Thursday, 29 September 2011

Symbian Belle - How it is different from Symbian Anna???

Symbian Belle, the next version of Symbian was announced on 24 August 2011. Symbian Belle is also an update built on Symbian^3 OS like Symbian Anna but a step ahead. 

Symbian Anna offered an attractive icon design and font, a better web browser plus updates to other Nokia services, a portrait-style QWERTY keyboard, and split-screen text entry. Know more about Symbian Anna at MobileWatch.

Changes made in new Symbian Belle are:
Doubling of the number of home screens - The new Belle offers six home screens and the previous siblings of Symbian have 3 home screens only. 

Introduction of flexible home screen widgets – Widgets have been redesigned and are now available in five different sizes. Widgets can be rearranged to create complete personalized home screen. 

New and improved status/notification bar – The Belle has taken a neat approach to notifications through – a pull down notification tab that incorporates common setting, notification for incoming messages, missed calls, etc.

Toggle Widget – It has introduced a toggle widget for one touch operation of Bluetooth, profile, Wi-Fi, etc. 

Active and informative lock screen – Your lock screen is now active. It will tell about missed calls, incoming message, etc. Colored wallpaper can also be added to lock screen.

NFC capabilities – Near Field Communication (NFC) is integrated in the operating system.

Dynamic real-time multitasking 

New Apps: Belle incorporates new apps such as Microsoft Lync – an IM for business, SharePoint, OneNote, Exchange ActiveSync, and PowerPoint Broadcaster. 

Making debut with - Nokia 600, Nokia 700, and Nokia 701. 

The Symbian Belle update will be available for Symbian Anna compatible phones.


  1. Nice n informative also looking for a Symbian Belle phone and your post help me get the decision...

  2. thnks for the post, i was searching the differentiater b/w the 2


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