Today, orvvan from DailyMobile forum posted the leaked firmware files for the so-called Symbian Belle. I downloaded it. I installed it on my N8. Now, I found an interesting thing to note. On the Device manager of my N8, it states that it has Software version 022.014.28.01 and Software version date of 2011-07-05. We know that the Nokia X7 already has Symbian Anna installed. It's version number is 022.014 and the date is 2011-07-05. Now what I think is the Symbian Anna for the N8 and other Symbian^3 devices will be different on the ones that shipped on X7 and E6. Another thing that also adds support to my speculation is that me and other users said that Symbian Anna version 022.014 is already available at Navifirm! Could it be the final Anna that contains new UI? I know you are confused just as me. Just take a look at the photos...
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Device manager information on Nokia N8. Note the Software version and date.
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Device manager information on Nokia N8. Note the Software version and date.
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A side-by-side comparison of device information. Nokia N8 on the left and Nokia X7 on the right. Click the image for the full-resolution size.
Well, let's just wait for a few days or weeks. Or if you can't wait, download the version 022.014 files for N8 on Navifirm and flash it with Phoenix. Be sure to leave a comment on what it is. :)
 
 
I've been talking with a company who makes phone cases and asked if they have plans to make a case depicting the highly popular game Angry Birds for N8. They are worrying for developing and producing cases for N8 and other Symbian^3 devices because of the low demand. Now, it's time to show them the 'real' demand for those cases. Vote now!

NOTE: You will have to buy the cases online and may cost approximately $15-$30. The company I've been talking to is known for superb-quality products.
 
 
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On Navifirm Plus, the Nokia X7-00 (RM-707) already showed up since last few weeks. Today, I saw that it already has the final version of Symbian Anna for all of the X7 variants globally. The final version number is 021.013.
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The Nokia X7 is already up for pre-order on many countries now and is pegged for end of June shipping. I guess Symbian Anna will be also rolled-out by the end of the month. I hope that the image that was circulating on many blogs is FAKE. No Q3 2011 roll-out please.

Oh by the way, can you see that last variant? It's for the Philippines! :D
 
 
The FCC has approved the tests for the unannounced Nokia T7-00 (RM-679). It has a triband WCDMA 850/1900MHz including the rare 1700MHz AWS band, and a dualband GSM 850/1900MHz. The bottom of the device says it has TD-SCDMA/GSM. Specs are not yet known, but an 8megapixel camera with dual-LED flash is likely. The HDMI port on the top of the device were omitted and in place is the micro-USB port. The lanyard hole is now on the left-side.
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Remember the Nokia Oro that leaked on May 4? That luxury edition of C7, is now official. Nokia has just announced that it will be launched in selected markets. It has a 18-carat gold plating, a sapphire crystal menu button that is eight time sturdier than a glass, and a Caledonian herds leather at the back. Inside the phone, it's basically a Nokia C7, but the OS is now an updated Symbian Anna. There's a pentaband radio connectivity, HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, a 3.5in AMOLED screen, an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash (apparently, an EDoF camera) with 720p HD video recording. 
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The Nokia Oro will be available in selected markets including Russia, Middle East, China, and Europe. Nokia says it will cost €800 before taxes and subsidies which I think you wouldn't care for if you're buying this kind of phone.

Watch the video for more!
 
 
A member of Daily Mobile forum posted that the Nokia X7 firmware version is now available for download at Navifirm Plus. It shows the version 021.013 and is newer than the previously published on RDA which is version 021.011.
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Looking at the variant of the firmware, I can say that it is an X7 headed to Yoigo Telecom of Spain. I think it's already shipping. The product code is also different as on the RDA. Will we finally see Symbian Anna on other Symbian^3 devices soon? Soon. I mean in the next few days..

Source: http://forum.dailymobile.se/index.php?topic=45774.msg602670#msg602670
 
 
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Application Updates. That's the most requested feature on the Ovi Store since it opened. And now, Ovi announced that they will release a newer version of Ovi Store that will support this feature. After updating to Store 2.8, you can now check for updates for your downloaded apps and games. No more hassle checking the Internet for the latest versions! When there is an update available, a little green flag on the top-right corner of the Account tab will appear. Click it and it will bring you to your Account page. You will then see an Updates section. Click it and it will take you to the list of available updates. You can tap Update all or update them one by one.

This feature is initially available to Symbian^3 devices only. Roll-out will start next week.

Aside from this, there are also other changes to the Ovi Store. Check out Ovi Publish for more info.
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Darn! It's mouth-watering. It's jaw-dropping. It makes me speechless...

You know what is it?

Okay, enough for craziness.

PocetNow.com has posted a Nokia N9 advertisement video on YouTube. More detials to come. I'm gonna watch it first for a thousand times.
Here's a couple of photos.
 
 
Yesterday, May 16th to be exact, the Symbian Anna duo Nokia E6 and X7 got their firmwares updated again. This latest update bumps the firmware version to v021.011 (previously v021.010) and the Web browser to version 7.3.1.28 (previously v7.3.1.27). That's not a major update though. As we know, Nokia is preparing it for the general release so they need to iron out bugs here and there.
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More photos to be added in a while.
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Symbian Anna release date is still hooked up on Q2 2011.
 
 
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@qoyumnasri found an interesting image header on Nokia Homebase YouTube channel. It is an image of three Symbian^3 phones (N8, E7, and C7) running on an unknown version of Symbian which includes flexible widgets. Do you think it's the upcoming PR3.0 that is supposed to be released later on this year? Currently, the OS only supports up to 6 widgets in only one size. Only time will tell.
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