RUMOURS: PR3.0 to be called “Belle”, PR2.0 Anna firmware update coming “soon”.

| April 30, 2011 | 97 Replies


Some more rumours coming Symbian way. This is from @addiermedina. We’ve seen that name before come up on N9 rumours and Nokia N8 PR2.0 Rumours. There’s no N9 to confirm or deny his speculated rumours but PR2.0 is most definitely still not here with regards to supposedly coming out in a couple of weeks when back then, that was January. It’s already May tomorrow and well guess what, we don’t have PR2.0.

However, not to completely dismiss these rumours, our own resident Nokia insider, Alex, has of news that the new browser should be coming in 2010. Note also how Nokia themselves said E7 would appear in December 2010 when it only appeared late April. The new firmware was expected with E7 release, but since then of course much has changed post Feb 11 which may have significantly impacted Nokia’s delivery of the new firmware. Unlike @addiermedina, Alex has been right several times with  details and actually providing real info evidence of claims (such as demos of the new browser, portrait QWERTY and draggable homescreen claimed) and being correct on predicted dates for N8 releases and info on upcoming devices (E6, X7).

The new claims reckons:

  • New firmware coming soon (here we go again) for 0555219 product code.
    • QUESTION: When is the release date for X7/E6? They’re supposed to tie in with new firmware. I’ve heard mentions of June. But since when is June close to April? I thought products were meant to be closer to announcement? Technically however that is correct given the April-October and September-March of N8 and E7.
  • PR3.0 has up to 136-157mb RAM on start up. I think there should be about 120mb to begin with (prior to any background apps launching and stuff).
  • 4 homescreens (doesn’t Anna have this?) what’s 7 smooth? Maybe 7 homescreens with smooth draggable pages?
  • 35% Faster than Anna. Which is already faster than V1. All on current hardware of course. It’s expected that Nokia deliver new Symbian phones on faster hardware (well Hello there 2010).
  • Full UI change (erm, expected)
  • Coming Q4 (The first major update confirmed from Nokia Forum VP was to occur in the Summer, which will be Anna it seems. It has also been mentioned that the new UI is coming to Symbian in Fall)
  • PR3.0 to be called “Belle”.

Well, get your cans of salt.


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  1. Eric says:

    Your not alone… I quit a week ago. It’s almost like Nokia is trying to push Symbian users away.

  2. Zaxxx says:

    More and more rumours….

  3. Mac says:

    ‘Nokia E97 envelope’ – google it guys:

    So Nokia, you want to re-invent yourself? Push the ‘envelope’! Designs like this could have redeemed yourself. Elop mentioned he doesnt want a Nokia tablet just to be another tablet…then give us this and I’m in. Running Meego, wp8 for tablets or your next disruption or whatever. Its these concepts that never materialised thats been the undoing of nokia. Go ahead, re-invent yourself. I dare you!!

    • MJT says:

      Nice one… but You guess it, that won’t happen. The whole thing got undermined by stuff for everyone and profit. What a shame -.-

  4. Gibe says:

    Maybe 7 smooth is Windows Phone 7 smooth with Symbian prowess, which shouldn’t bee too bad either. Too late I am afraid revamping the rig while the plaforms burns and collapses.

  5. micromaster says:

    蛋疼 waiting for lankku

  6. sid says:

    time to jump to the closest thing to symbian, webos or android i suppose.

    i’ll have to choose android :(

    • nocare says:

      closest things are in these order

      meego phone by LG and other followers
      webos phone if hp make it available in asia
      android phone if the phone body design is elegant and good

  7. VV says:

    There is an update coming ? And there are people out there still waiting for it ? In all these years Nokia couldn’t deliver a changed interface for Symbian…Not even some icons…This is ridiculous really if you think about it…Symbian has its merits but using it is like using Windows 95 in 2011.I am sure the supposedly “new” browser will still be shitty ! For me Nokia’s call quality and Carl Zeiss cameras are the only things left that make me use a Nokia anymore.God bless N8′S camera :)

    • Rant says:

      Perhaps plus Ovi Maps. But I agree.

