Symbian Belle, the all new refreshed Symbian

Nokia unveiled today the all new version of its Symbian 3 OS, the Symbian Belle. Nokia has been promoting the new OS as “Try Something New”.

Last week Nokia released Symbian Anna to all the previous Symbian 3 phones. Symbian Belle comes as a treat to all the users and fans of Nokia.

The all new Symbian Belle comes with 6 customizable home screens, which can host some dynamic and live widgets, all new Pull Down Notifications Menu, Tap to share and Pair with NFC, life time free Nokia Maps, Software updates over the air and many more features.


Free-form, resizable, live widgets: widgets like the clock, email, music player, favourite contacts and the calendar have been redesigned and now come in five different sizes. They can also be resized and rearranged to create a completely personalised set of screens. There are also new ‘Toggle’ widgets for tasks like switching on Bluetooth and changing profiles.

More homescreens: with Symbian Belle the maximum number of homescreens rises from three to six, so now you can have absolutely everything close at hand.

Improved status bar: the status bar sports a modern, flat look and incorporates a pull down notifications tab that incorporates common settings and notification of incoming messages, missed calls and the rest.

Modernised navigation: the navigation and options bar at the bottom of the screen sports a modern, new look, similar to that first seen on the Nokia N9.

New apps: a new suite of powerful business apps from Microsoft includes Lync (IM for businesses, like Microsoft Communicator), Sharepoint, OneNote, Exchange ActiveSync and PowerPoint Broadcaster.

Informative lock screen: the lock screen now tells you about missed calls, messages in your inbox and more, so you can check your phone at a glance. You can now also add a coloured wallpaper to your lock screen.

NFC devices: With Symbian Belle, Near-Field Communications (NFC) is now deeply integrated into the operating system, so you can share pictures, connect with accessories, and check-in – all with just a tap.

Visual multitasking: Now you can flick between larger live images of your open apps to see what’s going on at a glance and move quickly between your apps.

The updates will also come to Nokia’s previous Symbian^3 phones (N8, E7,C7,C6-01, X7, E6 and 500) in and around 4th quarter.


The all new Pull-down Notifications Menu

Home screens



Watch the video of the all new Symbian Belle. Do let us know what you feel about it.



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