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Nokia Carla devices coming, update to arrive by end-2012?

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Nokia Carla devices coming, update to arrive by end-2012?
First it was Symbian Anna, then the platform got update to Nokia Belle, and next on the line is the Nokia Carla - the third big update for existing Symbian^3 handsets. Nokia Carla will arrive on new handsets in Q3 2012, while existing phones will be bumped up to Carla in the last quarter of the year, a trusted source confirmed for Nokiapower user.

Now, Nokia is also allegedly planning to ship three of its existing devices - the Nokia 603, Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 with Carla come the third trimester of the year.

The list of legacy devices that will get updated includes the Nokia N8, C7, E7, X7, E6 and C6-01, but the update they’ll receive will be a light version of Carla, not the full blown one. Newer Nokia phones will also get bumped up to the new version.

The tipster suggested that, contrary to previous rumors, there will be more than one new device coming with Carla. Earlier, we’ve heard that Nokia is planning to sing Symbian’s swan song with a single Nokia N8 successor, and focus solely on Windows Phone and Series 40 from there on. There will allegedly be at least two additional devices apart from that rumored Nokia N8 successor, all with Carla aboard.

The future Symbian/Nokia Carla update focuses around enhancements in four areas: it will bring smoother Browser version 8.0, dolby surround, better NFC support and resizable widgets.

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posted on 22 Feb 2012, 07:31 2

2. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Its almost like nokia is using womens names for updates to subliminally get sales!

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 07:55 1

3. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

sees my old c6-01 to get the carla update:
makes Freddie Mercury WIN meme
and if they really get resizable widgets it would be awesome
cuz i like more widgets than tiles like on my nokia l800

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 08:42 2

4. bikingpadres (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)

I hope Nokia will release a few or are two Symbian devices each year with a new version also as a back up plan.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 09:39 5

5. hritikbhimani (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)

unbelievable customer support...imagine a n8 user who bought phn with symbian ^3 ...den got anna, now belle n will get carla too

compare this with samsung ... the galaxy s despite having a capable hardware (lookin @ u nexus s) ,it was denied ICS ....even the value pack wasnt delivered officially

even bada devices... the 2.0 update is as good as outdated on arrival..delayed like hell.....i dont expect them to update my wave 2 to bada 3.0 at all despite being the previous flagship

samsung might bcome the biggest smartfone vendor soon but nokia is still the best in after sales support even for the platform that is deemed to be dead

Long live nokia...long live symbian

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 11:23

6. 008Rohit (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

I wrote the reasons why I think this rumour is possibly a fake one :http://bit.ly/ztUhwH

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 12:53

7. flopjoke (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

This is great news, but knowing Nokia and their history with software updates what are the odds that "Q4 2012" be pushed back to "Q1 2013" just like Belle?

But yeah, I will keep my N8 with me just to see how long this thing lasts. I'm gonna bet a decade.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 14:54 1

8. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

What about dual core support???

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 21:05

10. Shubham412302 (Posts: 454; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

if nokia would have started this updating process long ago it would have be the king

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