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  • Nokia retires the Symbian brand

    FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia is ditching its Symbian brand altogether and is renaming its latest version of the Symbian mobile operating system as Nokia Belle.

    Nokia announced in its blog, "The all new Nokia Belle (previously Symbian Belle) user interface will soon be available for download to some existing smartphones and begin shipping with a selection of smartphones that are already on the market."

    What was formerly Symbian Belle was launched earlier this year with the Nokia 701, Nokia 700 and Nokia 603 smartphones.

    Starting in February 2012, Nokia will release the Nokia Belle software update to existing customers, who will be able to download it straight to their phones.
    Nokia Belle brings more home screens, expanding the current three home screens on Nokia Anna to six.

    Nokia has also improved the home screen widgets and made them more functional than before.
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. mjmacky's Avatar
      mjmacky -
      As a consumer, Nokia purchasing Symbian became a huge disappointment. The support for other manufacturers running Symbian seemed to be non existent. Getting apps was the same pain in the ass, the "market" being accessible only from Nokia devices, if it worked at all. So it basically came down to scouring the internet and different forums for sis and sisx packages (if the links were still live). Then of course there's the UI issue, but I don't feel like commenting about that since it's been done before. I think it's been just over a year since I said bye to Symbian, glad I didn't wait until the name died off.
    1. ulun64's Avatar
      ulun64 -
      I love Nokia phone but hate symbian......