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Nokia Belle Available for Nokia C6-01?

by GULLIVER - on Dec 28th 2011 - No Comments

NAVIFIRM is a well known ultimate all-purpose tool for downloading Nokia firmware images, obtaining lists of product codes, and finding the right product code for your phone. NAVIFIRM downloads all this straight from Nokia’s servers so you don’t have to wait for people to post data packages and lists of product codes (explained by mufaddal_km). That’s very popular among Nokia users and now it seems dailymobile forum offers an early version of Nokia Belle (v111.30.609) for Nokia C6-01 owners.

On the whole, the Nokia C6-01 is a Symbian^3-powered smartphone, which attracted consumers with a number of features, though the most wanted of them is a ClearBlack Display. Anyway, this is a mid-range smartphone and you’d find many disadvantages as well.

Well, at the moment I don’t want to pay much attention to its complete specs list, because we have talked about them for many times, and besides now we have other gladsome news. The Nokia C6-01 has already been updated to Symbian Anna, and it is awaited Nokia Belle will be available for this device only in February. However, it doesn’t mean we must wait until that date — thanks to some enthusiasts Belle update for the C6-01 is available at NAVIFIRM.

Of course, you have two choices — to wait for an official update or to download it now and to take risks.     

Symbian Anna Devices Not Getting Symbian Belle?

by GULLIVER - on Oct 19th 2011 - No Comments

We’ve already talked that some of the Symbian Anna devices of Nokia will get a Symbian Belle update. Unfortunately we won’t have this awesome version of Symbian on such devices as the Nokia N8, Nokia  E7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia X7 and Nokia E6. But still they will get a minor update for the current Symbian Anna, receiving a long list of enhancements.

We expected the Symbian Belle update to be available by the end of this month, but I guess it’s unlikely to happen. Though some analysts believe the current update is designed to make the devices prepared for the Symbian Belle update.

The current software update brings the devices to 025.007 version. The update comes in a 1MB file making it easier to get the update on your devices. The update allows to get better browser performance and brings stability to the overall performance of the handset. Some customers mention that the update also allows to get rid of various bugs, connected with freezed apps or camera performance.

The update is an OTA, so you’ll get a notification as soon as your device gets the code. The bad news is that the update will be first rolled to the unlocked device and it’ll be actually up to your carrier to get the update to your device or not.


Early Nokia Symbian^3 Smartphones to get Symbian Belle in Q4

by GULLIVER - on Aug 25th 2011 - No Comments

Not so long ago we informed you about Symbian Anna that is already available for four Nokia flagships, the Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01. But as I understand it is not enough, because users want more, they want the new update, Belle. Probably, when Symbian Belle running on the Nokia N8 leaked, they “smelled the scent of blood,” and now no one can stop them. Nokia doesn’t even try to stop anyone, moreover, yesterday the company announced the new version of Symbian OS will be available for the Nokia N8, C7, E7, C6-01, E6 and X7 from the fourth quarter onwards.

Today we’ve already seen three Nokia smartphones running Symbian Belle, but they are all mid-range smartphones and probably won’t appear in the U.S. Now the Nokia N8 owners are eager to know whether their favorite cameraphone, the N8, will get Belle.

As it is an official announcement, we have no reason not to believe it won’t happen, but what does “onwards” mean?  Maybe the company meant fourth quarter and beyond? Who knows? However, we’ll hope for the best.


Symbian Anna Available for Nokia Handsets

by GULLIVER - on Aug 19th 2011 - No Comments

I have already written about Symbian Anna and the fact that it will come to four Nokia smartphones soon. Now I would like to inform you — it is available!

The update is really different from Symbian^3 and is worth being downloaded, moreover your Nokia N8, C7, E7 and C6-01 can be updated over-the-air, which is a far more comfortable way than updating via PC. So nothing prevents you from bringing your smartphone to a new level.

The Anna update brings such improvements as a portrait QWERTY keyboard, plus you can split the screen while typing which lets you check out web pages, forms and threads as you type.

Plus, the update provides better Ovi Maps with public transportation routes searches. I think it will be very useful, so it’s one of the main advantages of Symbian Anna.

As the updateable phones differ from each other, different kinds of improvements come with the update. We have talked about it, too, and as the Nokia E7 is a business smartphone, the update must include appropriate features. It provides new business features bringing meeting request support to email, hardware-accelerated encryption of data, and secure intranet access for the users who need IPSEC and SSL VPN enablers.

You probably remember that the Nokia C7 supports NFC functionality, and once you update your C7, the functionality will be activated.

