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And the winner of the Nomad Super Slim power bank is…

Posted by Mobility Arena Beat on August 25, 2014  /   no comment
Nomad 4000mAh super slim power bank

About two weeks back, MOBILITY Blog and NOMAD Charger launched a competition to determine the winner of a 4000 mAh Nomad Super Slim power bank. To win, participants were required to identify the smartphone below: The response with the greatest amount of detail would take the prize home. NOMAD Charger were also generous to provide […]

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Skype retired from Symbian OS too

Posted by Mobility Arena Beat on August 11, 2014  /   5 comments
Skype for Symbian

Besides Microsoft’s recent announcement that Skype is being pulled off Windows Phone 7, All About Symbian also reports receiving an email saying basically the same about Skype for Symbian OS: We’ve noticed that you are, or previously were, signed into Skype on a Symbian phone, and we’re sorry to inform you that we are now […]

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Want a Symbian phone in 2014? What to do..

Posted by Moverick on March 11, 2014  /   12 comments
Symbian-MeeGo-no-new-apps-jan-2014

Reading Nokia Conversations today, I was shocked to see comments from people complaining about the demise of Symbian and demanding that Nokia bring back the dead OS! I had to check the calendar again. This is March 2014, and there are still people asking for Symbian smartphones from Nokia. That is just so sad. Everyone […]

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Nokia Drop for Symbian Shuts Down

Posted by Mobility Arena Beat on December 04, 2013  /   1 comment
Nokia Drop

Nokia Drop is a service that is used to push content and notifications to a user’s device from public websites. Nokia Drop uses Push Notifications, so no cable or Bluetooth connection is needed. The service has been available for Symbian smartphones, and is now being shut down. Here is the official notice from Nokia: Dear […]

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Symbian Delight: Custom firmware for Nokia 808, N8 and C7

Posted by Moverick on October 28, 2013  /   2 comments
Delight Custom Firmware

Once upon a time, I was a fan of custom firmware (or ROMs). Not any more. However, the news of Delight custom firmware for the mentioned Symbian OS phones has me longing to flash a phone again. Usually, custom firmwares are independent attempts to improve on the stock OS. Delight brings the following improvements to […]

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Symbian Enthusiasts Petition For Release Of Source Code

Posted by Moverick on October 27, 2013  /   9 comments
Symbian

While official support for Symbian may have been shut down, enthusiasts around the world are not giving up yet. Being an Open Source software, some enthusiasts have launched a petition for the source code and the latest development builds to be made publicly available so anyone who wants to work on it, improve it, or […]

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Android pretends to have full multitasking

Posted by Moverick on June 03, 2013  /   13 comments
Nokia 808 PureView

This article is not about Android OS actually, but Android is now the dominant smartphone platform just as Symbian used to be for 10 full years. As such, there is no better way to drive the point of this article home than to use Android as a comparison. This article is actually about multitasking on […]

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Village Meeting For Symbian/Belle Smartphone Users

Posted by Moverick on January 21, 2013  /   16 comments
Nokia 808 PureView

Yesterday, our focus was on BlackBerry OS10, which will be officially announced in less than two weeks. Today, the floor is reserved for users of smartphones running the oldest smartphone OS in existence – Symbian and its newer variant, Belle. Unlike BlackBerry which has a future in BB10, Nokia’s Symban/Belle has come to the end […]

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Closing the Chapter on Symbian/Belle OS… Finally

Posted by Moverick on November 02, 2012  /   6 comments
Windows-Phone

It has been a long road for me and the OS formerly known as Symbian. It was Ericsson who first woke up my love for smartphones with the R380s back in 2002. From that time till now, I have churned through a total of 15 Symbian/Belle smartphones. Here’s my list: Ericsson R380s (December 2002) Nokia […]

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Nokia 808 PureView Specifications

Posted by Mobility Arena Beat on September 10, 2012  /   no comment
The Nokia Belle Flagship

Technology GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz DL: EGPRS 296.0 kbps 3G: 850, 900, 1700, 2100 MHz DL: HSDPA – 14.4 Mbps 4G: No SIM Type: Micro-SIM OS: Nokia Belle OS (Symbian) Design Dimensions: 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm Weight: 169 g Display: 4.0-inch, 360 x 640 pixels, AMOLED, ClearBlack display, with Corning Gorilla […]

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Symbian Is Dead. Long Live Nokia Belle!

Posted by Moverick on February 29, 2012  /   26 comments

Part One: Primary, Secondary, Belle? I have always wondered what Nokia meant when they said that they were adopting Windows Phone as their “primary smartphone platform”. Why “primary” if there is no secondary? Right? Also, why have they gone through the trouble of renaming “Symbian” to “Nokia Belle” if this is the end of the […]

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What The Belle Is Going On?

Posted by Mobility PR on February 15, 2012  /   11 comments

Nokia began pushing out the Belle update to Symbian^3 smartphones last week. We have received reports of successful updates to devices such as the N8, E6, and E7. Have you updated your Nokia smartphone yet? What was the update experience like? What do you think of Nokia Belle? What do you like and dislike about […]

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