Symbian Anna Vs. Symbian^3 – hands-on walkthrough in pictures

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One Mobile Ring has managed to obtain a pair of Nokia E7 mobile phones, to bring you a side-by-side comparison of the old Symbian^3 and the new 'Anna' platform - which was released yesterday, for the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7 handsets.The Symbian 'Anna' upgrade comes in a

325.04MB downloadable file, with a further 29MB update and a second 30MB addition, along with two 18MB Ovi Store and 3415kB social networking implementations too.

Below is a hands-on walkthrough of the features of Symbian 'Anna' up against the older Symbian^3, with the home screen and rounder icons, main menu, clearer web browser, better virtual keyboard for messaging, improved calender, updated office and a comparison screen of the two platforms.

There's many performance and overall usability improvements, with a fresher renewed look to the icons and split screen view for messaging, mail, browser, phonebook, calendar and Maps. The new OS boasts a new, faster and easier-to-use browser, with new search ability and the most used features are available with one tap. An improved full Qwerty virtual keypad is present, with split screen view and faster access to special characters.

Originally published at OneMobileRing.com