At the ongoing Nokia Connection event in Singapore, CEO Stephen Elop has announced that the N8, C7, C6-01 and E7 will come with Symbian Anna in July. For all the existing users of the above phones, you’ll be able to download the update by the end of August through your PC or OTA.
A whole new look
Anna is the first major update for Symbian ^3 operating system and brings with a host of improvements right from a new set of icons, faster web browser to improved text input and better maps. A big change comes in the form of a slit screen view while typing in landscape mode so you can see your message thread. Ovi Maps now features a quicker search, new public transportation routes,etc. Business users can now IM with Microsoft Communicator Mobile and new security features like hardware accelerated encryption. Last but not the least, Nokia has confirmed that they will be launching 10 new Symbian smartphones in the next 12 months.