      Waiting for updates as big as te rumoured PR3 is nuts. That won’t get here or at least not with a monstrous delay.

      • nocare says:

        ovi maps is great,

        but we can steal the tomtom for ios

        i rather use dslr to replace the nokia camera on phone when i am on holiday

        many iphone users dot care or have no issues with the call quality of iphone

        apple is not afraid of anyone including nokia, only the meego os that has the potential to threaten them!

  8. bebe says:

    tik tok tik tok……
    never ending waiting

  9. weirdfisher says:

    Nokia wants customers to forget about symbian, hate symbian, and try to sell their Windows Phones

    But now I see people hate Nokia more than the OS

  10. James says:

    As always promises and more empty promises, its too late nokia I jumped ship and got a xperia arc and love it, dont get mean wrong my N8 cam still rocks and the symbian os still has the most functions out the box but its counter intuitive and it’s UI is patchy and laggy and locks up often. Stop making promises and just come out with the anna update

  11. waseem says:

    there is no more update
    nokia making fool

  12. Guest says:

    I love this.

  13. sak96 says:

    Nokia never cares about their flagship devices (i think so) coz I bought a nokia n97 and they didn’t give major updates and now i hav an n8 which again doesnt hav any major after 6 months i bought it. Only i agree it has a good cam. I think so nokia company ill disappear soon if it goes lyk this

  14. Barry says:

    Yes Nokia are slow with what appears to be good updates, but at the same time the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Most users who jump to another platform will say it is better to help justify the move (and often aspects will be better) buy I must admit I do like my N8 warts and all.

    I also have a HTC HD7 and have had a Nexus One and iPhones and have to admit as a phone the N8 is excellent, Symbian appears to have been left 5 years behind in UI development.

    I for one will be keeping an eye on the next webOS devices as my original Pre whilst a great OS was shoddy hardware.

  15. mak says:

    i m with nokia for last 7 yrs, for its popularity, easy control, performance. 2100, 6600, n95, and now n8. Except the frst one, nothing big has changed (about interface, orientation, functionality). Boring me all the same interface. Need change. Either ui, or mo ile company.

  16. Ladynokia says:

    I Have heard june 1rst for Anna. Work fast Nokia or accenture or Anyone. I bought n8 i like my n8 but need my iPhone To write this comment. In France Anyone has Apple and it Is a geek choice n8. I ve not seen any other n8 yet in streets. My GPS needs reboot. Fix everything! Fast! Interface too dark too.

  17. Cod3rror says:

    Here’s a realistic Nokia prediction: Anna coming half finished in H2 2012, Belle? lol… keep dreaming.

    Here’s a reality check Symbian STILL can’t do 270 degree rotation, rotation to landscape to both sides, keyboard is terrible, browser terrible, basic things other OS’ nailed correctly from the beginning and Nokia still can’t do after 4 years now.

    And you guys except them to deliver a good update, forget it, move on. Symbian is finished. Other OS’ will catch up to it functionally quick enough, Symbian on the other hand needs to be completely rewritten from scratch with a completely redesigned UI, basically a new OS to be any good, that is not going to happen.

  18. Chiller says:

    Im fed up with all this talk of coming soon. Im just going to wait for someone to hack an n8 and get it running android. I want to get used to android because when Nokia go with windows, Im becoming a HTC owner.

  19. xcatch22x says:

    I really don’t know what all the fuss is about. The N8 for sure is a little laggy and occasionally locks up but other than that it’s a great phone. I find that the browser is fine for a small screen device. If I want to be surfing the net properly then the N8 gets used as a modem for my laptop.

    The camera blitz’s any other phone out there and so does the hdmi facilities.

    I bought one as it does everything I want. I just wonder if all the people who are moaning about the N8 just didn’t research things properly and it is actually them with the fault due to buying something that doesn’t meet their needs. It’s like buying a 2 seater sports car for a family of 5!!

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