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Nokia confirms that Carla update for Symbian is not cancelled

Nokia confirms that Carla update for Symbian is not cancelled - read the full textA couple of days ago we ran a story that stated the Carla update for Nokia Belle has been cancelled. However, we have now been contacted by Nokia regarding this matter, stating that this is not the case at all. We have been told that what we know as Carla was just the codename for the...

 

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If I were feeling particularly nasty I'd say that this news will affect all of the 16 people who will buy the 808... as it's carrier unsupported (so you have to pay full price for it ON TOP of a contract)... but I assume that older phones are affected by this too... again the few that own them...

I assume the 808 is already out in the UK, but no carriers are showing it on their websites... nor places like Carphone Warehouse...

In reality, what this shows is that Symbian is really on its last legs now, whether it's good or not, no developers are going to bother with new apps, and it makes the 808 pretty much dead on arrival...

And whether or not people like it, that's the truth. It has 1 or 2 years left if at all...

It's a real shame they didn't stick with Meego, I think it would have been an Android beater.. but as it stands, it's going to be playing catch-up for a very, very long time... let's see what fortunes the Lumia Pureview give Nokia next year... but again, that relies on Microsoft pulling their fingers out and creating an OS that doesn't feeling like it was created in 2005... with the functionality to match...

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  • 2012-05-25 16:25
  • GjjS

belle fp1 is already running on 701, 700 and 603 since last month...
then why we are discussing about it...???

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  • 2012-05-25 16:24
  • U@ux

> In reply to NMo9 @ 2012-05-25 15:59 from wMHH - click to readLet's call Nokia's and Accenture's bluff. Suppose we say that Belle FP1 = Carla, so now they have to product Belle FP2 = Donna = dual core support.

Your move, Nokia and Accenture. :-p

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  • 2012-05-25 16:22
  • 7Xcx

> In reply to Milos @ 2012-05-25 16:18 from snN4 - click to readbelle fp1 supports html5

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  • 2012-05-25 16:21
  • n3a9

what about the html5, and bug reports of symbian carla what they were fake or all of it was canceled because Elop wants to kill nokia, so that microsoft could buy them cheap

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  • 2012-05-25 16:18
  • snN4

Who cares about Nokia now anyways...with so many good phones from Samsung, Sony, HTC , Apple ?

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  • 2012-05-25 16:07
  • py7Z

Gsmarena, this is not new news!
700 and 701 has already been updated, 808 already has belle FP1. We know N8, C7 and this generation won't get the full update but a short version of it. But this is not called Carla.

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  • 2012-05-25 16:05
  • 3iRc

> In reply to NMo9 @ 2012-05-25 15:59 from wMHH - click to readNokia is ashamed to call bug-fixing/some minor ui tweaking for a compete new release. And forget dual-cores. 808 is the last one with Symbian onboard. WP is all you will get from Nokia.

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  • 2012-05-25 16:04
  • Sv%2

I don't think Belle FP1\FP2 is the Carla\Donna update we all were waiting for. They may be stripped-down versions of it..

If Carla is really Belle FP1, will FP2(which then should be Donna) support dual-cores??

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  • 2012-05-25 15:59
  • wMHH

> In reply to M99 @ 2012-05-25 15:50 from PGwZ - click to readCarla was ment more like a new iteration. FP1 as we know it today is just some bug-fixes + removed functionality (poor e-mail client, crimped power-button-menu, removed week-view from calender, crimped aspect ration in video player)

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  • 2012-05-25 15:57
  • Sv%2

will this belle refresh be available for nokia 500? Any idea?

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  • 2012-05-25 15:53
  • uvw3

I'm getting confused here. Belle FP1 is already out for 603, 700, and 701 since last month. if FP1 is really Carla then it is truely not cancelled.

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  • 2012-05-25 15:50
  • PGwZ

> In reply to Khalid Abdu @ 2012-05-25 15:42 from 3Cfy - click to readThan what are you doing here if you not care ! We care understan you better understan _ andriod always copied ios windows phone and symbian _ now the will copy some option from hp webos

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  • 2012-05-25 15:48
  • gFCt

That itilian guy who said that "symbian Carla" is cancelled is absoluteley an 'Idiot" he misleaded So many PPL bcuz of his Pea-sized Brain!

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  • 2012-05-25 15:47
  • Hxd6

BTW, FP1 is available for the current Belle devices since last month

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_...ews-4085.php

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  • 2012-05-25 15:47
  • n3a9

> In reply to Khalid Abdu @ 2012-05-25 15:42 from 3Cfy - click to readyou care reading the news and commenting ;)

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  • 2012-05-25 15:44
  • n3a9

My Nokia 700 runs 112.010.1404
release: Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1.
It looks more like "Bug_Fixing" not like new OS iteration. Actually it looks more like functionality_reducing rather than any improvement at all.
Frustrating!
Not every bug-fixing release deserves a name!

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  • 2012-05-25 15:42
  • Sv%2

who cares

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  • 2012-05-25 15:42
  • 3Cfy

Umm, the FP1 update for existing devices is already rolling out for some weeks.

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  • 2012-05-25 15:40
  • m%w6

I cannot understand why every idiot emploee says what he says without knowing what the member of board wants. Probably we will have support and some updates but that bastard italian manager prevented many possible nokia byers not only for symbian but also for wp.

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  • 2012-05-25 15:39
  • 0Vc5

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