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Nokia 500 Belle update is now finally rolling out

15 February, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia 500 Belle update is now finally rolling out - read the full textNokia 500 is running Symbian Anna out of the box, but its performance is quite disappointing. The reason is quite simple - there is no GPU in the Nokia 500 and its CPU is handling the GPU calculations instead. We can't promise you the things will get better with the Belle update, but still - it...


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> In reply to AhmedDabbagh @ 2012-02-15 14:44 from smXa - click to readSame here in souther africa. Nobody cares about android, symbian or wat ever. The know of iphone as a rich guyz phone and nokia as quility for money. Samsung comes somewhere in the middle.

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  • 2012-02-15 21:35
  • f0}6

> In reply to Mark @ 2012-02-15 18:22 from Yejv - click to read...well, they did! just check the title of the news you are posting comments.
And i give total reason to gsmarena as i only imagine how they (gsmarena) are teasing Nokia to do better! Why release a new version of 5800/x6 just diferent design! Yea, the processor is better but you still get the almoust same perfomance as said above!
Said this can almost guarantee all you that im big time fan of nokia, probably more than you and i say:
"you should had known better", Nokia!
I own a n97 and my sis have this 500. I feel them the same apart from the keyboard and the 32gb.

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  • 2012-02-15 18:48
  • 0ZB0

i successfully updated my Nokia 500
and wow, they have the Angry Birds installed on the phone!!!!

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  • 2012-02-15 18:43
  • t7yf

For Christ's sake GSM Arena. Get off your high horse and stop bitching about bargain Nokia's that don't have dual core performance. Why don't you laud the fact that Nokia actually updates its handsets, unlike a lot of other manufacturers?

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  • 2012-02-15 18:22
  • Yejv

Yuppieeeeeeeeeee!! Right now i'm updating belle OS for my nokia 500 :) :)

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  • 2012-02-15 18:01
  • v{Nt

i think belle will work better on 500 than belle has shown performance improvement on every device.that means better ram management is there. Nokia has also increase the frame rate for video recording from 15fps to 30fps. that shows 500 will handle belle better

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  • 2012-02-15 16:47
  • vbxf

Don't know about the 500, but I just installed Belle on my E7. I've always been happy with my phone,but Belle has really improved my phone (configuring the home screens is great). Really makes me want to buy the button less N9 even more, which is strange for me as I like the qwerty keypad.
I also used the Public Transit app. that you suggested for the buses and it was a perfect experience. The GPS enabled starting point is pretty cool.

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  • 2012-02-15 16:17
  • 43Y}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-15 15:28 from wfxq - click to readJust say it, it makes better calls than the iPhone. If the Nokia 500 is just for phone calls I don't think it deserves the Belle update, since it doesn't change its phone-calling performance. You should send a letter to Nokia objecting the upgrade.

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  • 2012-02-15 16:11
  • 0Cpj

> In reply to [deleted post]Compare the 500 vs the 701. They're not kidding, the thing has no GPU. IMO the 500 is just a 5800/X6 with an overclocked CPU. Owning one I can tell you how badly it needs one.

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  • 2012-02-15 16:06
  • 0Cpj

plz make a review for belle on nokia 500, gsmarena! PLZ!

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  • 2012-02-15 16:00
  • mWn}

> In reply to [deleted post]U dont know about mobiles... gsmarena is right... belle need a gpu... then with out gpu it cant handle belle

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  • 2012-02-15 15:47
  • QPVU

I am tried to update my friend's new E7 ( 2 weeks old ) with nokia suite connected in my laptop. It downloaded the software in pc , removed the anna from mobile and started to install new softwear in phone. Install process continued in whole night. At morning I disconnected the phone and came to know it dead. I explained this in nokia care they informed this issue is not under warranty and charged me 200 SR (53 $)finally agreed for 150 SR (40$).I will get this phone after 7 days and my money lost with the trust I have in nokia.I am in Dammam Saudi Arabia.

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  • 2012-02-15 15:47
  • HBF6

I posted once about how I think Nokia is being defamed on this site and guess post got deleted. Something isn't right here

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  • 2012-02-15 15:34
  • ftVy

who cares for no gpu, it's better for calls unlike i....

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  • 2012-02-15 15:28
  • wfxq

I'm Nokia fan too, but SERIOUSLY, what GSMArena said that it's wrong? The phone is slow and lags a lot because there's no GPU, and certanly with the Belle update things won't be getting any better because the GPU still lacking, that's just the truth.
Nokia 500 was a serious joke, how can Nokia launch a smartphone in 2011 without a GPU?
Seriously, I love Nokia too, I have a C6-01 with the Belle update and it works incredibly well, GSMArena also tried the Belle update on the N8 on their blog and they also agree that it's much better and smoother, you can almost forget that you are using a phone with old CPU. So GSMArena needs to simply adore every thing that comes from Nokia now? They are only being unbiased, they are not bashing anything, they are not married with Nokia like a lot of people here...

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  • 2012-02-15 15:24
  • L4C%

Reading is just half of the story and understanding what is written is the other half.

I think the Author is just commenting on the negatives of the Nokia 500's hardware and I'm sure GSM Arena is quite impartial.

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  • 2012-02-15 15:15
  • nf2e

My nokia N8 Can not work after Hard Reset With Belle OS.

Guys don't do hard reset , Just soft reset.

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  • 2012-02-15 15:12
  • tmH6

Is it available worldwide or just in selected countries? I'm in Pakistan I want to make sure if its available in Pakistan?

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  • 2012-02-15 14:58
  • 6Q9w

From past 1 year Nokia is making Symbian phones for Name sake, They are completely into windows Now!!! There is no symbian device released which stands extraordinary like how it would be 2 years back ( N8,E7,E6,N95,N81 etc)...
Hope The N8 successor perform well in market & Nokia assures people that Symbian will be continued & Nokia will be using both Symbian & Windows!!!

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  • 2012-02-15 14:46
  • rAMg

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