Unfortunately, the U.S. consumers can’t update their phones, since because of Nokia’s latest strategy Symbian Anna is not available in the U.S. Anyway, European users have no reason to worry, as the following countries are the first to get Symbian Anna, the others will get in the coming three weeks:

  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • UK


  • China
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kuwait Thailand
  • UAE


Symbian Anna on Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01

by GULLIVER - on Aug 17th 2011 - No Comments

Symbian Anna changed the attitude to the Symbian OS, and I am sure the walls between people and Symbian will be demolished with Symbian Bell and its “sisters.” According to an earlier announcement, Nokia will develop its operating system until 2016 so there are several years and everything can be changed yet… Maybe Nokia will change its mind and launch devices running both Windows Phone and Symbian. However, this time it is not so important, as we have 4 cuties that are ready for Symbian Anna.

I’m speaking about the Nokia N8, the E7, the C7 and the C6-01. They are different, and you must realize Symbian Anna will look different on them. We have already posted those fresh videos Nokia had made earlier, but don’t you want to know how Symbian Anna will look on each smartphone and what goodies it will bring? So, let’s go!

The Nokia N8 is the most popular smartphone from the N-series, and it is not accidental as the phone boasts a 12MP camera that seems to be able to do everything. Symbian Anna changes the appearance of the OS completely, but it mainly depends on the screen size and the phone design. So, as Nokia N8’s advantage is its camera, we can easily assume Anna will make the main changes here. And we’re right — the Nokia N8 supports 720p/30fps video recording due to the update.

The Nokia E7 sports a larger and sharper display so it is quite obvious the update will look more attractive on this phone. But as the E7 features a hardware QWERTY keyboard, we must understand the changes will be directed here. So the main advantage brought by Anna to the E7 is the introduction of a portrait-style on-screen keyboard. Moreover, now the handset provides a faster browser and a revamped calendar.

The Nokia C7 is known for its inclination to social networking. So, everything related with it is now more accessible than ever. Although Symbian Anna brings such functionality to the C7 other handsets can’t provide — the phone now supports NFC. There is still not much to rejoice, but this technology is progressing and the Nokia C7 can benefit soon.

Finally, the Nokia C6-01, which is equipped with a smaller screen than the others, but sports a physical QWERTY keyboard and costs cheaper, also has received a number of goodies coming with Symbian Anna.

Of course, I have my own anticipated handset in this list that will undoubtedly look more attractive, but it’ll be nice to hear your feedbacks.


Symbian Anna for Nokia Flagships

by GULLIVER - on Aug 12th 2011 - No Comments

Nokia is going to push out Symbian^3 updates with female names — Anna, Belle, etc. — you probably already know this. We also know the Anna update was rolled out for old Symbian handsets, and now it’s the turn of the company’s flagships — the Nokia N8, the E7, the C7 and the C6-01. All these handsets will be updated to Symbian Anna in a few weeks.

These four superphones are kings in their territory and can compete with most smartphones. Generally, I guess these will be the last handsets to get Anna, because Nokia will launch Symbian Bell-powered devices soon. We also know Anna was changed especially for the Nokia N8, so it will look a little bit different than in other three devices. So the official videos of each aforementioned smartphones running Anna will help to see what new goodies it brings to the phones.

The Nokia N8 is the most popular smartphone of the company due to its 12MP camera with Carl Zeis lens and Xenon flash, and I can’t think of any other handset currently in the market that is able to compete with this wonder in photo shooting aspect.

Watch this video demonstrating Symbian Anna running on Nokia N8:

The Nokia E7 is a high-class business smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard. It differs from other Nokia smartphones with its elegance and severity. The phone is perfect for those who use Office apps, send and get many messages and emails, etc.

This second video is demonstrating Symbian Anna running on Nokia E7:

The Nokia C7 is designed especially for those who spend much time in social networking sites, so it is logical the phone comes with many popular social networking apps. Moreover, the Astound (aka C7) has a rich “brother,” the Nokia Oro. It is the same phone made of diamonds, gold and leather. So Symbian Anna will look quite attractive in this phone.

This video demonstrates Symbian Anna running on Nokia C7:

At least, the Nokia C6-01 is another device dedicated to social networking, though it is packed with weaker features and it is designed for larger masses.

And here is a video demonstrating Symbian Anna running on Nokia C6-01:


CNN for Nokia 1.1 Now Available

by GULLIVER - on Jun 6th 2011 - No Comments

The Ovi Store is now offering the newest CNN application designed for Symbian-based Nokia devices. The application gives you a chance to read the latest news and articles distributed in 12 separate categories, watch live CNN videos (when the feature is available) and get directly connected to the CNN’s iReporter feature and have a direct impact on the creation of the news.

