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Nokia unveils Symbian Belle, looks Android-ish

24 August, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia unveils Symbian Belle, looks Android-ish - read the full textNokia pulled the cover off Symbian Belle, which will debut with the three new models (600, 700 and 701). It succeeds Anna and brings more improvements to the Symbian OS - to quote the press release, "All in all, Symbian Belle provides Nokia's most competitive, seamless and intuitive Symbian...

 

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> In reply to Nokia Sucks @ 2011-08-24 16:23 from IDkH - click to readhaha..then Apple is doing the right thing suing Samsung.... Maybe I should try to ring up my company folks to Sue every company who is making smartphones ...
FYI: Working for Ericsson....

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  • 2011-08-24 16:26
  • M{Ji

> In reply to Santanu Dey @ 2011-08-24 16:07 from M{Ji - click to readActually Nokia 9000 released in 1996 was smartphone already.

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  • 2011-08-24 16:25
  • gFsH

> In reply to Gestapo @ 2011-08-24 16:16 from svk% - click to readIts an over exaggeration what you're mentioning to begin with, and it also depends on what applications you install, and whether you "accept" the terms to be traced. Its in the start menu of most android phones.

There have been similar talks of this an iOS before, however with that, Apple did not ask for user permission the way Android has.

The way you talk is as if you're a Doomsayer, its the end of the world and Nokia is here to bring you deliverance.

Once again Malware and spyware is again a choice of the user in terms of what they install. Flexibility comes at a cost, the same as using a Windows PC platform, so that argument is very invalid without proper statistics and backing to prove it.

Also it would help if you knew how to spell environment...

This is by no means a Nokia bash, but the way you talk of it is really silly imho.

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  • 2011-08-24 16:25
  • P%LM

would i be able to update my nokia x6 to this software or is it reserved to the new nokia phones alone?

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  • 2011-08-24 16:25
  • 8yP%

> In reply to hamsteyr @ 2011-08-24 16:21 from P%LM - click to readPlease... Belle isn't out yet.. so we dont know how does it feels..... How can you say, it feels like Android without using it anyway...

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  • 2011-08-24 16:24
  • M{Ji

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-24 16:18 from PBRB - click to readThis has no connection to Android mate.

"resizable widgets"
--> On Maemo before Android
"flat menu"
--> On Maemo before Android
"pull-down notification area"
--> On Maemo before Android

And Maemo was developed with support from Nokia.

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  • 2011-08-24 16:24
  • prpF

> In reply to Santanu Dey @ 2011-08-24 16:17 from M{Ji - click to readMaemo? The OS that failed to take off? LOL

What matters here is that the features found on Belle were popularized by Android, was brought to the masses by Android, and to the eyes of the masses, Belle copied Android.

It's sort of like the iPad. It's not the first tablet but it's the tablet that paved the way on how tablets are done nowadays. In this case, the features on Belle were undoubtedly popularized by Android.

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  • 2011-08-24 16:23
  • IDkH

Wake up GSMARENA nokia didnt copy any one. Nokia goes in its own way.

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  • 2011-08-24 16:22
  • 7qDs

> In reply to Nokia Sucks @ 2011-08-24 16:18 from IDkH - click to readTry to dig down and find out Maemo(as one user pointed out)...and so every Smartphone company in the world is a copy cat because they copied Ericsson R380(touch screen, first OS phone).....
Its a lame comment....

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  • 2011-08-24 16:22
  • M{Ji

> In reply to [deleted post]Very true, but in return, while most of these UI enhancements may have been thought of by Nokia to begin with, the way they mashed them together by all means really did not have to look like the current Android platform.

Maemo was completely different in terms of how it looked and felt in that respect, the Nokia N8's Meego looked like something of its own, so why now?

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  • 2011-08-24 16:21
  • P%LM

I have an N8. The hardware is awesome no doubt! The initial software (PR1.2) was bad. I've updated to Anna last week and I must say the phone is very smooth and very responsive. There's great themes out too!

Now with Belle I think the N8 will be one of the best phones out there in terms of usability and hardware! And the best thing is that it can do all of this functionality with a 680MHz processor as compared to newer smartphones with almost 4 times this processing power. Hopefully we'll get the official Belle by the end of Sept!

Welcome back Symbian! Thought we lost u there!!! :p

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  • 2011-08-24 16:20
  • fr9V

> In reply to [deleted post]Very true, as said before, I own a Galaxy S and I am by all means not a Samsung fan.

At times they make me Facepalm, especially with the Galaxy Ace, which is a blatant rip on the design of the iPhone 4.

Sometimes it feels like they're asking for law suits.

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  • 2011-08-24 16:19
  • P%LM

> In reply to [deleted post]Gsmarena is just being honest. I doubt they are in google's pockets. Nokia is in trouble right now and in desperation, they do desperate measures and they copied Android.

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  • 2011-08-24 16:18
  • IDkH

Can I call it COPYCAT, or something like that?

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  • 2011-08-24 16:18
  • PBRB

i really hope nokia get back on top.

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  • 2011-08-24 16:18
  • mcut

> In reply to Nokia Sucks @ 2011-08-24 16:16 from IDkH - click to readYou are technologically infant....
try to remember the Maemo..and grow up....

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  • 2011-08-24 16:17
  • M{Ji

I'm seeing the trademark Android notification bar everywhere... iPhones, Bada... and now this.

Oh well. This is what they get for android being an open source system. They can get anything out of Android for free, and even have access to the code. Google can't sue, they've released Android like that.

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  • 2011-08-24 16:17
  • uH@r

> In reply to hamsteyr @ 2011-08-24 16:08 from P%LM - click to readAndroid is google and google is watching every step you take on the internet.
Like being watched?

Start using www.duckduckgo.com when searching internet and you will not be followed.

Android, well recently unveiling that 1 of 10 apps are malware and spyware.

That is why stick to Nokia and of course, they taking an enveronment responsibility for their products.

I really like these new phones but I stick to my Nokia E6 for a while.

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  • 2011-08-24 16:16
  • svk%

Nokia has always had a pulldown menu for notifications since S60v5.

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  • 2011-08-24 16:16
  • 3G8X

This is hilarious. Nokia copied the pull down notification from Android. Nokia just proved that they are running out of ideas and has copied Symbian's greatest competitor. Nokia is now officially a has been and washed out company.

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  • 2011-08-24 16:16
  • IDkH

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