Nokia Belle might arrive prematurely to older devices, starting next week
Not bad at all as a timeframe, but seeing that the Anna update took 3-4 weeks until everyone got it, we will probably be going through the Belle process throughout the good part of February still. Not that a lot of people didn't install the unofficial Belle already, but being legit is a whole different feeling.
In any case, your trusted old N8, which 15 months after release still consistently scores at the top of camera comparisons, will finally also get a zippy and functional interface to round it off. For more info, you can read thorough Belle impressions, along with a video demo, in our review of the Nokia 701.
source: Nokia (Twitter) via GSMArena
1. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
I hope Nokia still supports my n97 . There are still some bugs
2. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
Nokia's been pretty solid in supporting the 5800XM long after it was retired. At least 16 firmware updates over its life-cycle. That being said, the N97 never really got that much support. I ended up going with a Custom Firmware (from PNHT) on my 5800XM because i wanted active homescreen widgets at that time. From what I saw, there are lots of very good, proven custom firmwares for the N97 too. Most get rid of things like Over The Air updates...which take precious C drive space and frankly...haven't been much historical use for the N97. These CFW's tend to be very tailored for performance, which is obviously something needed to assist the N97 vis a vis limited free RAM and free C dirve space. They do not typically boost CPU speeds either, so battery performance on the most popular CFW's are usually pretty good. Just my opinion.
3. ffaarrooqq (Posts: 65; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Now its very difficult to trust nokia on update release dates.
They always delay new updates.
I hope this time Nokia finally bring this Belle update.
4. zaryab_hussain77 (Posts: 103; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)
Once i loved nokia.now i forgot.nokia bcz sgs2 made so impressed........samsung is giving much more than nokia.......loved nokia.....love samsung
5. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Belle will arrive in februar. I have just checked twitter.