Sunday, September 18, 2011

Nokia unveils Android-ish Like Symbian Belle

Nokia pulled the cover off Symbian Belle, which will debut with the three new models (600, 700 and 701).By the sound of it, this new version brings more improvements to the homescreen. The homescreen now consists of up to six rather than three panes and the widgets that live on those panes will be available in five different sizes.The widgets can be resized too, which gives you even more flexibility.

Another big change is a pull down menu for notifications from any homescreen - we're guessing Nokia has decided to copy Android's notification area much like Apple and Samsung. This menu will also offer toggles to control mobile data, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Silent mode.

Free-form, differently-sized, live widgets: widgets like the clock, email, music player, favorite contacts and the calendar have been redesigned and now come in five different sizes and rearranged to create a completely personalized set of screens. There are also new ‘Toggle’ widgets for tasks like switching on Bluetooth and changing profiles.
More homescreens: with Symbian Belle the maximum number of homescreens rises from three to six, so now you can have absolutely everything close at hand.

Improved status bar: It looks more androish here with kind of similar features to have notifications of common features like missed calls,incoming messages and the rest.
Modernized navigation: the navigation and options bar at the bottom of the screen sports a modern, new look, similar to that first seen on the Nokia N9.
Informative lock screen: the lock screen now tells you about missed calls, messages in your inbox and more, so you can check your phone at a glance. You can now also add a colored wallpaper to your lock screen.

NFC devices: With Symbian Belle, Near-Field Communications (NFC) is now deeply integrated into the operating system, so you can share pictures, connect with accessories, and check-in – all with just a tap.
Visual multitasking: Switch between the apps with just a quick flick way :-) 

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