x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Nokia rolling out updates to older Symbian handsets

Posted: , by Victor H.

Tags :

Nokia rolling out updates to older Symbian handsets
Symbian Anna, the latest update to Symbian^3, brought a lot of new and improved features including an overhaul to the browser, and some of those are ready to hit older handsets, running versions of the platform prior to Symbian^3. Those include Symbian 3.2 devices like the Nokia E72 and Symbian 5.0 handsets like the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.

The first major feature coming with the update is Browser v7.3 coming with a clear UI and improved performance. Secondly, 3.2 devices will get Ovi Maps 3 SR4 with indoor positioning through Wi-Fi and travel recommendations, while 5.0 phones will end up with Ovi Maps 3 SR6 bringing public transport lines and check-ins to social networks. Finally, all the phones will get a set of emoticons to spice up messaging. 

The Nokia C6-00 and the Nokia 5230 will be the first to get the update, while for the rest, the update will be pushed gradually during the next few weeks. The list of all supported phones follows below:

Browser v7.3 is on the right

Browser v7.3 is on the right

Symbian 3.2
  • Nokia E72
  • Nokia E52
  • Nokia E5
  • Nokia C5-00
  • Nokia 6700 slide

Symbian 5.0
  • Nokia C6-00
  • Nokia C5-03
  • Nokia 5230
  • Nokia 5235
  • Nokia 5250
  • Nokia X6
  • Nokia N97 mini
  • Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
  • Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

  • Options

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 04:30

1. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Nice, a little spice for my old 5530 :P
Although I'm planning a new handset I am waiting for this to see how much it improves! :)

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 05:07

2. khan khan (unregistered)


Does anyone know when would it be available to download!?

much thanks, :)

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 07:26

3. kristijan0590 (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 May 2011)

finaly now my brother will get the much needed update :)

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 08:46

4. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 871; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

How about they add threaded messaging to the mix too? That's all I really wanted on my E72. That and more RAM, but that won't change...

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 09:57

5. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 708; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

The winner of the most idiotic post from last year is?

May 2010

@idiot1986-you don't want to comment on what I said because it's true. Apps do not make a handset great unless the handset is already a piece of crap(like the iphone)and needs the apps just to be competitive. And I state again, if android were better, how come the stats say differently? Face it: android will NEVER match let alone beat out symbian. If you do not like nokia so much, then why comment in the first pace? Go run along and play in your android sandbox.

LMFAO toooooo funny.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:37

6. Jeevan (unregistered)

cool.... sounds good, eagerly waiting for it....

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 18:48

7. nghtwng68 (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)

Can't wait to add update to my N97 Mini. This little phone is great, feels like a laptop in my pocket.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 02:56

8. unknow (unregistered)

I am using the Nokia c6-00, always wanted to try the new web browser and now, after updating the phone, I am finally using it! Is it better than the old web browser!

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 16:43

9. sillynokia (unregistered)

For some reason NOKIA is very stubborn to add THREADED TEXTING, they are SO FAR BEHIND on this that its PATHETIC! no wonder they are having trouble! they wont keep up! SOME nokia phones have the threaded but MOST of the nokia phones do NOT, i think nokia is purposly not wanting to add threaded texting!

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 02:32

10. 100 (unregistered)

Nokia should have the update for the conversations in the massaging as the old one is horrible......

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 04:36

11. ABC (unregistered)

What about adding the new music player???

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 03:08

12. We want (unregistered)

Why not update for the conversation in the messaging????

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories