More details of Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1

Yes, we knew that the Nokia 808 PureView will come with Symbian Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1, but questions like 'Which other devices will get this update?' and 'What's in it?' spring to mind. Over on Nokia Conversations, a few more morsels have appeared officially. Here's what we now know.

From the NC piece:

The brand new Nokia 808 PureView comes with the latest iteration of the Symbian operating system. This is a good thing because Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1 offers improved entertainment options, personalisation choices and performance. It’s arrived on the Nokia 808 PureView, and will also be made available for new production and current users of Nokia 603, 700 and 701 smartphones in coming months. For other latest Symbian devices, we have just made Nokia Belle available, and now already more than 1 million downloads have taken place!

Announced as definitely in (Symbian) Belle Feature Pack 1 are: (my comments in brackets)

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[Speculation alert] There's no word as yet on how many of the existing Symbian^3 generation will get Belle Feature Pack 1. My guess is that some devices (the C7, E7 and X7 stand out here, all with a 1GB ROM for fitting everything in) will eventually get a tweaked, slightly cut-down version of Belle FP1, designed for the slower processors. And that other, older devices (e.g. N8) will get much of the above (Maps, browser, widgets, notifications) via over the air SW_update 'performance improvements' patches, but that this won't be classed as 'Belle FP1'.

Just my guess!

Steve Litchfield, All About Symbian, 1 March 2012

Published by Steve Litchfield at 14:40 UTC, March 1st

Section: News
Categories: Miscellaneous, Events
Platforms: Symbian^3