New software update for Symbian smartphones now available


19 Aug 2011

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Symbian Anna, the latest software update for Symbian smartphones, has begun its roll out in individual markets.

Symbian Anna is designed to enhance the user experience on the Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia c6-01 and Nokia E7 smartphones with a new user interface, virtual QWERTY keypad in portrait mode, split-screen messaging, enhanced Nokia Maps, better web browsing and stronger security.

"Nokia’s Symbian smartphones are used by millions of people around the world every day, addressing specific consumer needs and providing choices at many price points," said Ilari Nurmi, vice-president at Nokia.

"Symbian Anna represents a significant update to the experience those users have and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Symbian, which will see up to 10 more phones introduced over the next 12 months, further updates to the user experience and support for the software until at least 2016."

Symbian Anna can be downloaded using the latest version of Ovi Suite (version 3.1.1) on a PC, or over-the-air directly to the smartphone. (The way the software update is delivered can differ from market to market and operator to operator, however).