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 500 Now Available In India For Rs.10,200

Back in August, Nokia announced the Symbian powered Nokia 500 smartphone. This handset runs on the Symbian Anna Operating System and it comes with a 3.2 inch display, 5 megapixel camera, 3G Connectivity, 2GB internal memory and more.

Nokia 500 is the first Symbian Anna powered smartphone, which runs on the 1GHz processor. We have a good news for those, who were eagerly waiting for the launch of this smartphone. Flipkart, a popular online retailer in India is already selling this smartphone in India. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

Nokia 500

Nokia 500 features a 3.2 inch display, sporting a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, 1 GHz processor, Symbian Anna Operating System, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel camera, VGA video recording, 4x digital zoom, geo-tagging and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 2 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, up to 7 hrs talk-time, up to 500 hours stand-by time and a 1110 mah battery.

This handset measures 53.8 x 111.3 x 14.1 mm and weighs just 93g. Nokia 500 comes with a price tag of Rs.10,200. To buy this handset, head over to this page at Flipkart.

Nokia 500 is the First Symbian Anna Phone with 1GHz Processor

Nokia has just released its first ever Symbian powered handset packing a 1GHz processor the Nokia 500. However, the 500 is not a high-end handset, everyone expected it to be. It is just a mid-range Symbian phone, with a 1GHz CPU.


The 500 sports a measly 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen with nHD (360×640) resolution. At the back of the 500 is a 5MP full-focus (EDoF) camera. Sadly, the handset lacks an LED flash and a front-facing camera. Other key features of the phone include Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, FM radio, microSD card slot, 3G/HSUPA and GPS with A-GPS.

The Nokia 500 runs on the latest version of Symbian, Anna, which features an improved web-browser and other UI enhancements. Like other Nokia handsets announced recently, the 500 also comes with Nokia Maps pre-loaded with free walk-&-drive navigation. The 500 is also capable of playing back music for up to 35 hours!

The Nokia 500 will be available in most regions of the world from the beginning of third quarter of this year. The handset will be available in black and white color, with user replaceable back covers of different colors. By the end of the year, the 500 will be available in more c0lors including purple, azure, blue, pink, red, orange and dark silver. The handset is expected to cost €150 before taxes and subsidies.

The official press release from Nokia does not state whether the 500 packs in a GPU, or not. It may very well be possible that Nokia ditched the GPU on the 500, in favor of a faster 1GHz processor.