Symbian

Nokia Belle update to start in February

Nokia announced that it will roll out the Nokia Belle operating system update(previously known as Symbian Belle) starting February. Launched earlier this year with Nokia 701, Nokia 700 and Nokia 603 smartphone, the Nokia Belle will be available as a software update for the following devices- Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia E6, Nokia X7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7, Nokia 500 ...

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Upcoming Symbian OS: Symbian Carla followed by Symbian Donna

Nokia is working on the upcoming Symbian OS. Symbian Carla will be released in late 2012 or early 2013 followed by Symbian Donna about a year later. Symbian Carla is intended for smartphones with a 1GHz processor or higher and is set to introduce a new version of the Nokia browser, version 8.  There’s also new widgets, more NFC capabilities ...

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Symbian Anna available for update in Malaysia starting today

Nokia’s latest software update for Symbian smartphones- Symbian Anna is available for download in Malaysia from 22 August 2011 onwards. The Symbian Anna update will be rolled out in stages and will be made available for the following devices- Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01, and Nokia E7. Symbian Anna key features: Virtual portrait QWERTY for fast, one handed typing An ...

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Latest Symbian OS called Anna

Nokia has announced the much awaited Symbian^3 update called Anna(aka PR2). According to Nokia, the most obvious and visible feature of Symbian Anna is the new icons. The redesigned icons are part of the new UI.  Symbian Anna packs a split-screen keyboard allowing easier text input, an improved browser and enhanced security features too.

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Nokia Ovi Store hit 5 million downloads per day

Nokia Ovi Store now reaches up to 5 million downloads per day, propelled by the latest Symbian devices – the Nokia N8, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7 and Nokia E7 – which account for about 15 percent of the daily downloads. It has about 40 000 apps, with about 1 000 added per week according to Nokia. Press Release from Nokia ...

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Number of Mobile Malware/Threats doubled

This post is contributed by Kaspersky Lab E-Store SEA The latest Kaspersky Lab data shows that the number of malicious programs targeting mobile devices has more than doubled between August 2009 and December 2010. In 2010, over 65% more new threats targeting mobile devices were detected than in the previous year; and over 1,000 variants from 153 different families of ...

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Nokia says Windows Phone 7 unproven, it’s a risk

Nokia has admitted it’s taking a major risk with its deal to deploy Windows Phone 7 on its mobile devices. In its annual report filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Nokia said that the Microsoft deal leads to potential dangers of hopping into bed with an “unproven” platform. Over 29 pages of the report, Nokia said “The Windows ...

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[Video] Nokia CTO talks about the futures of Qt, MeeGo & Symbian

Nokia said it will use its MeeGo platform to develop disruptive tablet PC and plans to ship 150 million Symbian devices over the next year. Its chief technology officer Rich Green said he was disappointed the firm had to partner with another firm in smartphones, and said Nokia was determined never to be “caught from behind” again. The MeeGo device’s ...

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Nokia partnership with Microsoft – a bold move by Nokia

Comment by Ovum Tony Cripps, Principal Analyst, Ovum: “This is a bold decision by Nokia but absolutely the right one, both for itself and for Microsoft given the drastically changed landscape for smartphones in the past couple of years. There were few short term options available to the company to help it get back on terms with Apple and especially ...

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Nokia Smartphones to run Windows Phone 7

Last week, Nokia announced that it will partner with Microsoft to adopt Windows Phone 7 as its primary mobile operating system. As part of the partnership, Nokia & Microsoft also announced:

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Symbian websites to shut down on December 17

The Symbian Foundation will be transitioning to a licensing body and as a result, a number of Symbian websites will be shutting down on 17th December 2010. Below are the websites that are affected:

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Celcom LEDC – Symbian challenge

Celcom has announced their Symbian Application Contest via its League of Extraordinary Developers Challenge (LEDC) programme. The new LEDC – Symbian challenge is co-sponsored by Forum Nokia and will run from 15 November until 15 December 2010. Press release below.

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Sony Ericsson will be dumping Symbian, promises Windows Phone 7 in 2011

Sony Ericsson is the latest manufacturer to join the growing number of operators that are launching handsets for the new Microsoft operating system- Windows Phone 7. Sony Ericsson currently holds a 19% revenue share of the total Android market but according to its CEO Bert Nordberg, the company will look to Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 operating system after dropping ...

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Maxis 1Store offers 1200 Symbian and Java apps

As I posted before, Maxis launched the 1Store yesterday. The first Malaysia app store offers content for over 100 different types of mobile devices(Java and Symbian platform). (L to R) T. Kugan and Navin Wathan of Maxis showing the Maxis 1Store interface on the Maxis WAP Portal The are apps from games, general entertainment, tools and utilities, productivity, finance, travel ...

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Nokia Q1 results are out, Symbian 3 OS Delayed

Nokia has announced their financial results for the first quarter of the year. The good news is, their revenue and profit is higher than last year’s. And the bad news is Symbian ^3 OS- it has been delayed, though the first device is expected to be announced in the first half. Could it be Nokia N8-00?

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