Nokia breathes new life into Symbian 3.2 and 5.0 devices

It may not always act like it, but Nokia still cares about your old Symbian phones. The handset giant announced last week that it's rolling out updates for some older Symbian 3.2 and 5.0 devices, including the E72, E52, E5, C5-00, 6700, C6-00, C5-03, 5230, 5235, 5250,X6, N97 mini, 5800 XpressMusic, and 5530 XpressMusic. At the top of the list of updates is the v7.3 browser, the version found in Symbian Anna. Ovi Maps is getting an upgrade on the devices as well, with Ovi Maps 3 SR4 coming to the 3.2 devices and Ovi Maps 3 SR6 hitting Symbian 5.0. Also on the list: new emoticons for MMS, surely enough to bring a vaguely enthusiastic smiley face to even the most callous of Nokia owners. The C6-00 and 5230 were the first phones to get the updates, with more to follow in the coming weeks.