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Nokia Symbian Belle already shipping on older mobile phones

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has made public that it has already rolled out the Symbian Belle OS update to older handsets and have shipped them, before the latest platform has even been made available to those same devices to download and install.

Nokia has published a blog post to their http://conversations.nokia.com website, which reads: ‘The enhanced versions of Nokia N8, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01 have now started their journey from the factories to the shops with Nokia Belle preinstalled, arriving first in China, then around the world.'

The Finnish phone maker has also noted in this posting that it has renamed the Symbian Belle OS - which is the successor to the Symbian Anna and Symbian ^3 platforms - to 'Nokia Belle'.

The company went on to add - ‘For those already owning a Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia E6, Nokia X7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7, and Nokia Oro, the wait for Nokia Belle is almost over'

‘Starting in February 2012, Nokia will release the all new Nokia Belle software update to existing customers and you'll be able to download it right on to your phone, bringing a whole heap of improved features.', ended Nokia.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.