Videos Galore: Nokia 600, 700, 701, NFC and Belle #BelleTrio

| August 24, 2011 | 31 Replies

Whilst we’re compiling the main discussion pieces of today’s Symbian Announcements in this post, in case you didn’t want to sift through all that, here’s a look at a bunch of new Nokia videos showing off the new Nokia 600, 700, 701, and Symbian Belle as well as a demo of NFC in action (with new Nokia Essence headset)


Nokia 600

Nokia 700

Nokia 701


All new Belle


Category: Nokia, Symbian

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  • John

    As much as I am looking forward to the update, I am disappointed they did not take inspiration from the N9 rather than Android. I mean wasn’t it that difficult to make Symbian more attractive other than looking like Android.

    • MoritzJT

      Wait a few more months, I might have a present for you then ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Ninja

        So what you’re saying is, Swipe UI will come to Symbian.

        This makes total sense. I think we will see swipe UI across S40, Symbian, Meego and hmmmm, WinPho possibly, maybe, not sure.

        What I do know is Nokia will do everything in their power to minimise the transition for Symbian users to Windows Phone, and that means some significant work to make it’s UI more like that of Symbian etc – which also involves making Symbian more like WinPho too.

        So ideally, that’s swipe UI across all platforms.

        Now all they need is QT on WinPho and the transition would be SO much easier.

        • MoritzJT

          ๐Ÿ˜‰ Exactly…

          Also for the WP part. I am really sure…

        • James

          I fail to see the advantages LT for Nokia in them bring all their UI R&D to WP.
          MS wont let them port Qt, so they’d have to do it using MS libraries.
          Nice………. not.

    • Taigatrommel

      Personally I guess this is what Symbian^4 would’ve looked like. Maybe quite some parts of S^4 have already been done and could be re-used, which would be faster and more cost effective other than starting a complete new UI from the very scratch. But that is just a guess though.

      • John

        Yeah it make sense not start a complete new UI from scratch due to costs, but why not borrow ideas from the N9 though makes more sense to me. But I am guessing these devices are there to compete with low end Android devices that are selling well in Asia, hence why they decided to have the event in Hong Kong.

        • MoritzJT

          Don’t get me wrong, but what you see in N9 / Harmattan are only the components, these will later be themable in Symbian, so cou can expect N9 themes to pop up. Considering the UX, this is not impossible, yet Nokia will not do it. I might.

    • stylinred

      maemo u mean?

    • h3csc

      As in UI structure Symbian is quite similar to Android so it is easier to do that.

  • MoritzJT

    Wow a really nice Batch of Belle devices…

    I really wonder, wether the final Belle will completely be in sync with the updated Symbian UI Guidelines. There are still a lot of changes running on the old AVKON fallback bridge.

    I mean it was never mentioned that all the stuff will make it in one update but that this is the future of Symbian, so maybe the Components Bridge will recieve another update to finally look like all this:

    Another thing is there is qtcomponents for apps like fmobi and gnewsreader. While belle runs QT 4.7.4 and QTQuick Components 1.1 are depending on this, the components 1.0 used in gnewsreader are not included in belle and most parts from 1.0 are more polished then the stuff in the belle leak. Also elements are smaller. Try the qml gallery on text selection. This is AWESOME, yet not available in Belle…

    • Viipottaja

      AFAIK, there are two more feature updates in the plan, and I gather some of what you are saying may come in those?

  • 352×416

    Nokia’s webste says QT4.7.3 for 701?

    • Goc

      That’s the latest Qt so I don’t see what you’re trying to say here.

      • MoritzJT

        The leak allready has the branched 4.7.4 so I don’t believe they can run belle on 4.7.3 with the 1.1 components.

  • BiboKid

    NOW I am torn between N8 and N9! Which one to buyy? Sad ๐Ÿ™

    • Viipottaja

      Well, if you need/want a lot of apps immediately, Xenon and the best camera, HDMI out, USB OTG (not sure if N9 has it though) and want to save some money, go for the N8. If not, I would go for the N9, personally.

    • James

      Wait for the reviews within the next mth before you decide on anything.

      I think youโ€™ll be going for the N9, no contest overall.

      Particularly WRT the OS & itโ€™s built-in functionality/extensibility.

      But wait & see the detailed/impartial reviews.
      Patience; easier said than done!

  • fantom
  • EmmanuelM

    Only mid-range handset … Successor of C6-01 and C7 at the best… No N8 or E7 successor …

  • gordonH
  • Coputnik

    Wow! Maybe the best ads of Nokia so far! =)

    P.S. In love with my N8 with Anna =)

    • Coputnik

      Is that Anna to “warm up” N8’s CPU up to 700+ MGhz or that’s just a joke?

      P.S. Sorry for offtop and english =(

    • jiipee

      Is it only me or has the new marketing company brought in better music as well? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • cipox

    wanna trade my old c7 with nokia 701 better cpu and 4 times gpu memori droool .

  • Looks brilliant! Symbian Belle should be released for all Symbian^3 phones right now!

  • James

    Wait for the reviews within the next mth before you decide on anything.

    I think you’ll be going for the N9, no contest overall.

    Particularly WRT the OS & it’s built-in functionality/extensibility.

    But wait & see the detailed/impartial reviews.
    Patience; easier said than done!

    • James

      woops ignore above ^

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