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Nokia Belle update finally starts reaching Symbian handsets today

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Nokia Belle update finally starts reaching Symbian handsets today
After a long wait, Nokia Belle, the second major update to Symbian^3, starts rolling out to handsets today, Nokia announced in its official blog. The update finally makes Symbian look much more like a contemporary operating system with matching visuals, 6 home screens, a new drop down menu a la Android, neat widgets with a huge clock a la HTC Sense, better maps and plenty of other novelties.

Functionality is also improved, with faster browser with a cleaner UI, imaging applications supporting 720p video recording at 30fps and simpler menus. A couple of Microsoft apps like Lync and OneNote will also soon be made available.

The Nokia Symbian Belle update is available now for the following models:
  • Nokia N8, 
  • Nokia E7, 
  • Nokia E6, 
  • Nokia X7, 
  • Nokia C6-01, 
  • Nokia C7, 
  • or Nokia Oro.

The only handset that will need to wait a bit is the Nokia 500. Nokia Belle will be available for it in the coming weeks.

The update is available in pretty much all major Nokia markets - in Europe that’s the UK, Russia, Germany, etc. As to the updating process itself, it’s pretty straightforward, and there’s even a step by step guide at Nokia’s official blog, so hit it below to get the instructions and let us know how it all went in the comments below.


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posted on 07 Feb 2012, 07:49 4

1. rex1213 (Posts: 77; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


It's a 246 MB update over here.

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 08:39 2

2. windowsRocks (Posts: 149; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Outdated phones outdated technology

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 09:30 4

5. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


then you don't BLOODY!! comment on the "OuTDateD" article!!

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 08:48 1

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Better late than never

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 09:04 3

4. prashant_93 (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


Huh 'outdated tech.? i think its advanced.

The iph and sgs2 still can't match technology on N8.

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 13:09

8. Tajeshwar (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


yep nokia rocks....

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 09:44

13. SleepingOz (unregistered)


ahahahahahahaha.. xDDD
in denial in denial in denial!

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 09:37 4

6. BlazinEmperor (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


I wonder why some fools come on Nokia's thread to hate. If you dislike Symbian, then STFU! No one cares, can you mention any top mid-range Android phone that can beat any of those listed Symbian phones in fluidity, design, durability, or graphical processing power? It's a Symbian News for those that like/use Symbian, quit the childish act!

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 11:21 3

7. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Great!!!!!!! I went on the Nokia website and I saw that the update was available for the USA variants...I'm very happy

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 13:46

9. -box- (Posts: 3727; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I wonder if we gotta wait for T-Mobile to release it for the C7 Astound like they did for Anna

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 14:53 3

10. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


It's a big step forward for those Symbian users who can upgrade to it. If only this came out a year ago, Nokia wouldn't have had to go the Windows Phone route.

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 18:32

11. sarath66266 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


I am getting name of the update as "symbian belle", not "nokia belle". Guys! you got the same or you got software name as "nokia belle". please any one reply.

posted on 07 Feb 2012, 20:27

12. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Mine said Nokia BelleI just upgraded my phone and I gotta say that im really impressed with the performance of my phone...it´s just awsome!!!!!!!

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 11:06

14. Tajeshwar (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


when its coming for Nokia 500...?

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