Nokia prepping iPhone beater

Nokia’s been threatening to unload its iPhone competition on an unsuspecting public for some time now. And it looks as if the wait is almost over.

The blogosphere is ripe with talk this morning about plans for the Finns to show off Symbian’s S60 Touch software at the World Mobile Congress in a couple of weeks.

Up until now, any close ups of the touchscreen interface that Nok hopes will knock the iPhone off its perch have been fleeting.

But now, they’re set to show off a stack of features, including full web browsing, using the OS to get together social networks and how to fart around with settings such as themes and wallpapers.

All this points in the direction of a new handset packing the tech being unveiled in Barcelona. Could it be the very phone that our mates at NokNok caught a glimpse of at the end of last year?

We’ll be on the frontline at WMC, bringing you all the news as it happens, so be sure to keep it here at