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Nokia releases Belle upgrade

Software is available for Nokia N8, E7, E6, X7, C6-01, C7, Oro, Nokia 500 devices

Nokia releases Belle upgrade
Nokia has released its latest Belle upgrade for Nokia smartphones.

Nokia has released its latest Nokia Belle software update, which is now available for download for Nokia smartphone owners in the UAE.

The new software is designed to enhance the consumer experience and improve smartphone performance, allowing users to upgrade their Nokia N8, E7, E6, X7, C6-01, C7, Oro, Nokia 500 devices.

"With Nokia Belle, we are providing a totally fresh experience to new and existing users as part of our belief that the future of mobile will focus on further developing and strengthening existing ecosystems. Today's smartphone users demand handsets that can respond to their ever changing lifestyle requirements and keep up with their on-the-go lives. Today's upgrade does just that. By introducing an operating system that looks and works better than ever before, Nokia is meeting and anticipating future demand of users in the Middle East," said Vithesh Reddy, general manager of Nokia Middle East.

The latest version of Nokia's smartphone operating system is designed to allow users to have up to six home screens that they can personalise with favorite applications and services. 

Headline features include new widgets, more customisation options, new apps and built-in NFC functionality.

The new live widgets include new clock, email, music player, favourite contacts and calendar widgets, which have been redesigned and now come in five different sizes and can be rearranged to create a personalised set of screens. There are also new Toggle widgets for tasks like switching on Bluetooth and changing profiles.

The new Nokia Belle interface also includes new features such as imaging applications with HD video recording at 30 frames per second and a visually improved browsing and viewing of web videos.  The menus have been simplified and a notifications bar has been added to make accessing key settings or features much quicker. 

The new software also features an improved status bar, which now incorporates a pull down notifications tab that integrates common settings and notifications, such as incoming messages and missed calls.

The navigation and options bar at the bottom of the screen has been given an overhaul, and sports a new modern look, similar to that first seen on the Nokia N9.

The software also comes with new business apps from Microsoft including Lync, SharePoint, OneNote, Exchange ActiveSync and PowerPoint Broadcaster.

Nokia Belle now features Near-Field Communications (NFC) deeply integrated into the operating system, so you can share pictures, connect with accessories, and check-in with a tap. The new upgrade is designed to allow smartphone users to share videos, images and contacts with friends and family by tapping two NFC-enabled devices together, as well as pairing with Nokia's wide range of NFC accessories including the Nokia Luna Bluetooth headset, Nokia Essence Bluetooth stereo headset and Nokia Play 360°, a wireless speaker.

To upgrade Nokia Belle, users need to run the latest version of Nokia Suite 3.3 on their PC and connect their handset.


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