit upon the arrival of an image claiming to represent another forthcoming Nokia Belle model, the 801. ...

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    We've been hearing a lot about Nokia Belle lately, and while the company is very much invested in Windows Phone, it's been nice to see the level of attention it's been giving to a platform that is slowly on its way out. At least, from the plans Nokia had shared about its ongoing transition to a Windows Phone manufacturer, there was supposed to be a slow, gradual tapering-off of Symbian resources over the next couple years. A report out this morning claims that Nokia may be in a bigger rush to shutter the platform than anticipated, and this could have a negative impact on hopes for future ...

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    Earlier this week, we brought you a couple stories about ongoing progress at updating existing Nokia Symbian Anna phones to the latest Belle code, and even a little news about Belle's successor, Carla. Separately, we learned of the latest developments in the effort to bring Skype to Windows Phone, with news of a private beta commencing. Just in case you can't see where we're going with this, apparently its time for those two threads to intertwine, as Skype's just released a new version of its app for Nokia Belle. The big changes here sound largely cosmetic, updating the app's look-and-feel ...

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    Back in November, a very blurry photo of a Nokia presentation in Spanish broke word of the next couple iterations of Nokia's once-Symbian platform. Like Android, Nokia's been going with an alphabetical naming scheme for its OS versions, bringing-in Belle as an update to Symbian Anna. According to that photo, next in line are Carla and Donna. What we didn't have, though, was any sort of a timeline for their releases. We're still not sure just when a release might be ready, but signs are in place that Nokia's well-into work on Carla, with bug reports on Nokia's developer site revealing ...

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    It was starting to look late last week that Nokia was finally getting ready to bring Belle to the Symbian-Anna-running masses. While we still hadn't seen news of the expected update going out to existing users, the company confirmed that some of these models for which we've been expecting updates to arrive were already shipping out new to retailers with Belle pre-installed. With the stage set for Belle updates to arrive, we've been waiting for a sign as to when. It looks like Nokia Vietnam may have just let the news slip, posting a message to Facebook that teases the update's release for ...

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    Loyal Symbian users have been waiting for Belle updates to arrive since last fall. Though Nokia models like the 603, 700, and 701 come with this latest operating system already installed, no update has been distributed to existing handsets, currently running Symbian Anna. At first, it looked like Nokia would be able to get that software out before the end of last year, but in December we learned that plans were now pushed-back until sometime early this year. Then, an announcement last week seemed to suggest that the updates were nearly here (and would already be arriving by today), only to ...

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    A recent Checkpoint research that surveyed 768 IT professionals from the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan demonstrates that Apple's iOS is the preferred mobile platform when it comes to corporations. 89% of the questioned have smartphones or tablets connected to their corporate networks but "Apple iOS is the most common mobile platform used to connect in corporate environments". Cupertino's mobile platform accounts for 30% of the devices connected, followed by BlackBerry with its 29% and Android's 21%. The Windows Mobile / Windows Phone combo still accounts for 18% of the ...

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    There were mixed signals regarding Nokia Belle and the roll-out process, including initial ones which indicated "early next year" and then those that followed pointing towards a February release. Next week seems to be the target according to the phone-maker's Twitter page. The wording goes: "Nokia Belle will be on the way from next week". Devices like the Nokia X7, E7, N8, E6, and 500 got the nod with regards to the Belle update so if you own a phone from the list above (or the C7 or C6-01) you should be expecting the refresh anytime starting January 22. @farkasondro Hi Ondrej, Nokia Belle ...

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    A Customer Think survey recently published some data regarding customer satisfaction results based on smartphone operating system. The survey found that Windows Phone 7 ended up being the most satisfying operating system of the bunch, followed by Blackberry, then Apple's iOS, then Android, with Symbian rounding out 5th place. The number of users surveyed wasn't equal for each OS though, so you have to take that into account. Actually, only 1% of customer reviews were from Windows Phone users, which seems to indicate that the few that are using Windows Phone are very satisfied. Given ...

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    The last days of 2011 saw many of us taking a retrospective look over the prior year. You've probably ready half-a-dozen year-end top-ten lists by now, and even we got into the action by breaking-down our favorite stories of the year and making some predictions for 2012. Nokia decided to go multimedia for one of its retrospectives, focusing on those phone accessories the manufacturer made available over this past year. You don't need a Nokia smartphone to make use of all the gear featured in this clip, but it sure does coordinate nicely with the bold colors of Nokia handsets. Many of the ...

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