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Nokia ‘Belle Refresh’ Firmware Update Rolling Out Now

Symbian Nokia OS might be dead, but the company continues providing software updates to its existing user-base. Starting from today, the Finnish company has started rolling out a new firmware update for its Belle devices, some of which are nearly 2 years old, dubbed Belle Refresh.

The new firmware update brings with it new widgets including one for taking quick notes, improved performance and stability, an enhanced web browser with support for HTML5 based web apps, improved music player, better support for flash videos and some under-the-hood bug-fixes. There are some Imaging related exclusive apps bundled in the update for the Nokia N8 as well.

The update will only be available for the first generation Symbian^3 devices from the Finnish handset maker including the N8, C7, the E7 ‘Communicator’, C6-01, the Oro, E6 (software version >111) and finally, the Nokia 500. While updates for all the phones are already being rolled out in certain regions of the world, the update for the Nokia 500 will follow in the next few weeks.

Via – AllAboutSymbian

Nokia Belle Update For The N8, E7 and Other Symbian Handsets Now Live!

Nokia has started rolling out the much-awaited and hyped, Nokia Belle update for its Symbian Anna handsets. The update brings significant UI improvements to Symbian handsets, along with some new features.

Users can now have up to 6 home screens, resizable widgets, new notification bar, an improved camera app, and a much-improved browser. The update also installs some Microsoft apps on your Symbian handsets, like MS OneNote and Lync, which would be appreciated by workaholics. Nokia also states that Belle would bring a noticeable improvement in the performance of older Symbian handsets. The update also includes many other minor and major changes, which would be appreciated by long-term Symbian users.

The Belle update is being rolled out for all older-generation Symbian^3 handsets including the Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, and the Oro. The Nokia 500 will get its Belle update sometime in the next few weeks.

The Nokia Belle update is already available in majority of markets including India, Russia, UAE, Poland, Germany, Italy and Indonesia. Readers can check out whether the Belle update is available for their handset in their region or not via this page from Nokia.

The Belle update is not being rolled out via OTA (Over-The-Air). Instead, users need to use the latest version of Nokia’s PC Suite to install the update on their handset.

 

Symbian…Oops Nokia Belle Update Coming In Feb 2012!

Today, in a blog post Nokia announced that the Nokia Belle update for some of its existing Symbian running handsets will be available soon.

The Nokia Belle update, formerly Symbian Belle, will bring with it a a whole bunch of changes including a new, much more user friendly touch UI, new widgets, up to 6 home screens, faster and smoother performance and much more.

Nokia had announced a few Belle running handsets earlier this year, including the Nokia 701, 700 and the 603.  Nokia has already started shipping ‘enhanced’ versions of the Nokia N8, C7, and the C6-01 with Nokia Belle pre-loaded. The first batch of such handsets are on their way from Nokia’s factory to hit the retail stores in China.

Current Nokia N8, C7, C6-01, E6 and E7 owners need to wait for a couple of months more, as Nokia intends on releasing the Belle update for these handsets in Feburary 2012. Well that’s Nokia way of saying thanks to all you early adopters out there!

 

Nokia C7’s Symbian Belle Firmware Leaks

After the launch of the iPhone back in 2007, Nokia which is one of the largest mobile handset manufacturers in the world, has been having a pretty rough time.  Symbian OS, which has been powering the Finnish company’s handsets for quite a few years now, came under heavy criticism.

Earlier, the company tried to somehow adapt the non-touch Symbian OS with the S60v5 OS release. However, after heavy criticism the company went back to the drawing board and released Symbian^3. The new OS was much faster than its predecessor, but still lacked some basic functionalities and had an inconsistent UI. Nokia followed Symbian^3 with Symbian Anna, which brought some much needed changes including a faster browser, and more consistent UI.

Symbian Anna was  succeeded  by Belle, which brings a new notification bar, new keyboard, an  improved  camera UI and some minor UI tweaks. While Nokia has already released some Symbian Belle running handsets, the company has promised that it will update its older Symbian^3 handsets like the C7, N8 and the E7 to Belle as well.

The Belle update is scheduled to be released sometime before 2011 ends. While Nokia N8, C6-01 and E7 owners still need to wait patiently for the Belle update, curious C7 owners can enjoy the latest Symbian update on their handset by flashing a leaked Belle firmware for their handsets. C7 owners need to use the Phoenix tool to flash the leaked firmawre file on their handset.

Interested Nokia C7 owners can head over to this site for step by step instructions and download links.

Nokia E7, C7 and C6-01 Symbian Anna Update Goes Live

Yesterday, we reported that the Symbian Anna update for N8 should go live any moment. Well, the good news is that Nokia has already started rolling out the update in more than 15 different regions of the world.

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Along with the N8, Nokia has started rolling out the Anna update for other first generation Symbian^3 handsets like the C7, E7, and C6-01. The Symbian Anna update brings with it some much needed features and enhancements, including an improved web-browser, portrait QWERTY input, new icons, and an improved version of Ovi Maps.

Other than this, the Anna update should also enable the NFC chip on the C7. Post the update, C7 owners would be able to share games, use NFC based accessories and read NFC tags using the NFC chip.

The whole Symbian Anna change-log can be found over at Nokia’s official blog. The Anna update will be available via OTA and/or via Nokia Software update and Ovi Suite. However, Nokia recommends using the Ovi Suite/NSU updating method, and suggests against using the OTA method, unless the user has access to a reliable Wi-Fi connection.

The Symbian Anna update will be available within this week in Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, UAE, the UK, and more countries.

Nokia N8 Symbian Anna Update Imminent!

Nokia will finally started rolling out the much-awaited Symbian Anna update for its camera with telephoning capabilities – the N8.

