Nokia's latest batch of handsets--the N8, E7, C7 and C6-01--will get the Anna Symbian software update over the coming months, while the Nokia E6 and the X7, two newly announced smartphones aimed at business people and entertainment enthusiasts, respectively, will ship with it preloaded. The two devices also come with new icons and usability enhancements such as improved text input, a faster browser and refreshed Ovi Maps.
"We are further strengthening Nokia's smartphone portfolio with these two new devices, both of which offer a more beautiful and intuitive user experience that will soon also be available for the Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01," said Jo Harlow, head-smart devices business, Nokia. "With these new products and more Symbian devices and user enhancements coming in the near future, we are confident we can keep existing Nokia smartphone customers engaged, as well as attract new first-time and competitor smartphone users."
Following on from Nokia E71 and E72 devices, the Nokia E6 is a sleek business smartphone with a full QWERTY keypad and a high-resolution touch display. According t0 Nokia, the phone offers exceptional battery life and the best out-of-the-box Microsoft messaging experience on a business smartphone, including access to Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Communicator Mobile and Microsoft SharePoint.
The Nokia X7 is an entertainment-focused smartphone with a 10.2-cm (4") display ideal for gaming, and an 8-megapixel camera for capturing pictures and HD-quality video. It comes pre-loaded with the Galaxy on Fire and Asphalt 5 HD games.
The Nokia E6 and X7 are also the first smartphones to contain the complete update of the Symbian software user experience. This update offers a host of usability enhancements, including fresh, new icons, improved text input, a faster internet browsing experience and a refreshed Ovi Maps application with improved search and new public transport routes. The renewed software also offers new features aimed at business users in particular, including enterprise grade security with hardware accelerated encryption, and new e-mail features such as full meeting request support.
In coming months, the software update will also be available as standard on newly shipping Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 devices, as well as available to download on previously purchased models of those same smartphones.