As well as revealing the spanking new Nokia E6 and X7 today, Elop and crew have introduced the latest version of their not-quite-ready-to-die-just-yet operating system, Symbian Anna. That’s a much sexier name than PR2.
So what’s the deal with Anna? Well, she’s quite the temptress. A 30-second YouTube video shows off Symbian’s new iconography, a portrait QWERTY keyboard that handily splits the screen so you can still see what you’re doing when entering text, the all-new browser that’s reportedly three times faster, enhanced Ovi Maps and “much more to discover”.
The Ovi Store has also been enhanced, with an improved search tool and increased file size limits when downloading stuff over WLAN. Ovi Suite, Nokia’s PC software thingy, has received some tinkering too.
Anna will make her debut on the Nokia E6 and X7, but will also be made available for the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7. No timescales have been mentioned other than “in the coming months”.