News

GSMArena.com site search

Symbian 3.2 and 5.0 get a browser and navigation update

Symbian 3.2 and 5.0 get a browser and navigation update

29 June, 2011 | comments (169)

Nowadays taking care of its latest smartphones is mandatory for every manufacturer with any kind of long term ambitions. However releasing an update for three-year old smartphones, ranging from entry level phones to former high-enders, and...


Nokia 5250 goes official - few features for low price

Nokia 5250 goes official - few features for low price

24 August, 2010 | comments (70)

So, we meet again the Nokia 5250. This time there are better photos, actual official specs and price too. The Nokia 5250 will cost a bit over a 100 euro - it's not the coveted 100 euro smartphone but it comes pretty close. The Nokia 5250 has a...


Nokia 5250 manual leaks, reveals limited connectivity

Nokia 5250 manual leaks, reveals limited connectivity

11 August, 2010 | comments (53)

Another day, another news concerning the still unannounced Nokia 5250. This time we have the phone's guide which reveals a few more of its features. Apparently this will be a rather low-end smartphone, coming with a rather short specs sheet. The...


Better photo of Nokia 5250 found, details still scarce

Better photo of Nokia 5250 found, details still scarce

10 August, 2010 | comments (65)

We caught a brief glimpse of the Nokia 5250 back in July and now it's back. New details are scarce but at least we're getting a better look at the phone. The design is freshened up, but the screen seems to be smaller than the one on the 5230. The...


Nokia 5530 XpressMusic gets updated, v. 30.0.009 now available

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic gets updated, v. 30.0.009 now available

11 June, 2010 | comments (165)

One of Nokia's most affordable smartphones, the full touch 5530 XpressMusic, has just got a software update. The new firmware version 30.0.009 is said to bring universal kinetic scrolling to the 5530 as well as some other goodies. Nokia...


Nokia releases updates for Nokia N900 and Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Nokia releases updates for Nokia N900 and Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

14 January, 2010 | comments (247)

Nokia has been busy pushing out software updates - a second one for the Nokia N900, one for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and one for the Nokia Software Updater. After the minor update, which brought Ovi Store functionality to the N900, the second...


Sony Ericsson U5i passes FCC tests, runs Symbian, is not Kurara

Sony Ericsson U5i passes FCC tests, runs Symbian, is not Kurara

28 December, 2009 | comments (30)

There's something strange going on - the Sony Ericsson U5i passed FCC testing a few days ago, but that model number was tossed around as the Sony Ericsson Kurara model number, though this U5i seems to be a different device. The Sony Ericsson...


New Samsung M5650 Lindy live photos give us a better look

New Samsung M5650 Lindy live photos give us a better look

10 December, 2009 | comments (15)

The super-Corby that is the Samsung M5650 Lindy sneaked into availability rather covertly and there were practically no good-quality photos of it. Now, we have live shots of the Neon Blue color version, and they give a much better view of the...

Tags: Samsung, Touch UI


Samsung M5650 Lindy pops into existence, is Corby on steroids

Samsung M5650 Lindy pops into existence, is Corby on steroids

07 December, 2009 | comments (35)

The Samsung Corby got a Wi-Fi enabled borther recently, but it turns out, they are actually triplets - the Samsung M5650 Lindy being their sister. With 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi and improved camera and almost the same price, it seems almost too good to...

Tags: Samsung, TouchUI


Nokia N97 embraces kinetic scrolling with firmware 20.0

Nokia N97 embraces kinetic scrolling with firmware 20.0

27 October, 2009 | comments (120)

Right as promised Nokia released a major firmware update for the N97 Symbian smartphone. Bringing substantial improvements to user experience and some new applications, firmware version 20.0.019 is already available for download from the company...


Another Samsung phone on the loose, S5560 spotted in the wild

Another Samsung phone on the loose, S5560 spotted in the wild

27 October, 2009 | comments (9)

If you haven't heard of Samsung S5560 before, it's because it's not even official yet. However today we spotted its full specs complete with a marketing image. Besides full touch UI, it packs Wi-Fi at the expense of 3G. We guess this is what it...


Nokia 5230 poses for some live shots before it heads for the stores

Nokia 5230 poses for some live shots before it heads for the stores

18 October, 2009 | comments (40)

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic seems to have it all - large 3.2" touchscreen display, 3G and Wi-Fi support and even a GPS receiver aboard. The cute Nokia 5530 XpressMusic kept only the Wi-Fi, its display shrank to 2.9 inches and the battery capacity was...


China-only Nokia 3208c has touchscreen, knows the language

China-only Nokia 3208c has touchscreen, knows the language

31 August, 2009 | comments (26)

Nokia announced its second China-specific mobile phone - the Nokia 3208c. It sports a touchscreen in order to support handwriting, like its predecessor - the Nokia 6208c but doesn't run on Symbian as you might have expected. The Nokia 3208c runs...

Tags: Nokia, S40, Touch UI


Full touch Nokia 5230 announced, 3G and GPS onboard

Full touch Nokia 5230 announced, 3G and GPS onboard

25 August, 2009 | comments (267)

Nokia are obviously getting more and more serious about their touchscreen portfolio. Hot on the heels of the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, they have announced the Nokia 5230 - an entry-level touchscreen handset. The newcomer has the same dimensions as the...


Nokia N97 Mini previewed ahead of launch, fails to impress

Nokia N97 Mini previewed ahead of launch, fails to impress

25 August, 2009 | comments (47)

Some of our readers were still skeptical after the first two leaks of the Nokia N97 Mini but that should be enough to convince them that the handset is just round the corner. A live preview of the slightly downgraded version of the Nokia multimedia...


Samsung S3650 - a new touch phone on the cheap

Samsung S3650 - a new touch phone on the cheap

24 August, 2009 | comments (33)

It seems that Samsung have another budget touchscreen phone in store for us besides the already available Samsung S5230 Star - meet the Samsung S3650. It's got a quite compact design, unique colors and a 200 euro price tag. And it's almost knocking...

Tags: Samsung, Touch UI


Nokia 5530 XM to start selling on 11 August in the UK at 150 euro

Nokia 5530 XM to start selling on 11 August in the UK at 150 euro

07 August, 2009 | comments (111)

The latest touch-enabled Nokia 5530 XpressMusic should be available very soon through Carphone Warehouse, which will sell the phone exclusively for six weeks. Every one in the UK can grab one for 150 euro with a pre-paid SIM presumably unlocked as...


Pics of Nokia N97 Mini leak, Symbian world holds its breath

Pics of Nokia N97 Mini leak, Symbian world holds its breath

30 July, 2009 | comments (88)

The available info doesn't get any further than a spy shot or two, but we're talking the real deal here. The most popular handset in our database for several weeks in a row - Nokia N97 is to have a baby brother soon. Rumors of a more compact...


Nokia 5800 XpressMusic to get kinetic scrolling, widgets

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic to get kinetic scrolling, widgets

20 July, 2009 | comments (147)

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is getting a firmware update, which will introduce some new, quite welcome features - an enhanced homescreen, kinetic scrolling in some menus as well as improved camera performance and response time. Update: The...


Nokia N97 finally gets N-gage support, 5800 XM still not there

Nokia N97 finally gets N-gage support, 5800 XM still not there

22 June, 2009 | comments (55)

This weekend Nokia N97 was finally listed among the compatible N-gage devices bringing a bunch of high-quality games to the large touchscreen display of Nokia flagship. Unfortunately, Nokia 5800 XM is still not among the supported devices probably...