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Series 60 (S60)

Series 60 was a user interface that Nokia developed. It was originally meant to be used by ordinary-looking mobile phones, and its name was "Pearl." It had a description of "Advanced mobile phones with information capability". Later the UI's official name was changed to S60.

Characteristics

In the beginning the Series 60 phones were all similar: numeric keypad with a screen above. In the last years of Symbian, S60 became an advanced platform and was used by powerful devices such as Nokia N97 and E90 (which should have been Nokia's next S80 model). The resolutions of S60 devices were at first 176 x 208 pixels with no exceptions. Finally they had a variety of screen sizes:

Resolution (width x height) Example device
176 x 208 or 208 x 176Nokia 7610
176 x 220Siemens SX1
208 x 208Nokia 5500 Sport
240 x 320 or 320 x 240Nokia N93
352 x 416 or 416 x 352Nokia N90
360 x 640 or 640 x 360Nokia N97
800 x 352Nokia E90

Versions

There were four main S60 versions published: Series 60 1st Edition (S60 v1), Series 60 2nd Edition (S60 v2), Series 60 3rd Edition (S60 v3) and S60 5th Edition. The fifth version, S60 v5 had a strong support for touch screen operation. The fourth version, S60 v4, wasn't developed, because the number four is pronounced the same way as the word death in Cantonese, and it will bring extremely bad luck. The cars in Cantonese areas don't have number four in their license plates, so the severity of this subject can be concluded from that pretty easily. The S60 main versions and their subversions are in the list below.

    S60 1st Edition (S60 v0.9 and S60 v1.0 or S60 v1 FP0)
    S60 1st Edition, Feature Pack 1 (S60 v1.2 and S60 v1.2s or S60 v1 FP1)
    S60 2nd Edition (S60 v2.0 or S60 v2 FP0)
    S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 1 (S60 v2.1 or S60 v2 FP1)
    S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 2 (S60 v2.6 or S60 v2 FP2)
    S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 3 (S60 v2.8 or S60 v2 FP3)
    S60 3rd Edition (S60 v3.0 or S60 v3 FP0)
    S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1 (S60 v3.1 or S60 v3 FP1)
    S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 (S60 v3.2 or S60 v3 FP2)

It is noteworthy that programs developed onto S60 v1 and v2 can't be run on S60 v3, because these platforms aren't binary compatible with each other. Besides rewriting some of the code, the programmer must go through a Symbian Signed process, which grants the program a digital signature from Symbian. Only Symbian signed applications can be run on an S60 v3 device. The process is frustrating and takes time, and that's one reason why developers left the Symbian scene.

Press here to see how different resolutions look in different S60 versions (the page opens in a new window).

Memories

    ROM drive Z:
    Contains the operating system's and user interface's files. It's on a Flash memory chip in "read only" form, and it can only be edited during the firmware update.
    RAM drive D:
    This drive is created into the RAM memory, and the device's user cannot save any information there. The OS and some programs keep their files temporarily in there, so the program would work faster (RAM memory is way faster than Flash). When the device is switched off, this drive gets empty in a fraction of a second.
    User drive C:
    This drive can be used as a storage area of the user's own files; the user can save his files and install applications here, and it won't empty although the device gets switched off.
    User drive E:
    This drive is a memory card, which can be attached into the device. Like the C: drive, it can be used as the user's own storage, and it won't lose its data although it wouldn't get any power.
    Program memory - RAM
    This is a memory for running programs. For example when the user opens an image file, the image and the image viewer applications gets loaded onto this memory. When the device is switched off, this memory gets empty. So basically this memory works like the PC's RAM memory.

Devices

There have been more S60 devices manufactured than any other devices that use different Symbian user interface. The following list includes every single Series 60 devices and their operating system and user interface.

