GLOBAL – Yesterday, we announced that Nokia Belle was making it to handsets across the globe on some of the already existing smartphone models, such as the Nokia N8 and Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01. Heaps of you had questions about the new software and we thought we’d try to bring you some answers, based on your comments. Vesa Jutila, Head of Symbian Product Marketing at Nokia, has responded.
Most of your questions were aimed at why the name change from Symbian Belle, to Nokia Belle.
We are still using Symbian Belle with some audiences like developers but now we also have the flexibility of using Nokia Belle when referring to our greatest and latest Symbian software update. We are really looking forward to making Belle available to people as it will truly bring a new experience to everybody.
For some of our readers, this February update still seems too far away. They were told they would receive the update in Q4 of 2011, then Jan of 2012, and now Feb. Why has there been a delay?
Nokia Belle will make such a big difference in the user experience, and it is a major software update. We are progressing well in bringing Belle with a new look and feel to millions people across the markets at the same time, and are anxiously looking forward to delighting our consumers with Nokia Belle.
We reckon it will be well worth the wait for such a major update. As to the question of why is this update now not available for the Nokia 500? Some good news.
I am happy to say that Nokia 500 will also be one of those devices receiving Nokia Belle along with Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia E6, Nokia X7, Nokia C6-01,Nokia C7, and Nokia Oro.
If we receive any more updates on the matter, we’ll be sure to keep you informed.
We pitched these questions to Vesa Jutila this morning and we’d like to thank him for his prompt reply. And here’s another answer.
For details go to our post Nokia Belle download starts today.