We've heard of flogging a dead horse, but Nokia has been lashing Symbian so hard over the last six months the troubled OS has actually gotten up on its feet again and looks ready to run a bit more.
After all, we've seen Symbian^3 rapidly evolve into Anna, and now into the actually-quite-good Belle, bringing with it a host of new handsets, including this one – the newly announced Nokia 603.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to tell all these new Nokia's apart – and that's without any Windows Phones settling into the mix, presumably following the same three-number naming convention that could quickly become a bit over-subscribed.
Buy hey ho – that's Nokia's business, we'll just take a look at the 603 then, shall we?
For starters you've got a 3.5-inch display featuring Nokia's ClearBlack display wizardry for better visuals outdoors in bright light. The resolution is pegged at 360 x 640 pixels, which is no surprise as it's the maximum Symbian can support.
Inside is that 1GHz ARM 11 processor that Nokia just can't leave alone right now, and you get 512MB to go with it and a modest 2GB of internal storage.
It's a decidedly average 5-megapixel camera on board, though it does have autofocus and 720p video recording, and to be fair to Nokia the 603 isn't exactly a premium device so it's about as much as we could reasonably expect.
Symbian Belle's presence means that apart from those resizeable homescreen widgets and pull-down notifications it's been making such a fuss over, you also get full NFC support, which Nokia has also been making a fuss about, but far more justifiably if you ask us.
Apart from a modestly attractive design, however, we're struggling to see just how the Nokia 603 is significantly different to the 600, 700 and 701 we've seen launched in the past few months, to be honest. Maybe Nokia is just stocking up the mid-range with a variety of options, and leaving the high-end stuff purely to its Windows Phone division. Which would make sense, to be fair.
Anyhow, the Nokia 603 just set you back just under £200 when it launches towards Christmas.