Symbian 2011 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Symbian Articles for 2011

Nokia Astound Review

The Nokia Astound is the T-Mobile USA version of Nokia's C7 touchscreen-based smartphone. Here's our full review of this Symbian model, that packs a good range of features for a[...]

Are Smartphone Cases Really Necessary?

Brighthand's Site Editor has always carried his smartphone around without any kind of a case, but a recent mishap has caused him to reconsider this. So he's looking for reader[...]

Nokia Dropping Symbian and MeeGo, Going with Windows Phone 7

In a dramatic change of strategy, Nokia announced a plan this morning to make Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 its default operating system. In the future, Nokia will stop developing operating[...]

Nokia Ovi Mail Migrates to Yahoo

The Ovi Mail service for Nokia users is being migrated to Yahoo to provide customers with extra features benefits. However, a number of customers have found the move jarring.

IDC: Windows Phones to Knock Apple’s iPhones Out of Second Place

As might well be anticipated, Android OS phones will keep picking up more market share through 2015. More surprisingly, however, Apple's iPhones will slip slightly, and Windows Phone 7 (WP7)[...]

Android Most Popular Mobile OS, Bane of BlackBerry and Symbian

A recent Gartner study on the mobile market during the first quarter of 2011 reveals that Google's Android has become far and away the most popular mobile operating system, at[...]

Mobile Internet Users Will Soon Outnumber PC Users in the U.S.

The market-analysis firm IDC predicts that by 2015 more people in the U.S. will access the Internet through a phone or a tablet than through a desktop or laptop.

Symbian Anna Upgrade Available Now for Several Nokia Smartphones

The new upgrade to Symbian Anna is now available, allowing owners of the latest Nokia phones to upgrade their devices. It includes a faster web browser, better mapping software, and[...]

Carriers Want Their Share of Billions in Apps Revenue

In his latest column, our European correspondent Dragan Petric explains how wireless carriers around the world are trying to get a cut of the billions of dollars currently funneling through[...]

Smartphone Market Growing, IDC Predicts Android to Take Top Spot

Current indicators suggest that the smartphone market will grow almost 50% in 2011, as millions of consumers leave their old phones behind in favor of more advanced technology. And market[...]

Microsoft and Nokia Partnership Now Official

Though it was initially announced back in February, the 5-year, $1 billion agreement between Microsoft and Nokia -- resulting in a switch to the Windows Phone 7 operating system[...]

Nokia Unveils New Smartphone Naming System

Nokia has announced a new naming convention for its phones, nixing the N Series and C Series for a simplified numbering system. The company also took the wraps off the[...]

Nokia Announces E6 and X7 Symbian Smartphones

Nokia took the wraps off two smartphones today, the Nokia E6 and the Nokia X7, both of which will feature the newly updated Symbian operating system. The X7 is going[...]

Apple Completely Dominates J.D. Power’s Smartphone Satisfaction Study

The more someone spends on a smartphone, the more likely they are to be happy with it -- that's the overall result of J.D. Power and Associates most recent survey[...]

Google’s Android OS U.S. Marketshare Grows to 53%, iOS Up Dramatically Too

A new analysis of the smartphone market shows that Google's Android operating system market share of sales grew to command more than half of the U.S. smartphone market. Apple's iPhone[...]

Nokia C7 Coming to States as the Astound

The American release of the Nokia C7 got one step closer to an official reveal today when reliable inside sources claimed that the smartphone is, in fact, coming to T-Mobile,[...]

Nokia C7 Headed for T-Mobile

The FCC has approved a version of the Nokia C7 for the United States. This high-end Symbian^3 smartphone will use T-Mobile USA's version of 3G connectivity, and will also have[...]

Nokia E7 Debuts in the U.S.

After launching in Europe this winter, the Nokia E7 has just become available in the United States. Possibly the last model to debut with Symbian^3, this smartphone sports a large[...]

Nokia Dropping Its ”Ovi” Brand

Nokia has announced that it will be re-branding its line of Ovi services, drawing them back under the Nokia fold. As a result, the Ovi brand will be gradually discontinued.

Nokia E7 Now Available for Pre-Order in the U.S.

The Nokia E7 launched in other parts of the world last month, and now, those in the U.S. can put in a pre-order for this high-end business-oriented smartphone running Symbian^3.