Symbian Anna finally coming to existing devices

June 22nd, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

If you own an existing Symbian^3 device (Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C6-01 etc.) then you might want to keep some time free in August.  The latest major firmware update (now called Anna) has been shipping on the new Nokia E6 and Nokia X7 since release in the last few weeks.  Now Nokia have confirmed it will be available in two phases for the existing devices.  Firstly, if you haven’t yet bought one, those existing devices will start shipping from Nokia with Anna pre-installed from July, but for all existing customers, you’ll need to wait until August when the firmware will be able to be downloaded via the latest Ovi Suite (or direct on the device).

This is good news, although it is a lot later than it should have been.  However, the new styling that Anna brings will breathe some fresh air into those existing devices.

One small ray of hope though; if you have a Nokia N8, Nokia C7 or Nokia E7 from 3UK, and you make a call to another user of one of those devices also where the phone came from 3UK, then you might find your call actually goes via their new HD voice service which will provide much better clarity on the call.  Although currently not available cross-network, 3UK have stated they are hoping to be able to support cross-network HD voice calls soon.


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