New Nokia Symbian ‘Anna’ handsets now shipping

With a possible arrival date ahead of schedule

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has announced their two new Nokia X7 and E8 handsets are now shipping, with the latest version of Symbian known by the codename ‘Anna’.

Nokia has made public this news in a forum post, only days after the E6 was made available to preorder. This information was accompanied by the news the new OS will be available for the Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6 in the next coming months.

The X7 will be available in Europe, Eurasia, China, India and other Asia/Pacific countries, while the E6 will be available in Europe, Eurasia, Asia/Pacific, as well as the Middle East and Africa.

Nokia’s Symbian ‘Anna’ update arrives with a host of usability enhancements, such as split-screen viewing of messages, webpages and maps, along with a virtual portrait Qwerty keypad, faster page downloading whilst web surfing and new search and public transport routes inside of Ovi maps.

The Nokia X7 falls into their X series of entertainment focussed devices, with the same 4-inch 16:9 nHD 640×360 AMOLED capacitive touch screen as the E7 handset. There’s also an 8 megapixel camera on-board, with 8GB of storage whereas the flagship Nokia N8 has a 12MP variant and 16GB on-board.

Nokia’s E6 builds on from the existing BlackBerry-esque E7 models, where the handset arrives with 2.46-inch TFT LCD 640×480 touch screen; the first time a touch screen has appeared alongside a Nokia Qwerty business keyboard.

Comments are closed.