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Nokia 808 PureView Symbian screenshot gallery

Symbian gets a bum rap, particularly in the US, but the latest Belle Feature Pack 1 really is quite functional and modern.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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Home screen widgets and shortcuts

The Homescreen on Belle FP1 is similar to Android, including a pull down shade function.

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Email widgets are functional

You get quick and easy access to your email, including a small icon that appears in the upper right corner when new email arrives.

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Customization in Symbian

Symbian does a great job of supporting customization and as you can see in this screenshot I have setup one screen of folders for all my apps.

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Web browsing with Opera Mobile

The default browser is a bit limited for heavy browsing, but Opera Mobile works well.

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MeeBible is a solid choice

I know this may only appeal to a select few, but it is important to me and so I was pleased to find a good Bible option on Symbian.

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Media apps

This is a look inside my Media folder.

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Gravity is the best social app

If social networking is valuable to you then Gravity is THE social app to purchase.

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Office apps are well supported

Microsoft and Nokia have a valuable partnership and you can now get Office on Symbian, including support for Lync.

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Skydrive client

3rd party developers have stepped up to help get cloud solutions on Symbian.

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Dropbox client is available

I prefer to use Skydrive and Dropbox for my cloud solutions and there are apps available for both on Symbian.

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Microsoft Office on Symbian

You can view, edit, and create Office documents on the 808 PureView.

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Excel spreadsheet in Office

While the spreadsheet may be small on the display, you can always use microHDMI to project the display to your TV or external monitor.

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Evernote 3rd party client

Notekeeper is a fine alternative that gives you access to Evernote on Symbian.

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GPS is valuable on Symbian

Nokia Maps is a powerful application and now comes with several modules.

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