Yeah, you know that Symbian Anna update Nokia's just (or “finally”) dished up for its leading smartphones? It'll be out of date in two days.
That's because Nokia's about to announce Symbian Belle, the next version of the patched-up OS that chucks the just-released Anna out the window and reinvents Symbian^3 all over again.
Nokia's big secret has been revealed via the Nokia Facebook page, which now sports a countdown timer that will hit zero around lunchtime on Wednesday, August 24 with the tantalising teaser message “it's almost time to try something new”.
Or at least it would be tantalising if the person who created the Flash element on the page hadn't accidentally (or deliberately – who really knows any more?) decided to call it 'Belle teaser', only to rename it to 'Teaser' but not before the giveaway had been spotted.
That's not to say we wouldn't have got there on our own anyway. Rumours about Belle have been growing fairly steadily, and with Anna now completely up and running and Nokia no doubt looking to keep its foot firmly to the floor on Symbian while its Windows Phone handsets are still under contstruction, chances were always good that Belle was going to get some kind of official airing sooner rather than later.
It's likely that as with Anna's announcement, Belle will be unveiled on the back of at least a couple of new phones, with the Nokia 600, 700 and 701 all being talked about as possibilities (that's Cindy, Zeta and Helen if you're into your ladies).
We'll no doubt find out more on Wednesday. Our only word of caution: Anna was announced back in April, and it took a good 2-3 months for the Nokia E6 and X7 to actually go on sale, so even if we do get some new phones to talk about this week, don't expect to see them on the shelves anytime soon.