Early reports on Belle are very favourable. If some reports can be believed there is more development to come. One cannot but wonder how much more development they will do and how the user experience will compare with iOS and Android. Probably the only pity is that Nokia didn't get these updates to market a year or so sooner.
We keep reading from various sources that Symbian is a dying outdated OS. Hats off to Nokia for bringing out these upgrades, and providing on going support. Perhaps Symbian isn't quite so outdated or ready to lay down and die just yet.