Nokia 700, Nokia 701 and Nokia 600 smartphones introduce latest
Symbian software update while new NFC-enabled stereo Bluetooth
headset takes advantage of NFC pairing and sharing functionality.
The Finish company today announced the launch of three feature-packed, mass market smartphones, bringing the latest
smartphone functionality at attractive price points. The Nokia 700,
Nokia 701 and Nokia 600 extend the range of available designs,
features and functionality in the Nokia Symbian smartphone range.
Symbian Belle powers all three, with single-tap NFC technology
sharing and pairing. As well as allowing content to be shared
between devices, NFC capabilities allow any of the three new
smartphones to pair with NFC-enabled mobile accessories such as
speakers or Bluetooth headphones and headsets. To extend the range
of available NFC-enabled accessories, Nokia also announced the
launch of the Nokia Essence Bluetooth Stereo Headset, which can be
paired with any NFC-enabled smartphone simply by tapping the two
"After bringing exciting new features to the Symbian user experience
only two months ago with Symbian Anna, we are now driving the
platform even further with our most competitive Symbian user
experience ever," said Ilari Nurmi, Vice President at Nokia.
"Symbian Belle and the three new handsets we are launching today
show our commitment to continue delivering Symbian products that
allow people to choose what is most important to them in terms of
user experience, design, functionality and price. These will not be
last products or updates we will deliver on Symbian."
"With the announcement today Nokia has made it clear that Symbian
will continue to play an important role in its product portfolio
along side Windows Phone 7" said Nick McQuire IDC.
At only 50 cubic centimetres, weighing 96gm and at 110 x 50.7 x 9.7
mm, the Nokia 700 not only becomes Nokia's most compact smartphone
in the Symbian range, it is the most compact touch monoblock
smartphone in the world. The phone features single-tap NFC sharing
and pairing capabilities, a 1Ghz processor, 3.2 inch AMOLED screen
ClearBlack display, 2GB of internal memory (with the option of using
a 32GB microSD card for a total of 34GB), HD video capture and 5MP
full focus camera with LED flash.
Nokia claims that ther Nokia 701 smartphone incorporates the world's
brightest ever mobile phone display, based on a 3.5 inch ClearBlack
display that makes it perfect for indoor and outdoor use. It also
has active noise cancellation for clear sound quality and, like the
other new smartphones, provides single-tap NFC pairing and sharing
capabilities, allowing content to be shared and sound to be streamed
wirelessly to headphones and NFC-enabled speakers.
Based on the Nokia C7 design, the Nokia 701 smartphone also has a
1GHz processor, 8MP full focus camera with dual LED flash and 2 X
digital zoom, 2nd front-facing camera and HD video capture. It comes
with 8GB internal memory and the possibility to increase to 40GB by
installing a 32GB microSD card.
The Nokia 600 smartphone delivers a big sound in a small package and
is Nokia's loudest at 106 Phons. It comes with a built-in FM radio
antenna for listening to radio without headphones and FM transmitter
that makes it possible to broadcast music from your phone to any FM
radio. With 60 hours of music playback time, a powerful internal
loudspeaker and the ability to also stream music wirelessly to
NFC-enabled accessories, it is the perfect smartphone to get the
Available at a lower price point than the Nokia 700 and Nokia 701, the Nokia 600 still comes with a 1 GHz processor; 5MP full focus camera with LED flash and HD video capture, and 2GB of internal memory with ability to increase to 34GB using a 32GB microSD card.
Symbian Belle is the latest in a series of planned software updates to the Symbian platform, which started with Symbian Anna and will
continue into 2012. Symbian Belle increases the number of home
screens from three to six providing more room to display
applications and services. Live widgets, now come in five different
sizes, making the home screens come alive. It also includes a pull
down menu and taskbar to access notifications from any of the home
screens and further enhancements to the Web browsing experience.
One of Symbian Belle's most exciting features is the single-tap NFC
sharing and pairing capability. This allows contacts, videos and
images to be shared with other NFC-enabled devices and smartphones,
as well as pairing with NFC-enabled mobile accessories such as
speakers and headsets. Gaming fans also benefit from the NFC
capabilities of the new handsets with the ability to unlock
additional levels in Angry Birds or find a hidden blade in Fruit
Ninja just by touching two NFC-enabled devices together. On the
Nokia 701 smartphone, which comes preloaded with Asphalt 5, two
friends can even pair to compete on the same racetrack.