The Symbian Anna update for Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 will be available for today.While the new icons would be the first thing users would notice after updating to Symbian Anna, but major changes are under the hood including a portrait-mode Qwerty keyboard for the screen. There is a split-screen view as well, which lets the users view web pages and messages they are replying to while they type their own message.
Nokia has claimed in the press release that after updating to Anna browser will become faster and easier to use and supports all the latest standards. The release further states that Ovi Maps will also be quicker and simpler, and will includes public transport routes as well.
Nokia’ s flagship phone N8 which has done reasonably well in the market is set to get a face lift after the Symbian Anna update. N8’s video support feature with 720 pixels and 30 frames per second, which is perhaps not present in any other phone, is one of the highlights.
Nokia N8 was launched just about one and half years back and has become a big success in such a short duration. It comes armed with a 12 megapixel camera with numerous great features and with the new Symbian Anna update, the phone is likely to become even more useful for the users.
Another smartphone from Nokia’s stable E7 which comes with a large touchscreen, is just the right kind of companion for Symbian Anna update, but the new portrait mode on screen keyboard doesn’t look necessary edition for E7, as the device has a hardware keyboard as well. The web browser of the phone becomes faster with the update and the revamped calendar is another attractive new feature.
The other Nokia handsets which have received Symbian Anna update include Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01. The update is likely to do a world of good to the Nokia C7 because it doesn’t have the camera of N8 or the hardware of E7, so it needs the looks to stay ahead in the game.
With the smallest touchscreen of 3.2 inches, the Nokia C6-01 is not the right phone to get portrait-mode Qwerty keyboard, but no phone gets hurt by a better looking user interface.