Sorry I have been away a while and among other things, gripped by the idea of winning an n9 on n9second, but I’m back now. And for Symbian and Qt developers, there has been some good news. (Arguably, there has also been some bad news for the future as well, and some more good news for current devices too, but these are for a different posts).
Nokia have announced the first of a new line of devices, he Nokia 500, and other devices have been spotted too. The 600 and 700 have passed the FCC with the latter tipped as a C7 replacement. Also a 701, 200, 300 and 303 have also been spotted. However, it is the 500 which has been first to be made official.
The Nokia 500 is a lower-mid range phone in most specs but it is the first Nokia to have a 1ghz processor. It will also feature Symbian Anna, a 3.2 inch screen, 5.0MP camera, and heralds the return of xpress-on covers (OK, so they are not calling them that yet).
The launch of the Nokia 500 is the first of the 10 Symbian devices Nokia said they would release over the next twelve months (said a few months back – see this). It’s. Far from a wow type of device, but it’s still good to see Nokia announcing Symbian devices and following through on their promises to deliver more devices running the OS. I look forward to announcements in the not to distant future about the other Symbian devices which will be running Belle.
You can read more about the Nokia 500 at Nokia conversations.