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Symbian^3

Unreleased Nokia C7-00 gets pawed, pictured

August 26th, 2010

The gang over at Mobile Review have gotten there grubby little mitts on another unreleased Nokia handset. Back in April, MR gave us the first preview of the Nokia N8, and now, the blog has managed to acquire a phone they are calling the Nokia C7-00. The C7-00 is being described as the “Nokia N8 …

Nokia N9 pictured, C7 videoed

August 19th, 2010

Yesterday, we saw some high-roller images of the Nokia C7 surface on a Chinese blog, and now today we get to see the C7 on video with some images of the N9 slider phone as an added bonus. The C7 video is in Mandarin, but you get a pretty good glimpse at the handsets size and physical layout. We’ve got …

Nokia C7 photographed

August 18th, 2010

Although Nokia hasn’t officially announced the C7 handset, we know it exists. We know it is going to run Symbian^3 and we know it is a full touch-screen device. Now, thanks to Chinese blog zol.com.cn we have some high-quality pictures of the device that reveal a few extra details. The images, which include a nip …

Nokia to pass on Android, focus on MeeGo and Symbian

July 1st, 2010

Anssi Vanjoki, the head of Nokia’s new Mobile Solutions unit, sat down with the Wall Street Journal on Thursday to discuss the future of Nokia’s struggling mobile phone business. In the brief but pointed interview, Vanjoki re-confirmed Nokia’s commitment to Symbian and MeeGo, a Linux-based mobile OS  jointly created Nokia and Intel. For the time …

Nokia confirms Symbian is on the way out for Nseries devices

June 24th, 2010

No real surprise here, but at least it’s now official. Nokia confirmed on Thursday that it will no longer offer Symbian-based handsets its Nseries line-up after the N8 is released. In its place, Nokia will be looking to MeeGo, an open source mash-up of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin. This is a pretty smart move …

Symbian^3 gets exhaustively reviewed

June 24th, 2010

Nokia fans waiting with bated breath for Symbian^3 and the N8 to arrive now have an exhaustive review of the next generation Symbian platform to tide them over. Courtesy of Eldar Murtazin, the review covers nearly every nook and cranny of the upcoming mobile operating system with screen galore. If you are expecting a glowing …

Nokia's Nseries to ditch Symbian after the N8, adopt MeeGo

June 23rd, 2010

During a meeting with representatives from Nokia, CNet Australia was informed that the Nokia N8 will be the last Nseries handset to ship running Symbian. After it launches, all future Nseries handsets will be running MeeGo. But that isn’t to say that this is the end of the line for Symbian-based handsets from Nokia. Instead of …

Nokia announces the N8, its first Symbian^3 handset

April 27th, 2010

Thanks to Eldar Murtazin we had our less-than-favorable first look at the Nokia N8 earlier this week and today Nokia has made the handset official. The N8 will be Nokia’s first Symbian^3 handset and will be the flagship for its new and improved Symbian OS. The Nokia N8 has a knock-out set of specs that include: …

Nokia N8 gets previewed, slammed

April 26th, 2010

Russian mobile guru Eldar Murtazin has struck again, this time getting his hands on the Nokia N8, the first Symbian^3 smartphone. Although a brief preview as opposed to one of his legendary unending reviews, it does manage to give us a pretty good idea of what we’re in store for when it launches. Overall the device …

Symbian Foundation: Help us help you

July 27th, 2009

Making a mobile OS “open” is one thing, but this is unlike anything we’ve seen to date. The Symbian Foundation — the newly formed group charged with bringing Nokia’s ever-popular OS into the 21st century — needs your help. Finding a way to update that aged UI is a bit trying we presume (though we …