While we wait for Nokia to iron out the last few kinks and brings the much awaited Symbian PR 2.0 or Anna releases to our devices, word has already started leaking out about the PR 3 update, named Belle. The update will be a major release and feature a complete overhall of the Symbian UI, bringing in flexible widgets, a pull down notifications bar and is Nokia’s attempt to satisfy the critics and make Symbian look more ‘modern’.
Forum Nokia has a page up, where Nokia tries to talk to developers about designing for Symbian and buried in those pages are the following screens.
(First up is the E7, with the new narrow notification bar and a redesigned calender)
(Next we have the redesigned message editor for the Belle release)
(Followed by the E7 rocking the Anna icons and the Belle UI)
You have to admit all of this does look very pretty, and with the large 4″ display on the E7 already making the current Symbian^3 iteration a less of a pain to navigate around, with Belle it could really be quite something. That being said, this is all a reference and things could change by the time Nokia actually gets around to releasing the update.
One last thing, this might not be Belle at all! Take everything with a pinch of salt.