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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