We started our morning yet again with some Nokia news. Earlier they were launching smartphones like N9 and some of their handsets were also being leaked. Now, Nokia has turned their attention to the older generation mobile phones. What can definitely be called as a good move by the Finnish company is the fact that they’ve announced firmware updates for their Symbian 3.2 and Symbian 5 platforms. There are also quite a few refreshing changes being brought to a slew of handsets.

You are not forgotten!

You are not forgotten!

The changes include Nokia browser v7.3, which is the same browser available for the latest Symbian Anna running smartphones. In their blog, Nokia claims that this will translate to a better, faster browsing experience, along with support for International Domain Names (IDN). Ovi Maps will also be updated and, while Symbian 3.2 handsets will have Ovi Maps 3 SR4, Symbian 5 mobile phones will get an update to Ovi Maps 3 SR6. For the former, there’s indoor positioning through Wi-Fi, as well as travel and recommendation services. SR6 will add public transport lines and check-in services to social networking sites. Last but not the least, Nokia’s also bringing some fun to MMSes by adding a set of emoticons.

The updates will be available for the Nokia C6-00 and Nokia 5230 for now, and will be rolled out in progression for the rest of the handsets slowly and steadily. Here’s a list of the handsets that can be upgraded:

Symbian 3.2

Symbian 5

So, if you own any of these handsets and have upgraded your firmware, do let us know about your experience through the comments.

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