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Nokia unveils Symbian Belle, looks Android-ish

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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 Kuhang M. @ 2011-08-28 06:57 from 6iQP - click to readWhat? Are you high or something?!
Android a copy of iOS? Really?!
Since when has iOS:
- notification dropdown bar (cooming soon)
- live widgets
- custom keyboards
- custom launchers
- extended API --> Tasker
But for me the order is:
1. iOS (smoothness and apps)
2. Android (customization and apps)
3. Symbian (with little more work and more apps it can be better, but the end is near (2016) and the replacement (MeeGo) will rock!)

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  • 2011-08-28 15:02
  • 3pw6

> In reply to Kuhang M. @ 2011-08-28 06:57 from 6iQP - click to readYes me too,... that's also my Top 3. iOS, Symbian, Meego/Maemo.

iOS for its smoothness and apps
Symbian for functionality and business
and Meego for underground functionality...

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  • 2011-08-28 11:06
  • t7GE

> In reply to d @ 2011-08-28 07:46 from u7mY - click to readloL ANDROID is the "future"?

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  • 2011-08-28 11:04
  • t7GE

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-27 19:05 from utsy - click to readyeah right. . symbian has been too long in the market and it should retire like now. android is the future. embrace it else just enjoy your symbian

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  • 2011-08-28 07:46
  • u7mY

Ok fellas here's the deal.To all Android OS boasters,Android sells...nobody takes anything off this point.You know why...???...All you Android OS urers know it within your head that you want to use an iPhone lookalike worth $100, and ofcourse use free crap Apps. 80% of all Android phones are cheap plastics,worth less Than my Bose in-ear!!! I've used all three OS's.listing in Ranks would be No.1 IOS , 2. Symbian , 3. Android. As a matter of fact with time Meego would take the No. 2 spot,Symbian down to 3 and Android Nowhere aroud top 3.Love it or loath it Android is all but a cheap IOS replica!!! I'd prefer Symbian over Android,on any given day!!!

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  • 2011-08-28 06:57
  • 6iQP

For full official specification search Nokia europe site and nokia india site in google

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  • 2011-08-28 06:11
  • Khr4

Nokia is superb brand in other brand mobiles but the small problem is software in others But now a good reply for other software mobiles especially Android, nokia gift the new SYMBIAN SOFTWARE IN NEW MODEL PHONES and also the shining in our brand and also the superb model in mobiles in the whole world

note:The nokia mobiles are fabulous clarity&beutiful models. there for not competating

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  • 2011-08-28 03:35
  • 7qAc

Anyone know how to add additional homescreens in Belle?

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  • 2011-08-27 23:00
  • 05Nd

> In reply to Jo jo @ 2011-08-25 19:38 from vbPH - click to readdude symbian belle has much better ui than andriod
but andriod wins all because of andriod market
if symbian has this much amount of apps symbian wins
plus NFC is awesome
andriod and other should have it or it will be useless

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  • 2011-08-27 19:05
  • utsy

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-26 13:35 from TL5j - click to readhaha stupid i have it n its 680 mhz only ... it just have one thing in special that it works on 192 mhz for lower power consumption when phone is idle ... and the 32 mb gpu

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  • 2011-08-27 15:34
  • 2@e5

Hey Folks i notice that you say that N* is 1GHZ. Is there any way to verify this? Nokia's site doesn't carry specs

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  • 2011-08-27 05:21
  • 2@e{

> In reply to Mark @ 2011-08-25 13:57 from mbyw - click to readThey know because they follow the news. Symbian has been outsourced to Accenture, and will be discontinued by 2016.

FYI, discontinued, that means support will end for the Symbian platform.

The current update was long overdue and seems to have been done right, which is good but you can hardly say it reestablished Nokia in the current market as a leading brand - they merely caught up with 'the rest'.

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  • 2011-08-26 19:28
  • nidV

It was silly for Nokia to go fro WP7 it's the ugliest OS out there. Belle is similar to android and everyone knows that most Nokia's have the best battery life.

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  • 2011-08-26 17:17
  • NhtX

You obviously completely missed the point of Vanjoki's statement, they didn't want to switch to android because while it brings profits in the short term, you also lose market independence in the long run.

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  • 2011-08-26 16:15
  • ssX8

i would like to say i like Android but everything about it is stolen, my sistas Galaxy S is chipping off and iPhone copy, KIES Pc Suite is crappy almost doesnt exist, battery life is a topic for another day and finaly the bugs are unstoppable.
Symbian was never peferct but Android nedds loads of work....anyway Android isnt something i have never seen before.

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  • 2011-08-26 14:13
  • NHLL

will symbain belle gets ahead of android, ios?
Can meego get to the top surpassing windows,android, and ios?
Is nokia doing enough to compete with gaints?
Pls reply guys
finally which os will be at top in 2014 ?
I think that whichever os will be on top in 2014 will be there for a long time

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  • 2011-08-26 13:57
  • fCxa

> In reply to peery @ 2011-08-24 16:20 from fr9V - click to readfirst u clear ur infos.i thnk u r just another gsmareana henchman.for your knowledge n8 is 1ghz nt 680.if u really owned one u would have known

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  • 2011-08-26 13:35
  • TL5j

> In reply to [deleted post]yes i agree with u.apart from u i have also seen in reviews though not stating directly the writer always hints that nokia has failed to proove itself.i think gsmareana is biased.i mean for the same price segment it boosts advantage of samdroid bt fail to outlyn the distinctive features of nokia.also how come even though nokia is at 3sd place in terms of smrtphnes bt nt much behind if we luk at the volume of sales.bt here at ths site almst al people hate nokia

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  • 2011-08-26 12:44
  • TL5j

being an android user(Galaxy Ace), i agree with lot of people who are saying it looks androish.....But we have to give credit to nokia for coming with this new OS. They made very good phone's in terms of build quality and battery life...Every smart phone does have its own pros and cons. My galaxy Ace rocks in performance but poor in build quality and failed in battery.. so its just matter of user choice what exactly he wants to have in his mobile...All the best to noikia..hope u can do better with this new OS.

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  • 2011-08-26 12:30
  • uWt1

> In reply to JunePhilippines @ 2011-08-26 09:47 from t7GE - click to readI know symby is luggy.I play angry birds with my sg2. prefer larger screen

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  • 2011-08-26 10:35
  • myx%

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