Nokia delays Symbian Belle until next year

Nokia delays Symbian Belle until next year
Belle is the latest version of the Symbian OS, bringing lots of improvements. That's why we have been happy to that Nokia has announced it will update a handful of pre-existing phones with it. Nokia's official Symbian Belle page has the update listed as "coming soon" to a handful of devices - the X7, E7, N8, E6, and Nokia 500. Previous information pointed to a 2011 release, however, a new tweet from Nokia UK has said that the update has been pushed back to "early next year".

Symbian Belle (aka Symbian 10) is looking to put Symbian on par with other modern smartphone platforms by adding features that we've seen elsewhere. This includes: a pull-down taskbar/notification tray, live widgets in a variety of sizes, sharing via NFC, an upgraded web browser and an increased number of homescreens. To see more details about it, please check out our Nokia 701 Review.

No word on exactly when next year we should expect the update to start rolling out, but we'll let you know when we find out.

source: Nokia UK via pocketnow

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9 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Well it is only a 23 day wait until next year so its not that unfortunate. lol

2. seylan

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Well, we all know that when Nokia says "Coming Soon", they actually mean 3 months or more. I still can't believe how long we waited for the Symbian Anna update...for over six months! Belle might be a huge improvement, and Symbian finally looks modern and up-to-date, but i really don't think it should take this long! Oh, and you forgot about the C7 and C6-01...

3. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

They did say early 2012...which isn't that far away. As well, the N8 Belle OS has already shown up on Navifirm...so it looks to be just around the corner. Of course, I'll have to wait for Orange to release it...which takes at least another 4 weeks beyond Nokia's release schedule.

4. thatdude1 unregistered

Here in the US it will take even longer to hit, but I think it will be worth the wait. Next year is right around the corner. And Nokia has already released Belle handsets that have NFC functionality, long before most others, with the exception of the Nexus S 4g. Everyone else is just now releasing NFC capable handsets.

5. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

those f-ing bas*ards its like a 5 month wait till now isnt enough for them? either they wish for people to buy the WP7 devices or the new symbian belle devices

6. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Symbian ^3 should have launched as Anna, and Symbian Belle should have been released when Anna was, Belle is still nice and smooth but far less complex and appful then ICS or Gingerbread, P.S. Couldn't they make the update the exact same for the X7, N8 and E7, I mean, they all have the exact same hardware, same screen res, the only things that would need to be coded differently would be the cameras. I really don't understand why its taking so long, they should really be about getting it release Asap

7. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

ehm, actually Symbian is more complex OS than Android (except user interface and maybe some social networking integration stuff). Most features which were built into Symbian many years ago were added to Android only in last two years. Yet Android is still much more battery and resources (memory, cpu performance) hungry (mainly because using VM for applications). On the other hand, Android has much more applications than Symbian...

8. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I would be really pissed off but anna is quite good and these new effect from this smart chinese boy are great. Like someone said above..it's only ~20 days to the end of this year...I don't mind waiting:] I prefer it to be more polished and optimized.

9. antony

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

nice information

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