If you?re the owner of a Nokia E72, Nokia 5230 or other Nokia phone powered by a Symbian version prior to Symbian^3, you'll be as pleased to hear that some new features will be coming to your phone soon.
In an apparent push to keep customers from defecting to other platforms until
its Windows Phones ship and despite the arrival of the new Symbian platform and
new phones such as the Nokia X7 and E6, the older Nokia devices that people are
carrying in their pockets for years will be offered updates to their phones too,
in order to improve their feature set, as well as to provide the usual fixes and
These updates will be targeted at selected phones running Symbian 3.2 and
Symbian 5.0, Nokia said:
Nokia 6700 slide
Nokia N97 mini
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
One of the key updates is the Nokia browser v7.3, the same that will be
available for newer Symbian phone in the coming months with Symbian Anna. It
provides faster browsing, supports International Domain Names (IDNs) and also
supports non-ASCII letters such as Arabic or Chinese.
Ovi Maps is another updated feature in these handsets, but there are two
different versions to take into consideration. Ovi Maps 3 SR4 will feature on
Symbian 3.2 devices, bringing indoor positioning through WiFi, as well as travel
and recommendation services such as those through Lonely Planet. Users of
Symbian 5.0 devices will get Ovi Maps 3 SR6, adding public transport lines and
check-in services to social networking sites.
And finally, a set of emoticons will be added into all listed devices.
The launch of those updates goes like this: Nokia C6-00 and Nokia 5230 download
release starts as of today, and the rest of the models will follow in the next
Nokia added that the updates would not hit all the phones at the same time but
would be rolled out in stages.