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Nokia Belle arriving to Nokia 500 today

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Nokia Belle arriving to Nokia 500 today
The Nokia Belle update has graced nearly all of Nokia’s Symbian^3 lineup with only one exception - the Nokia 500. Today, the Finns have fixed that by making the latest update available to Nokia 500 owners. 

So, this makes now the best time to check for software updates on your 500 by connecting it to Nokia Suite via USB, and if the update doesn’t show up yet, you’d might just need a bit more as Nokia warns that it will roll out in phases, gradually for different carriers and countries.

The Nokia 500 is one of the most affordable Symbian^3-based devices, and it originally shipped with Symbian Anna. The bump up to Nokia Belle will bring features like HD video recording at 30 frames per second, a cleaner UI for the browser, new widgets, and redrawn menus. Nokia Belle has been optimized for the 500 to make do with its not-so-stellar hardware and includes only 4 home screens, but still promises fluid navigation.

Check out the video tutorial for the update to Nokia Belle and let us know how it all went below.


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posted on 15 Feb 2012, 06:45

1. ryq24 (Posts: 484; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


dont upgrade to belle. i upgrade my N8 to belle and now some apps that used to work with anna wont work with belle. and the people at nokia don't even know why and just keep telling me to remove the apps then download it again which does not work. i definitely will not buy a nokia phone again.

posted on 16 Feb 2012, 03:14

4. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


i have been using unoffficial belle for quite a while now and it has been pretty flawless. Before, i had anna and it was just a cocktail of problems, freezing, restarting itself, crashing all the time etc. They were all fixed with belle. I haven't even got the urge to finally get the final offocial version. And all my apps work. Dont tell people not to update to belle coz its fantastic.

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 07:14

2. mercorp (Posts: 968; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


good.except the lumia series,ryq24.

posted on 16 Feb 2012, 02:41

3. minchy (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I upGRADED TO Nokia belle and its amazing. Belle uninstalled all unnecessary softwares from mobile. the features are perfect. qwetry key pad works so fine. touch has become more smooth. complete new look. I love this update of Nokia.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 05:58

5. banerjeeonline4u (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


Hi, I purchased this Nokia 500 with NOKIA BELLE in December 2012 . Its fantastic . My sister bought this mobile a year ago which was with anna OS but that sucked . Now she upgraded her phone with belle but my version is better than her . Before choosing this Nokia 500 I was leaning to Nokia Lumia 610 . But thanks to phonearena .

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