So firstly, Nokia announced yesterday it was changing its name from Symbian belle to Nokia belle, the immediate reaction was WHY?
My answer: Symbian was Nokia's high school best buddy, they were the coolest kids in school, but after a decade, symbian isn't cool anymore and Nokia found a new friend (windows phone).
Nokia probably doesn't want to be associated with Symbian (not directly), given that symbian is now regarded as an old timer mobile o/s with stability issues and besides Nokia already transferred all Symbian development and maintenance to a third party software company Accenture earlier this year.
anyway here's Nokia official answer:
"We are still using Symbian Belle with some audiences like developers but now we also have the flexibility of using Nokia Belle when referring to our greatest and latest Symbian software update. We are really looking forward to making Belle available to people as it will truly bring a new experience to everybody."
and when asked about why the update was delayed from Q4 2011 to Feb '12?
My answer: We wouldn't want any distractions during the launch of Nokia's Lumia series (in Jan).
here's Nokia answers:
"Nokia Belle will make such a big difference in the user experience, and it is a major software update. We are progressing well in bringing Belle with a new look and feel to millions people across the markets at the same time, and are anxiously looking forward to delighting our consumers with Nokia Belle."
about the update coming to Nokia 500 users:
Nokia says YES!
kudos to the Nokia team for promptly responding to user concerns
via: nokia conversations