Last month when we also officially mourned the passing of the Symbian brand, Nokia promised that the Belle software update for devices currently running Anna (such as the N8, C7, C6-01, E7, X7, and E6) will arrive sometime in February. But back then the Finnish company didn’t go to the trouble of providing an actual date in February when the rollout would start.
Yet someone in Nokia’s Vietnam office may have jumped the gun and announced that date prematurely. For a few hours, there was a Web page available on Nokia’s Vietnam domain which clearly listed that the update would arrive on February 8.
That page has since been taken down, but the Facebook post on Nokia Vietnam’s account linking to the page remains intact (at least it is now). In that post, the February 8 is again clearly being mentioned. As for why the page at Nokia.com.vn isn’t anywhere to be found anymore, we’re guessing that this information wasn’t wrong, it simply was published too early. At least we’re hoping that’s the case. February 8 as the start of the rollout for the Belle update sounds very good to us, especially since Nokia could have waited until the 29th (and it wouldn’t have been the first time for Nokia making a deadline by a few hours).
As was rumored before, it looks like the Belle update won’t be downloadable over-the-air – you’ll have to use Nokia Suite to install it on your phone. That really is a pity, especially now that even Apple discovered the OTA update, to go back in time like this. Apparently that has something to do with the fact that the update is huge in size, but still, we wish this will be a one-time thing only.
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