Nokia has finally started pushing out the much awaited Belle Feature Pack 2 (FP2) for its Symbian platform based smartphones. The new Nokia Belle FP2 update was pushed over the air for four smartphones – Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia 701, Nokia 700 and Nokia 603. The 808 gets the best features, and now will have a landscape Gallery Grid view option, which will enable faster and easier zooming, editing and sharing of images; more picture info like ISO value, white balance and location; and a reset button to get back to the default image setting in one touch.
Developers with access to Nokia’s Remote Device Access (RDA) tool have “discovered” a bunch of new Lumia and Belle phones. Interestingly, four of these handsets seem to be Windows Phone devices while the Belle 805 should be running on Symbian Belle.
According to Nokia Power User, the Lumia 920, 950, 1001 and Nokia 510 could be authentic or just misinformation planted by rumormongers. However, the blog believes that the Nokia 510 and Belle 805 are likely “authentic” and that the Nokia 510 could be the “cheapest Windows Phone 7.5 device” aimed [...]
Nokia and Microsoft have made the mobile versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel available to select Symbian Belle handsets. The add-on is given through a free software update to those eligible for the update. If you own a E7, C7, C6-01, X7, Oro, 700, 701 or 603 you can get the apps directly from the Nokia Software Update utility.
If you’re a Word user, you’ll appreciate the fact that with Word mobile, you can save or send documents while preserving tables, SmartArt and charts, or the pinch/zoom functionality to easily view and edit documents.
In PowerPoint mobile, you can edit [...]
Nokia has broken every possible camera record, with its new Nokia 808 PureView Smartphone. The new 4 inch 360 x 640 (nHD) device runs a new featured version of Belle OS on a 1.3GHz single-core chip and 512MB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage. But, all these things are not what make the purview 808 special, its actually the camera technology. The PureView 808 is capable of capturing images at a whopping 41 Megapixels and 34-megapixels for 16:9 images, the camera also shoots 1080p with continuous autofocus.
The technology means that taking typically sized shots (say, 5 megapixels) [...]
Nokia is really struggling with their Symbian phones, especially after the announcement of the end of days for the OS. Nokia Belle is the name given to the dying OS and the new revision brings some promise. Lets see how the Nokia 701 with Belle does in our review.
The Nokia 701 is exceptionally well built, If you have handled any of their E-Series metal phones, you will feel a similar sort of construction here. The back cover and top front bezel are all steel, the frame and remaining parts are solid plastic with a nice paint job that fools you into believing that the [...]
Nokia is playing games, in a old school fashion. The overall morale and sales of Symbian devices have dipped since Mr. Elop announced that they would be dropping support for the devices back in June. Nokia has found a very “Delhi” way of dealing with the problem, change the name!. Nokia has rebranded all current and upcoming devices as running on “Nokia Belle”. The Symbian name has been let go and without much fanfare, to much disappointment of Symbian lovers and owners.[threecol_one]”The all new Nokia Belle (previously Symbian Belle)…”[/threecol_one]
The Nokia 600 was a replacement to the long series of Nokia Music phones. But looks like the company is no longer interested in selling this particular device. This is another sad demise of a Symbian device, truly sad. The company’s taken down any pages on its websites that are related to the product from the main and developer websites. The device ran Symbian belle and had a 360 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches display with full multitouch support. The device also had a 1 GHz processor, 2D/3D graphics HW accelerator, which would have made it a fast and responsive device.
The thing is, after careful consideration, we have decided not to ship the Nokia 600.
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