DeviceOperating systemUser interface
Lenovo P930Symbian OS v8.0Series 60 v2.6
LG KS10 (LG JoY)Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
LG KT610Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
LG KT615Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
LG KT610Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia 3230Symbian OS v7.0sSeries 60 v2.1
Nokia 3250Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia 3600Symbian OS v6.1Series 60 v1.0
Nokia 3620Symbian OS v6.1Series 60 v1.0
Nokia 3650Symbian OS v6.1Series 60 v1.0
Nokia 3660Symbian OS v6.1Series 60 v1.0
Nokia 5320 XpressMusicSymbian OS v9.3Series 60 v3.2
Nokia 5500 SportSymbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia 5700 XpressMusicSymbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia 5800 XpressMusicSymbian OS v9.4Series 60 v5.0
Nokia 6110 NavigatorSymbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia 6120 ClassicSymbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia 6121 ClassicSymbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia 6210 NavigatorSymbian OS v9.3Series 60 v3.2
Nokia 6220 ClassicSymbian OS v9.3Series 60 v3.2
Nokia 6260Symbian OS v7.0sSeries 60 v2.1
Nokia 6290Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia 6600Symbian OS v7.0sSeries 60 v2.0
Nokia 6620Symbian OS v7.0sSeries 60 v2.0
Nokia 6630Symbian OS v8.0aSeries 60 v2.6
Nokia 6650Symbian OS v9.3Series 60 v3.2
Nokia 6670Symbian OS v7.0sSeries 60 v2.1
Nokia 6680Symbian OS v8.0aSeries 60 v2.6
Nokia 6681Symbian OS v8.0aSeries 60 v2.6
Nokia 6682Symbian OS v8.0aSeries 60 v2.6
Nokia 7610Symbian OS v7.0sSeries 60 v2.1
Nokia 7650Symbian OS v6.1Series 60 v0.9
Nokia E50Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia E51Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia E60Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia E61Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia E61iSymbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia E62Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia E63Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia E65Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia E66Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia E70Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia E71Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia E90Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia N-GageSymbian OS v6.1Series 60 v1.0
Nokia N-Gage QDSymbian OS v6.1Series 60 v2.0
Nokia N70Symbian OS v8.1aSeries 60 v2.8
Nokia N71Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia N72Symbian OS v8.1aSeries 60 v2.8
Nokia N73Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia N75Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia N76Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia N77Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia N78Symbian OS v9.3Series 60 v3.2
Nokia N79Symbian OS v9.3Series 60 v3.2
Nokia N80Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia N81Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia N81 8GBSymbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia N82Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia N85Symbian OS v9.3Series 60 v3.2
Nokia N90Symbian OS v8.1aSeries 60 v2.8
Nokia N91Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia N91 8GBSymbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia N92Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia N93Symbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia N93iSymbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0
Nokia N95Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia N95-3 NAMSymbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia N95 8GBSymbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Nokia N96Symbian OS v9.3Series 60 v3.2
Nokia N97Symbian OS v9.4Series 60 v5.0
Panasonic X700Symbian OS v7.0sSeries 60 v2.0
Panasonic X800Symbian OS v7.0sSeries 60 v2.0
Samsung G810Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Samsung SGH-D700Symbian OS v7.0sSeries 60 v2.1
Samsung I7110Symbian OS v9.3Series 60 v3.2
Samsung INNOV8Symbian OS v9.3Series 60 v3.2
Samsung SGH-D710Symbian OS v7.0sSeries 60 v2.1
Samsung SGH-D720Symbian OS v7.0sSeries 60 v2.1
Samsung SGH-D730Symbian OS v7.0sSeries 60 v2.1
Samsung SGH-G810Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Samsung SGH-i400Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Samsung SGH-i450Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Samsung SGH-i520Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Samsung SGH-i550Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Samsung SGH-i560Symbian OS v9.2Series 60 v3.1
Samsung SGH-L870Symbian OS v9.3Series 60 v3.2
Samsung SGH-Z600Symbian OS v8.1Series 60 v2.8
Sendo XSymbian OS v6.1sSeries 60 v1.2s
Sendo X2Symbian OS v6.1Series 60 v1.2
Siemens SX1Symbian OS v6.1sSeries 60 v1.2s
Vodafone 702NKIISymbian OS v8.0aSeries 60 v2.6
Vodafone 804NKSymbian OS v9.1Series 60 v3.0

Else

  • Nokia 3600 was a Nokia 3650 designed for the United States market.
  • Nokia 3620 was a Nokia 3660 designed for the United States market.
  • Nokia 6620 was a Nokia 6600 designed for the United States market.
  • Nokia N95-3 NAM is a Nokia N95 designed for the North American market, hence NAM.
  • Nokia 6682 was a Nokia 6681 designed for the United States market.
  • Nokia E62 was a Nokia E61 designed for the United States market.