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
Late last month, a Symbian Belle firmware for the Nokia C7 made its way on the Internet. Now, a couple of weeks later, a Belle FW for the Nokia E6 has leaked online. The Belle update for the Symbian^3 handsets is going to bring some much needed UI enhancements, a new camera app and much more.
Some E6 owners who tried the leaked Belle FW on their phone are reporting an increase in performance, and a much smoother scrolling performance compared to the Anna firmware. Other changes in the Belle FW include new widgets for weather and mail, a much faster and improved web browser, and a much prettier and usable UI. Interested Nokia E6 owners can find the download link and installation instructions over at DailyMobile forums. Since this is an early leak, I’d recommend business oriented users to stay away from this leak.
The official Symbian Belle firmware update for the existing bunch of Symbian^3 handsets like the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01, and the E6 will get the official firmware update sometime in early 2012.
Nokia has released a new software update for the recently released Symbian Anna running handsets the E6 and X7. The firmware updates for both the handsets are minor in nature and mainly fix some bugs and bring about the usual improvement in performance and stability.
The new software update (v22.014) also updates the core applications of the phone. The Web’ app has been updated, with improvements in Kinetic scrolling, and page rendering. The Social’ app now sports a new icon as well. There are also minor improvements in USB connectivity and Mail for exchange.
The new software update is available either via OTA (Over-the-Air), or by using Nokia Ovi Suite/Software Updater. Both the handsets feature UDP, so users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update. However, it is always recommended to make a backup of your important data before proceeding with the firmware update. You never know when things can go wrong, and you end up bricking your phone!
The update is not yet available in all regions, so X7 and E6 users need to be a bit patient before they get the update.
Nokia has just announced their next compact QWERTY phone, oriented towards business users the Nokia E6.
The Nokia E6 is the successor of the highly popular Nokia E72, and features a 2.46-inch touch-screen display with VGA (640×480) resolution. The screen of the handset is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass.
The internals of the E6 is similar to other touchscreen based Symbian phones out there the Nokia N8, C6 and the E7. The handset is powered by a ARM11 processor running at 680MHz, while a graphics chip from Broadcom handles the graphics department. It also packs 256MB of RAM, and 8GB of internal memory along with a microSD card slot.
The usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS with A-GPS, and USB On-The-Go are also present. The back of the E6 sports a disappointing 8MP EDoF camera with dual-LED flash. The camera is also capable of recording videos in 720p HD resolution.
For business users, the Nokia E6 features hardware accelerated device encryption, Cisco SSL VPN support, support for Mail for Exchange with enforced encryption and remote lock and wipe etc. The E6 is powered by a beefy 1500mAh battery, and according to Nokia is capable of providing a stand-by time of more than a month on 3G or 7.5hours of continuous talk-time (3G).
The Nokia E6 is expected to hit the stores sometime in Q2 of 2011 for approximately â‚¬340, before taxes and subsidies.