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Nokia 808 PureView Coming To The UK On June 30

Nokia 808 PureView needs no introduction! Even though it runs on the outdated Symbian Operating System, this handset has gained a lot of attention, thanks to its amazing camera. The Nokia 808 PureView was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. This handset is the successor of the highly popular Nokia N8 smartphone. The Nokia PureView 808 sports a high-resolution 41 megapixel sensor with Carl Zeiss optics.

The Nokia 808 PureView is the first smartphone to feature Nokia’s award-winning PureView technology. This handset has received multiple awards, including Best Mobile Device at the MWC 2012 as well as the Best Imaging Innovation award from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). Nokia has already launched this device in most of the European and Asian markets. The compnay has also announced the unlocked version of this device for the US market. However, the folks living in the UK were left behind.

The Nokia 808 PureView was already available for pre-order at Amazon UK from the last few months, but the exact release date was not announced. Now, Nokia customers in the UK can finally get the much-awaited Nokia 808 PureView before the end of this month. If you are still unaware of the complete features, then check out the specs below.

Nokia PureView features a 4 inch ClearBlack display, sporting a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels, 1.3 GHz processor, Symbian Belle OS, 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA Connectivity, 3.5 mm headset jack, Dolby Digital Plus, up to 540 hrs of stand-by time, up to 6 hrs 50 mins of talk time and a 1400 mAh battery.

The Nokia 808 PureView will go on sale in the UK from June 30. This handset is available only in Black and White colors. It comes with a price-tag of £499 (approx. $780). To get this device, head over to this page at Amazon UK.

Unlocked Nokia PureView 808 Coming To The US For $699

Earlier this year, Nokia surprised everyone by unveiling the Nokia PureView 808 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. This handset is the successor of the highly popular Nokia N8 smartphone. The Nokia PureView 808 sports a high-resolution 41 megapixel sensor with Carl Zeiss optics. You heard it right! This device has also received multiple awards, including Best Mobile Device at the MWC 2012 as well as the Best Imaging Innovation award from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The Nokia 808 PureView is the first smartphone to feature Nokia’s award-winning PureView technology.

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Earlier, it was rumored that Nokia will not launch the amazing PureView 808 smartphone in the US. However, we have good news for the folks who were eagerly waiting to get this handset. Nokia recently announced the price and available of the PureView 808 for the customers living in the US. This handset will be available unlocked and unsubsidized through Amazon.

Apart from the 41 megapixel camera, the Nokia PureView features a 4 inch ClearBlack display, sporting a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels, 1.3 GHz processor, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA Connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, A-GPS, 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 540 hrs of stand-by time, up to 6 hrs 50 mins of talk time and a 1400 mAh battery. Sadly, this handset runs on the Symbian Belle OS, instead of the Windows Phone 7.5 OS.

The Nokia PureView 808 will offer support for AT&T’s 3G network. However, there is no 3G support for T-Mobile customers. If you are planning to use this device on T-Mobile’s network, then you will have to manage with the 2G speeds. This handset is already available for purchase in most of the European and Asian markets. The Nokia PureView 808 will go on sale at Amazon for $699 starting this week.

Nokia 603 Already Available In India For Rs.14,285

Back in October, Nokia announced the new Nokia 603 smartphone. This handset runs on the new Symbian Belle Operating System. It comes with a 3.5 inch touchscreen display, powerful 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera and more. Nokia has not yet officially launched this handset in India. But, Letsbuy, a popular online retailer is already selling this handset in India. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

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Nokia 603 features a 3.5 inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 640 × 360 pixels, 1 GHz processor, Symbian Belle Operating System, 5 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 2 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, FM radio, A-GPS, up to 75 hours music playback time, up to 10 hours video playback time, up to 16 hrs talk-time, up to 460 hrs stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.

Nokia 603 comes pre-loaded with some interesting apps such as Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Shazam, Microsoft Office Communicator, Quick Office and more. Nokia 603 comes with a price-tag of Rs.15,719, but Letsbuy is selling this handset for just Rs.14,285. This handset is currently available only in black color. To get this handset, head over to this page at Letsbuy.

