Nokia unveils Symbian’s slick new interface

Nokia has taken the covers off its overhauled Symbian interface, and the results appear impressively slick.

Speaking back in December, Nokia’s chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo claimed that despite criticism of Symbian the “OS is not the problem, the user interface is”.

To that end, the UI has been completely revamped to bring it in line with rivals such as Android and the iPhone.

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A great deal of effort appears to have gone into making Symbian as customisable as possible, with users able to create their own home pages, and manage their widgets and apps on the device.

A demonstration video shows off an Apple-inspired coverflow interface for browsing albums, and pinch to zoom and swipe controls.

Also on display is Nokia’s “visual multi-tasking” function which allows users to browse open applications in a card interface similar to that used on the Palm Pre.

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