The Symbian Anna update brings with it a host of changes, which will definitely be welcomed by all Symbian loyalists. First and foremost, the whole UI has been tweaked, with rounded and larger icons, so as to make it more touch friendly.

Other than the new icons, there is also a new and much improved web-browser on-board. While the browser is not up to Android or iPhone level, it still is pretty good. The Anna update will also bring a portrait based QWERTY text-input system for the N8. There will also be a ‘split view’ text input system, when entering text in web pages and apps. The music player and the photo gallery app have also got minor UI tweaks. All other Ovi apps on the phone like Ovi Maps, Music, and Ovi store have also been updated to the latest versions.

At the moment, the firmware is listed in NaviFirm, which means that Nokia will start rolling out the firmware any moment now. Hopefully, the Anna update for other Symbian^3 based handsets like the E7, C7 and C6-01 will also be released soon.

All Symbian^3 owners need to make sure that they have Ovi Suite v3.1.185 or above installed, for the update to show up.

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Nokia C7 PR 2.0 Firmware Leaks; Brings Lots Of Changes

Nokia has promised that the company will release firmware updates for all the latest Symbian^3 handsets including the Nokia N8, C7 and C6-01, which will address the major shortcomings with the Symbian UI.

Up until now, Nokia has released the PR 1.1 firmware update for all the above said handsets that hardly brought any visible changes to the end-user. However, it is the next update i.e. PR 2.0 that will bring a lot of changes with it including a new web browser and a new text-input system. The PR 2.0 update will also bring a new portrait QWERTY keyboard to the latest Symbian handsets from the Finnish giant.

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Now, NitishKumar has managed to get his hands on the upcoming PR 2.0 firmware update for the Nokia C7. He managed to download the firmware through NaviFirm, which lists all the firmware Nokia is going to release or have already released to the public.

Some C7 owners over at DailyMobile.se forums have flashed the leaked PR 2.0 firmware on their handset. These users reported that the performance of the handset has improved considerably and Nokia has also enabled NFC with this firmware update. There is now an NFC settings option in the Settings Menu of the phone.

The Java version and the inbuilt web-browser have also been updated. The Kinetic scrolling and the home screen transitions are also smoother compared to PR 1.1 firmware. The new text-input system along with a new portrait QWERTY keyboard is also present.

The leaked firmware also installs many games on the handset including Fruit Ninja. Apparently, the battery life and the speaker sound quality also improved after flashing the PR 2.0 firmware.

In all probability, the PR 2.0 firmware update must be under final stages of testing for all the latest Symbian based handsets, and will be released within a couple of weeks from Nokia.

Nokia N8 And C7 Shipping With Defective Screens?

Nokia has been facing a lot of criticism for nearly all of their moves including the highly debatable and the much controversial Nokia-Microsoft deal. Irrespective of all this, there is no denying of the fact that the latest Symbian (former Symbian^3) handsets from Nokia have been selling in decent numbers.

The Finnish giant managed to sell nearly 4 million N8’s in the last quarter of 2010 and the C7 is also selling in decent quantities. Both these handsets the N8 and the C7 use an AMOLED screen, with the latter featuring a CBD (ClearBlack Display) as well. Now, some N8 and C7 owners are reporting that the screen on their handset(s ) is having some red-purple color tint and poor color gradients issue.

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Apparently, the issue is a hardware one and not a software one or a poor color calibration of the screen from Nokia. The issue is not a widespread one but quite a sizeable number of N8/C7 owners are facing the same problem.

Here is a link to a thread on DailyMobile about the AMOLED screen color problem on the N8. Users can read more about this problem and check if their N8/C7 has the same screen problem or not, here.

Nokia has not made any official statement regarding this issue until now, and if the issue is a hardware one, I doubt that they will!

Install Swype on Nokia N8

Swype is the most revolutionary innovation in mobile text input systems since T9. It works by allowing you to “swype” your fingers on a virtual keyboard to form words instead of typing out letters. It has been one of the major reasons behind the success of touchscreen Android phones. A few weeks back, Nokia announced Swype for Symbian devices. It is available in the Ovi Store for only a few devices now.

One of the Swype supported devices is the Nokia C7. It is suite similar to the Nokia N8, but has a more rounded design and sports slightly lower hardware specs.

If you have a Nokia N8, Nokia is planning to launch a version of Swype for the Nokia N8 pretty soon.

But if you can’t wait to try it out on your new Nokia N8, you can use the C7 version of Sqype. It works perfectly well in the N8, atleast in the landscape mode. In the portrait mode, it doesn’t. Nokia and Swype are probably working on a portrait version which might be released in the future.

To Install Swype on the Nokia N8, just go to http://store.ovi.com/content/58438/ and select your phone model as a Nokia C7. Install Swype on your N8 and have fun swyping.

To Install Swype on a Nokia C7, just do the same.

Swype on Nokia N8

via: NokiaMobile

Nokia C7 Walkthrough Video, Leaked Pics Surface

We had told you about the Nokia C7 nearly a month and half month ago. The Nokia C7 will be a lower-priced sibling of the Nokia N8. The C7 will be the second handset from Nokia to run on Symbian^3. The handset will feature a 3.5’inch screen with nHD (360×640) resolution. The phone also has a microUSB port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The back of the phone features an 8MP camera, assisted by dual-LED flash for low-light photography. The Nokia C7 is made using the same material as the Nokia N97/N97 Mini. The phone also has a call end and a call receive key in the front, along with a menu key. The phone, in all probability, will be powered by an ARM processor, running at 680 MHz. The device should also pack in 256MB of RAM. The device will be powered by a mere 1200mAh battery. Hopefully, the battery life of the device won’t be disappointing.

Here is the walk through of the Nokia C7 :

The C7 will be announced by Nokia at the upcoming Nokia World in September.

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