Countdown to the much awaited Nokia Belle update for older Symbian^3 phones began today (1st Feb) with the (re)appearance of N8 Belle firmware (without any files though) in Navifirm. In fact this is the “re-appearance” of this Belle firmware version (SW v111.30.609) at Navifirm. This very version appeared and then disappeared in December last year after Nokia postponed the scheduled roll-out of Belle update. Navifirm is also showing this Nokia Belle SW version for C6-01. However no products or files are currently available for this version still. But this scenario is going to change soon as files are expected to be uploaded within the next few days. There are unconfirmed reports from some countries (including India) that Belle has been made available to Nokia Care outlets and they are offering free updates to older Symbian^3 phones.
8th Feb as the official date of Belle-update roll-out has already appeared at Nokia Vietnam site this past week (though the page was promptly removed! – God knows why Nokia is playing games like these?). Considering all this, we may ASSUME (and that’s the safe way out!) – the wait is almost over guys, Nokia Belle will start rolling out from the second week onwards of this month (and I really hope so……..Pleeeease Nokia…for heaven’s sake….)