Symbian name gets dropped, latest version called Nokia Belle
Nokia is all set to bid adieu to its Symbian branding. In a blog post, the Finnish company announced that its next version of Symbian OS will be called Nokia Belle. The latest move appears to be part of Nokia's drive to bring all its products under the Nokia product brand. Previously, Nokia had renamed its Ovi Store to Nokia Store. However, the company did not elaborate reasons behind the new OS name.
The Nokia Belle will be arriving in several Nokia smartphones including Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia E6, Nokia X7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7, and Nokia Oro. The roll-out of the OS will begin in February 2012. The Nokia Belle update comes with various new features including more home screens. In addition, the home screen widgets have been revamped and given more functionality. The Nokia Belle update also makes reading e-mails and other texts on the smartphones easier.
“Launched earlier this year with Nokia 701, Nokia 700 and Nokia 603 smartphones, the UI [Nokia Belle] has received lots of positive feedback from our customers. The enhanced versions of Nokia N8, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01 have now started their journey from the factories to the shops with Nokia Belle preinstalled, arriving first in China, then around the world,” says Nokia in the blog post.
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