Nokia N8 Symbian Belle Firmware Leaks

In the last month or so, a Symbian Belle firmware had leaked online for the Nokia C7 and the E6. However, no Belle firmware leaked online for the Nokia N8, which is probably the most popular Symbian^3 phone out there.

Now, it looks like the guy who leaked the earlier Belle firmware felt bad for the N8 owners and has leaked a new Belle firmware for the handset. The leaked firmware (v111.030) is newer than the C7’s leaked Belle firmware. The new firmware contains quite a lot of new widgets and is also much more smoother and faster compared to the C7’s Belle FW.

 

Below is a video of the leaked FW in action on the N8 -:

Interested readers can find the download link and installation steps here.

The official Symbian Belle update for all the existing Symbian^3 handsets is expected to land sometime in Q1 of 2012. For the unknown, the Belle update will bring with it a  noticeable  improvement in the UI of Symbian phones, new animations, widgets, up to 6 home screens and much more.

Nokia E6 Symbian Belle Firmware Leaks

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.

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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 603 To Soon Get A Firmware Update

Nokia will soon start rolling out a new firmware update for its recently released handset, the Nokia 603. This is the first firmware update for the handset since its release, so users should not expect some major changes. In all probability, the update is aimed at fixing some bugs with the firmware the phone released with.

The new firmware update carries the version no 111.030.0607, and will be rolled out via OTA (Over-The-Air) and Nokia Suite.

Nokia 603 owners are recommended to create a backup of their phone’s data, even though the handset supports User Data Preservation, just in case things go wrong.

According to Symbian Tweet, a new Symbian Belle firmware update will also be available for all other Belle running handsets. At the moment the change-log is still unknown, so not much can be said about the changes these new firmware updates will bring.

Nokia will soon be also rolling out firmware updates for the N8, C7, C6-01 and the E7. The new firmware update will bring the latest version of Symbian – Belle – to these handsets. The update is scheduled to be released sometime before 2011 ends.

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 N8, E7 and other Symbian^3 Devices Get A Firmware Update

Nokia has started rolling out a new firmware update for its current range of Symbian^3 handsets. Symbian^3 owners should not get too excited because it’s not the Belle update they are hoping for.

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The new firmware update (v25) does not bring any noticeable changes, except for the bump in the firmware version. Some users did report that the web browser seemed to open faster, and was much smoother in general use as well. This might as well be a placebo effect though.

The new v25 firmware update is being rolled out for all Symbian^3 powered handsets including the N8, E7, C7, and the C6-01. Users can either update the firmware via OTA (Over-The-Air) by keying in *#0000# or by simply using Nokia Software Updater/Nokia Suite.

Sadly, the firmware does not fix any of the serious issues with Symbian^3 including the Mail-for-exchange and Wi-Fi stability bug on the E7. In all possibility, this firmware update prepares the Symbian^3 handset for the upcoming Symbian Belle update.

Nokia has already started shipping Symbian Belle handsets and its current crop of Symbian^3 handsets are stated to get the Belle update sometime in Q4. Nokia will also announce its next-gen handsets at its upcoming Nokia World 2011 beginning from October 27th.

Via AlllAboutSymbian

Nokia 603 Announced; Packs a 1GHz Processor, NFC and CBD Display

Nokia has just announced a new addition to its Belle powered handsets, the Nokia 603. The 603 is a pretty sleek and compact handset, and is powered by a 1GHz processor.

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At the front of the phone is a 3.5-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with nHD (640×360) resolution, protected by a Gorilla glass. The phone has a Pentaband radio, along with Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, microSD card slot, 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi b/g/n and HSDPA (Up to 14.4Mbps). The usual array of sensors are also present.

At the back of the 603 is a 5MP camera, which is also capable of recording videos in 720p HD resolution. As stated earlier, the Nokia 603 will run on Symbian Belle, and will come pre-loaded with a bunch of apps including Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Shazam, Microsoft Office Communicator, Quick Office and much more.

The Nokia 603 will be available in two colors, white and black, but will come with six-swappable rear covers. The handset will ship sometime in Q4 of this year, and is expected to cost somewhere around €200 before taxes and subsidies.

