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Mock Symbian homescreens tease what could be the PR 3.0 updated interface

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Mock Symbian homescreens tease what could be the PR 3.0 updated interface
Nokia Germany has a few mock Symbian homescreens floating around on its website, slapped on rotating Nokia N8, Nokia E7 and Nokia C7.

Now, resizable widgets are something that is supposedly coming after the Symbian PR 2.0, or Anna update, which should arrive pretty soon for all Symbian^3 phones, but the ones here look different than what we've seen so far.

The free form widgets UI could either be a botched Photoshop attempt, or a harbinger of what's to come in the next big Symbian update that aims to deal with the unwieldy interface once and for all.

For now only the clock's ticking on the simulation screens, and the widgets themselves are just links, but if this is a precursor to fall-bound Symbian PR 3.0, or Belle, do you like what you are seeing so far?

Thanks, Philip!

source: NokiaGermany via MyNokiaBlog

Mock Symbian homescreens tease what could be the PR 3.0 updated interface

Mock Symbian homescreens tease what could be the PR 3.0 updated interface

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posted on 09 May 2011, 08:15 2

1. Seylan (unregistered)


This isn't going to be Belle(pr3)..look at the battery like and signal bar, its not like the PR3 demo Nokia showed us a few months ago... This is Pr2.5, or maybe Anna updated, which should explain the delay...
But forget this, Im after Windows Phone 7.5 on a Nokia! :)

posted on 09 May 2011, 08:53 1

2. phbelov (Posts: 122; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)


Maybe these widgets are from Belle and they were put in the Symbian Anna interface... It could be Photoshop (there was a paragraph in the article):

"The free form widgets UI could either be a botched Photoshop attempt, or a harbinger of what's to come in the next big Symbian update that aims to deal with the unwieldy interface once and for all."

posted on 09 May 2011, 09:21

3. ryq (unregistered)


i believe nokia is so slow in rolling out their anna update to existing n8, c7 and others is because of the huge inventory they have of said units.

posted on 09 May 2011, 09:44 1

4. IOS5 (unregistered)


Nokia pls fix the purple screen issue and battery issue.

posted on 09 May 2011, 09:54 2

5. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


Not the best still... Doesn't impress me too much. However there is something about Symbian that makes it attractive, just don't know what.

posted on 09 May 2011, 17:14

8. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


its the hardware

posted on 09 May 2011, 12:42 1

6. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


I love how 20% of the screen real estate space is taken up by an analog clock which doesn't show the current date nor the current weather/forecast. As a N900 owner I have first hand experience on how 'out of touch' Nokia is. They leave it to the developer community to do the simple, easy, and expected updates, upgrades, and improvements that they pay thousands of their employees to not do.

posted on 09 May 2011, 13:03

7. bluechrism (unregistered)


I like what i'm seeing and a definate improvement. Hope that the devices that release with this (of course it will come to N8/C7/E7 etc) have higher res screens to take advantage of the resiable widgets well. I also have to hope the current screen res limits are software, not by design (X7/E7 should have higher res given 4" screen).

From my experince with the N900, the AuucWeather (i think) widget is huge so i hope there is an extra home screen or two added. I'm still not sure that Symbian is a step up from N900 and probably, N900 with rotation enabled throughout and a capacitive screen would have been an excellent device, with many more apps - they really should have released a couple more Meamo devices.

But yes, this looks better

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