“See what happens when storytelling meets the newest technology with the new CNN App for Nokia smartphones – a smarter, sleeker way to experience a world of news and insights. Immerse yourself in the latest top stories, business, world sports, entertainment, technology and more. Watch live breaking news video, share news & insights, and submit your own story to the world with iReport.”

And now CNN is working over an enhancement of the application for Symbian^3 devices, including the Nokia N8, the Nokia C6-01, the Nokia C7, the Nokia C7 Astound, the Nokia E7 and the Nokia X7. The enhancement will bring in the ability to see a breaking news mix. With the help of the Ovi Notifications the Nokia users will get an alert about the coolest stuff. This will be made real with CNN for Nokia 1.1.

The most appealing part of the application is that it’s already available in the Ovi Store, and you don’t have to pay for it. Just head to the Ovi Store to get it to your device.


Nokia C6 Available from Fido

by GULLIVER - on May 5th 2011 - No Comments

The Nokia C6 will soon be available from the Canadian Fido as it was promised last month. This is not the much desired Nokia C6-01 with its Symbian^3, of course, but the C6 is also quite a good smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard, which makes surfing the Internet and messaging a real pleasure.

The non-contract version of the Nokia C6 costs only $275. Those who don’t want to pay such an amount of money at once are able to sign a two-year contract pay $50 for the device. This option is no less attractive, especially for those who are not planning to switch to high-end smartphones such as the Nokia E7 for around two years.

Let’s have a look at the specs of the Nokia C6. It is a low-end smartphone, which features a 5 megapixel camera that can record VGA videos, a 3.2 inch touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard. The connectivity includes Wi-Fi and 3G support. Another advantage of the device is the elegant design.

Most likely in a couple of weeks the device will also be available from Best Buy or Future Shop for something like $30.

If you are interested in the deal, you can head straight to the Fido website to order your Nokia C6.

Symbian Anna Web Browser – Now Faster

by GULLIVER - on Apr 15th 2011 - No Comments

At the event on April 12 Nokia announced its new smartphones — the Nokia X7 and the Nokia E6. You may think there is nothing to tell about them as they were discussed much earlier and almost everything is known about their specs. That’s right, but every Nokia fan has been waiting for the PR2 update that now comes with a name of Symbian Anna. It sounds very nice and now I can say the improvements it brings are also quite nice.

As any good software update, it focuses on improvements in both performance and usability. One of the goodies we can find in the update is the web browser.

The Symbian Anna is not meant only for the new announced Nokia X7 and Nokia E6, but for the other high-end Symbian^3 powered smartphones of the company — the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7. So this post will be useful for the owners of the aforementioned devices, too.

The new browser (version 7.3) has a cool interface, and the icons at the bottom of the window are replaced by an arrow running different commands like calling bookmarks, history or the exit button. It’s very comfortable to call for an address bar and search row.

Thanks to the Official Nokia blog, we can see the difference between the browsers on the Nokia N8 and the Nokia X7. As you can see the newer version of the Symbian browser has more place for text (the Nokia X7’s image is the right one).

This browser uses a new JavaScript engine called WebKit that allows to browse the Web 30 percent faster compared to its previous version. For example, during a HTML 5 test it got 111 points from 400. For comparison I can also mention that the previous version got only 29 points. This is a real progress, and we think the developers have worked really hard.

The next big improvement is the Portrait QWERTY keyboard that makes it easier to input URLs and keywords.

I guess Nokia has included all possible improvements in the Symbian Anna browser, and if you dont agree with me, it’ll be interesting to hear about your complaints.


Nokia Sleeping Screen

by GULLIVER - on Mar 31st 2011 - No Comments

Nokia Beta labs always come with awesome apps, and this time they introduce an experimental beta app called Nokia Sleeping Screen. With this app the appearance of your phone is enhanced with always-on decorative graphics, status indications at a glance, and a calm nighttime clock.

You may think it is the next simple app, but when you download and install it, you phone will stand out in the crowd. Don’t think the Nokia Sleeping Screen is only for beauty, since  is very useful, too: It will give you the opportunity to see missed calls, unread text messages and reminders.

The application is available for Symbian^3-powered smartphones like C6-01, C7-00, N8, and E7-00, plus it was verified on the latest version of Symbian and is capable of working with the latest Qt versions 4.6.4 and 4.7.2.


  • Personalization;
  • Time & date always visible;
  • Rich visual notifications of missed calls, SMS, and calendar events;
  • Night clock mode setting to dim the appearance for night period;
  • Very clear battery charging indication with animation;
  • Low power consumption, decreased even further by turning the screen off when the phone is covered, for example, in a bag or in your pocket.

Known issues

  • Torch-light feature doesn’t work when Nokia Sleeping Screen is active.

Watch the video below to find out how good it looks, and if you want to download it, first sign into your Nokia Account to access the file.