As with most updates, this one too will be rolled out in phases with the carrier-free devices getting to try it first. Symbian Belle Refresh brings some stimulating features to the listed smartphone. One of them is the new browser armed with improved support for HTML 5 web apps. There are also a new set of home screen widgets as well as the addition of Microsoft Office Mobile app and Nokia Maps Suite 2.0. Nokia N8 owners will also score a few extra imaging-related apps. Nokia has just started the global compress of the Symbian Belle Revive.Nokia has redesigned most core applications on Belle, such as the messaging application, Gallery, Camera, Nokia Web Browser, Music Player, Calendar and even the Dialer, it has also redesigned some of the ancillary applications such as Nokia Store Client, Nokia Maps, etc.
Better usability: Belle also brings much needed advance to the general phone usability. Nokia Belle has QWERTY keypad is now much more opportune to use, with keys better spaced out and easier to type. The Notification bar makes it easy to view notice of new messages, alert calls, etc. and turn connectivity options on and off. The Dialer menu has also been redesigned to make the number keys easier to type, by touching the Caller button to the bottom.
Nokia Belle Speed: Nokia has really administer to extract every bit of processing power from its Symbian phones with Nokia Belle thanks in part to the significant change for the better to memory running which optimize concert on the 256 MB RAM, where N8 runs much more rapidly and smoother after the promote to Belle. changeover are smoother and near-instantaneous, apps run quickly and the phone rarely gives an impression of being slow.
Less apps: So for the moment, one has to live with this abridged choice of apps on Belle. The problem is not just with third-party apps.Intrusive new Camera application Ul on Belle has a rather Invasive task bar at the bottom, which cannot be hidden. As a result, that part of the screen is permanently hidden, whether you are clicking a picture or viewing it afterwards.It would strongly advise Nokia to move back to a transparent UI, given that the camera is the USP of the N8.
Still not used tab is very frustrations on scroll down and choose contacts every time when sending a message. One wishes there was a recently used numbers tab in the Contacts menu for quick access to frequently messaged numbers. Proximity sensor issue persists the NS’s proximity sensor does not work as it is anticipated to.
Almost every time I make or receive a call, I end up opening home screen apps or dragging down the Notification bar because of my cheek touching the screen.
Deprived design of status bar the new Belle status bar, although an improvement over the legacy Symbian status bar, is sadly a dull monochrome bar that looks plain in comparison.It has no colors for the battery level, which makes it difficult to determine how much battery power is left. Secondly, the time display does not have an Atvl/Pivi indicator.But most importantly, the right-most network strength bar is thinner than the other bars, which looks very poor from a design standpoint. Peculiarly though, the Nokia Store Client seems to have its own fake status bar, and that shows the network bars correcly. So when you open Nokia Store Client, you can make out a slight shift of the battery icon towards the right and a thickening of the right-most network strength bar.