This is a legacy of the old school thinking of Symbian and even Anna fails to deal with it. When preinstalled apps do it, including those written by Nokia itself, you know something is wrong even if you’re of the opinion that you should be better safe than sorry.
The good news is that the Ovi Store has now built up a fairly respectable list of apps and games, which are easy to find and download once you’ve logged in. The email client also seems to work better, especially with email services like Google Mail. When the Ovi name is dropped, Nokia should be able to properly build on its services like Maps and become more competitive, but its first Windows Phone should be out by then too.
Ovi and out
For the time being, the X7 keeps a lot of Ovi branding and uses a mix of the old Nokia font and its new ‘Pure’ font. Future software updates should standardise things, and the phone has an app to help do this, although system updates require a connection to a PC.
Nokia promises Symbian updates will be faster than they’ve ever been, but it’s hard to fully believe that when the latest OS still doesn’t look significantly different to the version that shipped on the N8 a year ago.