Nokia Confirms U.S. Delivery of Symbian Anna
Nokia has confirmed that owners of Symbian-based smartphones in the U.S. now have access to the Anna system update. Anna will be delivered to the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7. Symbian Anna uses a new set of icons on the home screens, offers a portrait software QWERTY keyboard, and makes usability improvements to the photo gallery. Nokia targeted some of the new features towards business users, including instant messaging with Microsoft Communicator Mobile, and meeting request support and hardware-accelerated device encryption within the email program. Symbian Anna also includes the latest versions of Nokia Maps, the browser, Nokia Store, Nokia Suite, and Nokia's Social application. Symbian Anna also activates the NFC hardware in the Nokia C7. The update will be provided over the air or via Nokia Suite.
Nokia's Sleeping Screen Is an Informative Wallpaper
Nokia Beta Labs has released a new bit of software for Symbian^3 devices that transforms the display into an entertaining yet informative landscape. With the software enabled, users can see missed calls, unread text messages, and calendar notifications.
Nokia Drops 'Symbian' Name, Plans Belle Updates
Nokia has changed the name of its legacy Symbian platform from Symbian Anna/Bell to Nokia Anna/Belle. In a recent blog post about smartphone software updates, Nokia called the upcoming Belle update Nokia Belle and in parenthesis said "previously Symbian Belle." The company did not make a formal announcement about a branding change, however.
Nokia Offering Belle to Die-Hard Symbian Customers
Nokia today announced that the latest version of its home-grown smartphone platform, called Belle, is available to download. The new system software brings a refreshed look to the user interface as well as a number of under-the-hood improvements to the operating system.
Microsoft Delivers Office Apps to Nokia Belle
Nokia and Microsoft today announced the availability of some Microsoft Office applications to smartphones running Nokia Belle. The first set of apps available include OneNote, Document Connection, Lync, and PowerPoint.
Nokia Delivering Belle Update to Symbian Phones
Nokia today began pushing a system update to devices running the Symbian Belle platform. The new version of Belle (111.040.1511) is for devices such as the Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7, and Oro.