Nokia 700 Launched In India For Rs.18,099

Along with the Nokia 701, the company also launched the new Nokia 700 smartphone at an event in India. This handset was announced last month in Hongkong. It is the company’s second device, which runs on the latest Symbian Belle Operating System. Nokia 700 is the greenest phone from Nokia, since the device is made up of bio-plastics, recycled plastics and recycled metals.

There is great synergy between Ra.One and Symbian Belle as they both represent technology of the next level. I am delighted that Ra.One will be the first movie in the country to be marketed through NFC. There are many path breaking initiatives that Nokia has undertaken with Ra.One that will allow the consumers to experience the world of Ra.One through Just Tap’ with NFC feature on the Symbian Belle smartphones,” said Shahrukh Khan, actor and Brand Ambassador, Nokia India.

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Nokia 700 features a 3.2-inch AMOLED CBD (ClearBlack Display), sporting a resolution of 360 × 640 pixels, 1 GHz processor, Symbian Belle OS, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash, HD (720p) video recording capabilities, NFC (Near Field Communication) and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, 256 MB RAM, 2 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, microUSB, eCompass, up to 465 hrs of stand-by time, up to 7 hrs 10 min talk-time, up to 47 hours music playback time and a 1080 mAh battery.

Nokia 700 comes with a price tag of Rs.18,099 (approx. $370) in India. This handset is available in 5 vibrant colors – Cool Grey, Silver/White, Coral Red, Peacock Blue and Purple. You can get this device at your nearest retailer or Nokia Priority stores in India.

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Nokia 701 Launched In India For Rs.18,999

Nokia recently announced the new Nokia 701  smartphone  at an event in Mumbai, India. It is the company’s first handset, which runs on the latest Symbian Belle Operating System. Last week, we already posted that Nokia 701 is unofficially available for purchase at online retailers such as Indiaplaza. Now, the  company  has officially released the device for its loyal customers in India.

The Indian smartphone market is growing at an exponential rate. Consumers today are looking for differentiators that go beyond multi-tasking and processor speed. With our latest range of smartphones on Symbian Belle, we are introducing a path-breaking technology in the form of Just Tap’ with NFC,” said D Shivakumar, managing director, Nokia India.

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Nokia 701 features a 3.5-inch IPS-LCD display with 360 x 640 pixels resolution, 1 GHz processor, Symbian Belle OS, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, HD (720p) video recording capabilities, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, microUSB  and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, stereo FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n,  512 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 71 hrs music playback time,  up to 504 hrs stand-by time, up to 6hrs 45min talk-time and a 1300 mAh battery.

Nokia 701 comes with a price-tag of Rs.18,999 (approx.$390) in India. This handset is available in different 2 colors Silver Light and Steel Dark. You can get this device at your nearest retailer or any Nokia Priority stores in India.

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Nokia 701 Already Available In India For Rs.16,999

Last month Nokia announced the new Nokia 701 smartphone. It is the first handset to feature the new Symbian Belle Operating System. This handset looks quite similar to the popular Nokia C7 smartphone. It comes with a 3.5-inch IPS-LCD display, 1 GHz processor, 8 GB internal memory and more. Nokia 701 is scheduled to release on September 28 in India, but if you can’t wait for next couple of days, then you can go ahead and buy this device online. Indiaplaza, a popular online retailer in India is already selling this device, even before it has been officially launched in India.

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Nokia 701 features a 3.5-inch IPS-LCD display, sporting a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels, 1 GHz processor, Symbian Belle OS, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, HD (720p) video recording capabilities, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, and more

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, stereo FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, microUSB, 512 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 504 hrs stand-by time, up to 6hrs 45min talk-time, up to 71 hrs music playback time and a 1300 mAh battery.

This handset is available in 2 colors – Silver Light and Steel Dark. Nokia 701 is expected to come with a price tag of Rs.18,999, but you can get this device for just Rs.16,999 (approx. $440). Indiaplaza will ship the device within 2 business days. You will also get a 1 year Nokia Warranty, along with the purchase of this device. To get this device, head over to this page at Indiaplaza

Microsoft Apps – Word, Excel And PowerPoint – Are Coming To Symbian!

