UPDATE: Nokia just confirmed that Symbian Anna is to come "as standard" on newly shipping Symbian^3 phones like the Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 in the next months. You'll - of course - be able to download the update for your Symbian^3 handset. Espoo also assures us that Anna is just the first of many upcoming updates for the "burning platform." With that news the fire in the Symbian camp might just have died down for a while.
Minutes before the start of the official Nokia event in London, the Finns have uploaded a promo of the long-awaited new version of Symbian^3: Symbian Anna, previously known as the PR 2.0. The video also officially confirms the Nokia X7 and Nokia E6, which are given a kickstart as they will be the first phones to support the latest Symbian^3.
It's not only about the looks, even though Anna has a well-honed new set of icons, but mostly about two features long due for an update. You guessed it right – with Anna you have an all-new web browser and portrait QWERTY input. The handsets will also come with an enhanced version of OVI Maps, Nokia's mapping service, which is expected to come to future Windows Phone 7 handsets.
Could this be enough for the company to push the next 150 million Symbian handsets? We leave this to your discretion, so sound off in the comments below!
source: Nokia (YouTube)