Update: 'Symbian Belle' officially announced

Update: Nokia has officially announced the Symbian Belle update. It is said to come preloaded in Nokia 700, 701 and 600, which is expected to launch in the third quarter of this year. The update will be available for existing Symbian handsets viz Nokia N8, C7, C6--01, E7, X7, E6 and Oro, but the release date is still unkown. So stay tuned for further updates.

While the world is still trying to get familiar with the Symbian Anna update, news about the next Symbian iteration 'Symbian Belle' is already spreading like wildfire through the mobile community. Nokia, on its Facebook fan page, has set a timer saying “Its almost time to try something new”  and has at the bottom added words, “Some thing new on Symbian”. According to the countdown timer, the estimated stoppage time will be 24th August, 1:45pm GMT (ie 7:15 pm IST). The funky Flash animation on the fan page was  previously called 'Belle teaser', but was later changed later on.

Nokia E7 running Symbian Belle

Nokia E7 running Symbian Belle (image- symbiantweet.com)


From the above available information, it can be presumed that the stage is all set for the launch of Symbian Belle update. According to Pocket-link.com, the rumour mill also suggests the announcement of the three new smartphones from Nokia namely, Cindy (Nokia 600), Zeta (Nokia 700) and Helen (Nokia 701). All three phones are rumored to come with 1Ghz of processor and Belle onboard. According to the leaked video of Belle doing rounds on the internet, the update might bring a newly designed UI with Android-like notification bar, faster functioning and tabbed web-browsing and much more. Anyways ,stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated. The question is, will this be enough to get Nokia out of the hot water it's stepping into? And of course, we're all curious to see just how different Belle is from Anna.

Hit this link if you want to check out what Symbian Belle is all about.

Published Date: Aug 24, 2011 07:03 pm | Updated Date: Aug 24, 2011 07:03 pm