Symbian users, you will finally get some benefits of the Nokia-Microsoft partnership. Up until now, the Nokia-MS deal was all about two sinking ships (Nokia and WP7)  joining hands to form one big ship, which hopefully will not sink.

Nokia and Microsoft have now joined hands to bring Microsoft Apps to Symbian Belle users. The Microsoft Apps package will consist of apps which will help in boosting the productivity of the user. The list of apps include Microsoft Lync 2010, PowerPoint Broadcast, OneNote and MS Document Connection. Symbian Belle users will get all the above stated apps for free sometime in the fourth quarter of this year.

MS Lync will allow users to have audio/video meetings on the go, while PowerPoint Broadcast will allow them to quickly broadcast Powerpoint presentations from their PC to mobile. The OneNote app is a rich note taking app from the Redmond based company, which syncs with SkyDrive.

Microsoft will also release another update in early-2012 which will add OneNote sync, along with bringing native versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint  to Symbian. This is the first time that the MS Word and other apps will be released for a mobile OS other than Windows Mobile or WP7.

 

Nokia 600 Announced; Is The Loudest Smartphone To Date

Along with the Nokia 700 and the 701, Nokia also announced a third phone, the Nokia 600. The Nokia 600 is an all-in-one entertainment hub, and has the dubious honor of being the loudest smartphone to date.

The Nokia 600 packs a 3.2-inch display with nHD (360×640) resolution. Like the 700 and 701, the Nokia 600 is also powered by a 1GHz processor and packs 256MB RAM along with 2GB of internal memory. The other key features of the Nokia 600 include a pentaband radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, N FC and a microSD card slot.

The back of the handset sports a 5MP camera with an LED flash. The 600 is also capable of recording videos in 720p HD resolution. Beside the super loud speaker, the 600 also comes with an FM transmitter. The FM radio also has an internal antenna, so users can listen to FM radio without plugging in any headset.

The Nokia 600 will be available in a variety of colors including black, white, pink and lime. Like the other Belle powered handsets announced by Nokia today, the 600 would also be available sometime in Q3 of this year. The handset will set you back by EUR180, excluding taxes and subsidies.

Symbian Belle Announced; Brings New UI, Resizable Widgets

Last week, Nokia started rolling out the Symbian Anna update for the Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia E7 and Nokia C6-01 in more than 15 countries of the world. Now, Nokia has finally announced the next version of the Symbian Operating System, called Symbian Belle. The newly upgraded Symbian OS will be available as a free update for users with phones currently running on Symbian Anna.

The latest Symbian Belle OS comes with a new User Interface, along with the improved status bar, live widgets, Modernised navigation, additional homescreens, Visual multitasking, Informative lock screen, etc. It also allows you to resize and rearrange widgets like the clock, email, music player, favourite contacts and the calendar on the homescreens. Symbian Anna has only 3 homescreens, but the new Symbian Belle comes with 3 additional homescreens. Check out the complete features below.

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Improved status bar:

The status bar sports a modern, flat look and incorporates a pull down notifications tab that incorporates common settings and notification of incoming messages, missed calls and the rest.

Modernised navigation:

The navigation and options bar at the bottom of the screen sports a modern, new look, similar to that first seen on the Nokia N9.

New apps:

A new suite of powerful business apps from Microsoft includes Lync (IM for businesses, like Microsoft Communicator), Sharepoint, OneNote, Exchange ActiveSync and PowerPoint Broadcaster.

Informative lock screen:

The lock screen now tells you about missed calls, messages in your inbox and more, so you can check your phone at a glance. You can now also add a coloured wallpaper to your lock screen.

Visual multitasking:

Now you can flick between larger live images of your open apps to see what’s going on at a glance and move quickly between your apps.

Near-Field Communications (NFC) is also deeply integrated into the Symbian Belle OS, which allows you to share pictures and videos, connect with accessories and check-in with just a tap. Symbian Belle will be available for Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia X7, Nokia E6 and Nokia 500 in the coming months. Until then, check out the demo video below.