Nokia Symbian Anna Calendar hands-on review
The Nokia Symbian Anna update has already launched on the Nokia E6, Nokia X7 and Nokia Oro smartphones and will be coming to all Symbian^3 smartphones, such as Nokia N8, Nokia E7 and Nokia C7 over the course of the summer. Check out our Symbian Anna Calendar hands-on review
Calendar functionality on any smartphone may have started out as a tool for business users mainly but it’s one of those things you quickly get into the habit of using. It’s a great way to keep tabs on what you’ve got coming up, as well as reminding yourself to get things done.
The big difference with the Calendar functions with the Symbian Anna update is that we now get a split view approach to the layout. Previously the screen was dominated simply by numbered squares, now you’ll find this has been condensed and a new empty pane added.
Click on a date on the calendar and where as before you simply got an empty page, now you’ll find that a timeline has been added down the left-hand side so you can choose what time to add you appointment, helping speed up the whole process.
In Portrait mode you’ll find the calendar at the top of the page and the Tap to Create Entry pane below it, while in Landscape mode they sit side-by-side. The main difference you’ll find is that it takes one click out of adding an appointment or reminder. Previously you had to tap on the date and then tap again to enter information. Now you simply tap the Create tab and you’re away.
You can still view in Month, Week or Day mode and there is still a To-Do list function. However, you’ll also find that Agenda lists can be created within the Calender. This new look is far more intuitive and allows you to see at a glance what you have coming up that day, which is what you want and need most.
The Symbian Anna Calendar update isn’t going to change the way you work but it will speed up how you go about doing it.
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