Symbian Carla and Donna coming down the pipe, Nokia N8 successor to run Donna with dual-core support

Symbian Carla and Donna coming down the pipe, Nokia N8 successor to run Donna with dual-core support
A lone noisy shot from the nose-bleeder seats during a Mexican Nokia Developers Day revealed the two upcoming versions of Symbian after Belle, which is said to grace current Anna handsets in early 2012.

The first one is apparently called Carla, grazing on the alphabetical order, and will bring a new 8.0 browser version. Richer widgets, Dolby Surround sound support and enhanced NFC functionality are also in store with it.

The second one, called Donna, apparently adds the promised dual-core support to Symbian, and rumor has it that the alleged Nokia N8 successor with the optical zoom we heard about recently, will run Donna.

Hopefully that means the N8 follow-up will be dual-core as well, and thus sport 1080p HD video recording, which, together with the optical zoom, will make it a really worthy successor.

source: Twitter via AllAboutPhones (translated)

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35 Comments

1. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

bring it on!!!!

30. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

it will bring it on! baby! woooh~~!!! yeaaaah!!! sorry, i have an adrenaline rush! XD

2. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Great! Can't wait for N8's successor!

3. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

if symbian had more companys making the phones and supporting the os and developers making more apps for it i think the os could possibly be a serious competitor to ios and android. But only and only if those things happen will they be a competitor.

23. thatdude1 unregistered

Symbian was King of the hill long before ios and android came around, and although things have changed, there\'s no way that you can Symbian cannot compete with the two. Symbian phones have more features than any iPhone and is a more powerful OS than android or ios.

4. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

This is really great!!

29. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

absolutely GREAT! i'm so, happy and excited to wait this smartphone! : )

5. nanozander

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I'm using an N8 right now with 2 year plan. Got it when its first release. Damnit!!! Now i'm frigging torn between wether to switch to Xperia Nozomi or wait for the N8's sucessor which may be another hit and miss...

6. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Holy..S**T....Return of the king?? To tell you really, the N8s camera is still the best around...

12. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

you are so right. my friend have a htc sensation and the picture he took with that phone was no way near the image quality of my n8.

7. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

for a dying OS... welcome back,... Symbian.... remixfa missed you...

19. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Symbian isn't a dying OS, Nokia simply shifted their focus to another platform (Windows Phone 7). Why would they make more Symbian phones if they've dumped the OS?

32. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Nice trolling. . .

8. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Do you have any personal problems with Nokia????? This is not an iOS article.

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

in what part of my comment i mention Apple?... or that I have problems with Nokia?... are you ok..?...

17. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

C'm on we all know you are an iOS fan!!! and besides that you are the one that mentioned the ''dying OS''

9. GYNGA

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Anna, Belle, Carla, Donna? Really? Congrats for Nokia for copying Android's naming system.

20. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

GTFO, Android names it's OS versions after desserts. Symbian uses names for a sexy European female.

10. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

what a nice joke! I thumbed you down though!

11. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

wait how is girl names copying androids sweets' names? wait a f-in second when we first saw symbian belle unanounced it was about a week before 18th august when we got the anna update! so that either means its coming possibly in 18th november which is 2 days from now or the end of this month or sometime in december

13. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

He's just jelous because his android phone is not gonna get that many updates.

33. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

About the not gonna get that many updates part, Are you sure about that?

14. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

According to that leak Symbian Donna will arrive at the end of 2012/ beginning of 2013! And only dual-core symbian phones will get it. So the N8 successor will come preloaded with Carla. Don’t know if it has a dual core cpu, but for 1080p recording you don’t need that. A strong broadcom GPU could do that job either.

31. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Who and why would anyone thumb this comment down?

15. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I knew it. After all its Nokia the Innovator... ;-) KEEP UP!!

18. rafael.roque

Posts: 78; Member since: Jul 03, 2010

Very Happy N8 user is even much more happier now! Nokia, it's still not to late to get off the "microsoft" bandwagon and pave your own way again with Symbian and Meego :)! "Innovation thru independence"

21. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

The King of all Camera Smartphones: The Sequel

22. berniecalo

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I love Nokia and Symbian! Live long and prosper!

24. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Waiting for it maybe in Brazil will cost my legs and my arms like iPhone(USD 1340) or Galaxy SII (USD 1400) but ill save money and buy it i got my N8 for (USD 800) is sad.

34. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

What $800? seriously? that kinda sucks, anyways in my country symbian phones are way cheaper than their android counterparts, so this will surely be cheaper than any High end Android and esp. iPhones. . .

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