Posts Tagged ‘Symbian Belle’
Nokia has just unveiled the Nokia 808 PureView. The phone sports a whopping 41 megapixel camera, when high end smartphones offered by the competition offer 8 to 12 megapixel cameras. The Samsung Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4S both sport 8 megapixel cameras. The Sony XPERIA S sports a 12 megapixel camera. 41 megapixels is definitely leaps beyond what the current flagships have to offer.
If you thought that this would be one-time affair just like the Nokia N8 and its 12 megapixel camera, think again. At Mobile World Congress, the Finnish phone manufacturer announced that it would be introducing the same camera technology into its future lineup.
This new 41 megapixel camera allows users shoot using various resolutions. Users can opt to snap pictures using the standard 5 to 8 megapixels, which can be then blown up to an extremely larger size. The most resolution one can use is 38 megapixels, which allows you to enjoy rich details not offered by standard camera sensors.
To compliment this massive sensor, the 808 PureView will need high-quality lens to do the job right. Nokia has done exactly this with Carl Zeiss optics.
Unfortunately, the 808 PureView is powered by Symbian Belle. Although this might be disappointing, Nokia did say that it would be launching future phones sporting the same technology. So don’t be surprised if we see a Windows Phone sporting a massive sensor soon.
Other specs include 512 MB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and microSD support, which is essential if you’re planning to store 38 megapixel shots in the phone. The phone’s camera can record videos at 1080p. Nokia Rich Recording allows CD-like audio quality that does not require the need to make use of external microphones. The phone also offers Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 surround sound.
The Nokia 808 PureView will be hitting shops in May and will set you back €450 (approximately £380).
Interested in getting your hands on a Nokia 808 PureView, or would you still rather carry around a separate digital camera? Give us your thoughts.
This is one of the strangest ways to leak a new phone and a new service. The Finnish phone manufacturer leaked a new handset the Nokia 801 and a new service the Nokia Air Cloud on the display of an unreleased handset, the Nokia 700.
On a trade show, a demo video is featuring the Nokia 700. Once the video app on the smartphone is opened, the video shows an unknown handset, which is believed to be the Nokia 801 (previously the Nokia N8-01).
The rumored handset is powered by Symbian Belle. However, it also shows the Nokia Air Cloud logo. We can only guess that this is Nokia’s cloud services just like the iCloud. Aside from this mystery feature, it is also shown to make use of NFC. It is also shown being used as a stereo system’s remote control.
The 801 seems to sport an edge-to-edge display on a polished metal body. The phone’s display looks to be curved just like the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9, which is said to also come with the Nokia Sea Ray.
Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot of new Nokia handsets sporting new iterations of Symbian. However, since Nokia has been proclaimed the new Windows Phone champion, we were expecting news on these up and coming handsets. Unfortunately, HTC has beat Nokia to the punch in releasing news on their Windows Phone handsets.
A few days ago on Nokia’s official Facebook page, people were wondering what surprise the Finnish phone manufacturer had for its Symbian platform. We expected Symbian Belle rolling out, but we didn’t expect a new smartphone to feature the new Symbian iteration. The Symbian Belle-powered Nokia 700 was officially announced.
Te phone is a mere 9.7 mm thick, comes with 2 GB of built-in memory, a 5 MP camera, LED flash, HD video recording, a 3.2 inch AMOLED display, and a 1 GHz single-core processor.
The 700’s will be priced at around £240. It will be available in an assortment of colors such as purple, burgundy, blue, black, and silver.
What does Belle have to offer? It will come with 6 home screens, which you can customize according to your own preferences. It supports NFC, which will allows you to enjoy communicating with other NFC-enabled devices, contactless payments, swap files, pair devices, and play games.
Symbian Belle will be rolling out to past Nokia handsets such as the 500, X7, E6, C7, E7, and N8 by winter of this year.
It looks like every phone manufacturer is launching a new handset as we speak. Samsung, Motorola, and Blackberry have all announced new smartphones. Hopefully, we get to see Nokia’s Windows Phone Mango handsets in the near future. It’ll be a shame if HTC beats them to the punch with their windows-based smartphones.