Nokia tweaks Symbian phones with Belle Refresh

Nokia may be reading its Windows Phone 8 range, but there's still some Symbian development going on, with Nokia Belle Refresh now being pushed out to owners. The Nokia N8, C7 and X7 are among the bevy of Symbian handsets in like for Belle Refresh, most appealing of which is likely the new browser with support for HTML5 web apps.

There's also a new set of homescreen widgets, along with the previously released Microsoft Office Mobile App together with Nokia Maps Suite 2.0. N8 owners, meanwhile, will get a number of extra apps for imaging, though exactly what those will do is unclear at this stage.

Right now, Belle Update is being delivered to the Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Oro with version number 111.040.1511. Those with a Nokia E6 (version number 111.140.0058) will get it later in the week, while those out there with the Nokia 500 will have to wait for the next few weeks before they see the tweaked OS.

Those with unlocked, SIM-free handsets will get the update first, followed by country and carrier variants, though that could well depend on individual carrier approval Nokia warns. There's also the possibility of some app incompatibility.

[via My Nokia Blog]