Nokia has launched the Astound on the T-mobile network in the USA, but that is of no direct consequence to us here in Nigeria, of course. Except that the Astound – a variant of the sexy C7 – is launching with a new browser, portrait onscreen QWERTY, and split-screen for onscreen text input. Oh, and there’s also SWYPE thrown in for good measure. You know what that means… Or what it should mean.
Yes; the Astound is launching with features of the much awaited PR2.0 update. So, everything else being equal, C7, N8, and E7 users should be jubilating with the expectation that the much awaited PR2.0 update is round the corner.
But don’t start rejoicing yet; the joke may be on you. You see, Nokia has also announced that the big update that we have been waiting for won’t be available till – wait for it – Summer. We won’t be getting those new features till Summer! That’s late June at the earliest; isn’t it?
Can someone give me a good reason why current Symbian^3 users shouldn’t feel bad about this? PR2.0 is apparently ready. Why should the Astound get it and the rest of the Symbian^3 range not?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.