Among the new features added in Belle are support for wireless communications technology NFC, and scalable widgets. The Symbian Belle OS also features Android style drop-down notifications and provide small dialogue boxes facilitating easy multi-tasking.
The open applications on the Symbian Belle OS would be called “living” and featured in system tray above the homescreen. The number of “home screens” on which you can place widgets and shortcuts in Belle has been increased to six (Anna had three of them).
The OS is also equipped with a new tool known as “Task Switcher” enabling users to easily hop between applications and close them down.
Belle will run on three new smartphones – Nokia 700, 701 and 600. All the smartphones will have a gigahertz processor chip and NFC. It is reported that the sales of the devices may begin before the end of September.
Nokia 600 is positioned as a music phone with a loud speaker and FM-receiver. Receiver antenna is built inside the unit. Nokia 701 has the largest screen of all three models – which is a 3.5 inch one. The screen is covered with protective glass Gorilla Glass. Finnish company calls Nokia 700 as the world’s most compact monoblock smartphone – it weighs 96 grams with dimensions of 110 x 50.7 x 9.7 mm.
Symbian Belle will also be installed on smartphones Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7, E6, and 500. It is reported that the update will be released in the next few months.