Nokia E51 and E66 smartphones are reported to have received new firmware updates meant to offer them added stability. According to the news, the firmware for Nokia E51 has been updated from v220.34.37 to v300.34.56, while the E66 has seen an upgrade to v200. There is no changelog available for the new firmware updates, so it’s unclear at this moment what novelties the software brings along.
According to some voices over the Web, the new firmware updates might be aiming at resolving the Curse of Silence exploit. From what we've seen while browsing through the news sites and the forums, Nokia has recently released a series of updates for some devices than haven't seen new software for quite a long time, which could suggest that the company is planning to fix the exploit issue.
At the same time, users who tried out the new firmware state that there are no visible new features added with the upgrade, yet some news on the Web point towards the fact that the Nokia E51 has been added Share online, Internet radio, Nokia Search as well as an update for Nokia Maps. Furthermore, a series of bug fixes are stated to have been included in the new firmware as well, which would support the exploit fixing theory.
Other Nokia handsets have already been reported
to have received firmware updates, while others are expected to see new software in the near future as well. Firmware v300.34.56 for the Nokia E51 mobile phone is available via the Nokia Software Update application, and users willing to install the application can download it from the company's official site
Those who are planning on installing the upgrade should take notice of the fact that they need to back up any important information they have on the handset, as the new firmware will erase all data from the memory of the device.