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Top reasons for upgrading to the latest Symbian Belle version

Nokia sponsored publication NokNok has published an article on the new Symbian Belle operating system and its features, which is due to be rolled out to older Finnish mobile phones that arrived with Symbian^3 or Symbian Anna, in the New Year.

NokNok has listed 10 reasons to upgrade to Symbian ‘Belle', when the platform starts to be deployed after a recently announced delay.

There is a new look to Symbian ‘Belle', with new improved icons and a bright and colourful redesigned interface. This takes what has already been started inside of Symbian Anna, and extending it further.

On-board is a new streamlined user interface, which puts all the most important information within easy sight and reach, letting you see and read everything you need in seconds in this easy to use OS.

There's a faster navigation around 'Belle' too, with more home screens on offer than beforehand with a choice of six of them to customise with better access widgets. Also built into the OS is a new status bar that displays notifications such as missed calls, texts or reminders; with an improved lock screen that offers information similar to that of the notification bar and a live multitasking feature with better apps too.

The handsets receiving the update will be the Nokia N8, E7, X7, C6-01, C7, Oro, E6 and 500 - where the Nokia 603, 700 and 701 have already shipped with Belle OS this year.

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