07 February, 2012



Nokia N8 Philippines 2012 Ships with Nokia Belle! Current Price in Malls, Quick Demo!

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 08:17 AM PST

TechPinas Exclusive!

Yesterday morning, I accompanied a friend to buy her Nokia N8 in a mall in Manila.

She said she wants a phone that can double as a digicam so I immediately suggested that she get Nokia N8. Flaunting a 12 MegaPixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and Xenon flash, Nokia N8 - in my opinion - remains to be the best cameraphone in the planet even after a year of being in the market.

When the sales lady turned on my friend's new handset for testing, we got pleasantly surprised by what we saw on the screen;

nokia n8 philippines

Her Nokia N8's UI has a drop-down notifications tab, new clock widget and seven home screens. "That's definitely Nokia Belle," I told her -- to her delight, of course.

So I guess it's confirmed. Fresh shipments of Nokia N8 in the Philippines have Nokia Belle OS pre-installed. Nokia Belle, previously known as Symbian Belle, is the latest version of the Symbian^3 operating system. As previously mentioned on TechPinas, the update brings several improvements including a faster browser, a more gorgeous interface, widgets in various sizes, a drop-down notifications tab, and easier access to connectivity settings.

But if you want to see how Nokia Belle actually looks, here's my quick demo video of its UI:

Oh, and if you're wondering, my friend got her Nokia N8 unit for only Php 17,000; That's more than Php 6,000 off the phone's suggested retail price upon its release in late 2010.

Nokia N8 Belle Update Officially Coming to the Philippines This February!

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 10:02 PM PST

We've been together for more than a year now and I'm still in love with my Nokia N8.

nokia n8 belle

Last night, my Twitter conversation with Nokia Corporation itself confirmed that Pinoy owners of The Reigning Best Cameraphone in the World will finally get to enjoy Nokia Belle on their smartphones within this month, February 2012.

Nokia Belle is the latest update to the Symbian^3 operating system. This fresh version brings a slew of enhancements to the platform including a smoother interface, widgets in various sizes, a faster browser, improved Maps, drop-down notifications tab, among others.

If you're a fellow Nokia N8 owner, you should get the over-the-air update notification anytime within this month. You may also manually check if the update is already available for your device by going to Settings, Phone Management, Device Updates, Options, then Check for Updates.