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Nokia Lumia 920 available in November 2012 in South Africa

Nokia SA announced yesterday that the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 will arrive in South Africa in November 2012. The phone will be available from both Vodacom and MTN stores. The phone was only recently launched by Nokia in September 2012 and … Continue reading

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Belle Refresh to version 111.040.151

On Monday 15th October, I updated my N8 to the Nokia Belle Refresh version (111.040.1511). I downloaded the 31 Mb update over-the-air (OTA), watched the phone reboot to apply the update and waited patiently for the process to complete. After … Continue reading

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What Belle lacks and how to resolve it

Nokia Belle (or Symbian Belle) represents the best Symbian update to date, with 3 additional home screens and a look and polish which is starting to resemble Android. For example, the pull-down status bar is similar to Android’s notification area, where … Continue reading

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The Belle upgrade: Part 2 of 2

This is second part of the Belle upgrade which involves re-installing all my favourite applications. As mentioned before, this task can be problematic as some applications do not function properly on Belle. For example, JBak Taskman and NetQin’s Mobile Guard … Continue reading

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The Belle upgrade: Part 1 of 2

I knew the Belle upgrade would be an arduous task and decided I needed to complete the process over a weekend, so my phone would be ready for work on Monday morning. Since Belle is a complete OS upgrade and not just … Continue reading

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Will Vodacom release Belle for the Nokia N8 (059D2N9) soon?

When I troll through the Nokia Support Discussion Forums (click here and here), I see how impatient smartphone owners get regarding the release of Belle for their phones.  I remind readers that it took Vodacom three weeks to approve the Anna … Continue reading

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Will my favourite apps run on Nokia Belle?

As I mentioned in my post on the pending release of Nokia Belle for N8 devices in South Africa, users must be aware that certain apps are not compatible with Belle and will therefore not work. Here is a list … Continue reading

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