The long awaited Symbian Belle update is finally available yesterday! Without much hesitation, I quickly hooked-up my Nokia N8 to my PC, launch Nokia Suite and update the smart phone from Symbian Anna to Symbian Belle. In 30 minutes, the installation completed.
My first impression, Symbian Belle offers many improvements over Symbian Anna with intuitive, vibrant and sleeker user interface (UI). It is like migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 where u need some time to get used to the new UI but it is worth it. Another thing worth noting is you can add up to 6 homescreens compared to Symbian Anna with only 4 homescreens.
Controlling the way your phone connects to the outside world is much easier now
The only irk I found is I need to reinstall all my apps after Belle update, however data in mass storage (E:/) and SD card (F:/) are not touched. Nokia Suite will backup your old Symbian Anna in C: to new folder in E:/Nokia_Belle folder
Currently, Symbian Belle update is available for all Nokia phones running on Symbian like C6-01, C7-00, E6-00, E7-00, X7-00 and N8-00. You may check if your phone are ready to receive the update (some product code is not ready for update yet) here.