Nokia Conversations has elaborated on yesterday’s announcements following much questions and speculations on Symbian Belle/Nokia Belle.
It’s great to hear these prompt responses, thanks for communicating back Nokia (though if a little politician like).
1) On the name change:
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.
Translation: Symbian name still lives, but to the public, Nokia are moving on with Nokia Belle – keeping the consistent Nokia branding.
2) On the date being too far away (they acknowledge we were told Q4 2011, but now are told February)
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.
Translation: You won’t care when you get it, it’s that good and it will be worth the wait. Plus it’s difficult to roll out to millions of people in various devices, various countries, various languages, various networks, all those different markets. It’s not a one phone job.
3) On what devices would get Belle.
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,Nokia C7, and Nokia Oro.