Saturday, 27 August 2011

Nokia 600, 700 & 701 - what you need to know


Nokia 600, 700 & 701 - what you need to know

Nokia has launched the latest and greatest version of Symbian – Symbian Belle. As if that wasn’t enough for one press conference, they also produced three brand new smartphones designed to show off the OS’ new features. Let’s take a look at the Nokia 600, Nokia 700 and Nokia 701.

All three phones are touchscreen-only, as Symbian Belle provides a new user interface and plenty of features designed to make using a keypad-free phone a more useful experience.

The Nokia 600 is an entertainment phone, with an extra-loud speaker to pump out your favourite tunes. The phone has a 1GHz processor, a 3.2 inch capacitive nHD touchscreen and weighs just 100g. You also get a decent 5 megapixel camera and a choice of white, black, pink or lime colour schemes.

The Nokia 700 is touted as the world’s smallest smartphone, measuring just 110×50.7×9.7mm and weighing a mere 96g. Despite this, it has a 3.2 inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with toughened Gorilla Glass, the same 1GHz processor as its cousins, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and built-in Near Field Communications (NFC) for contactless payments and other cool tricks. It comes in cool grey, silver/white, coral red, peacock blue and purple.

Big brother, the Nokia 701, has a larger 3,5 inch display that also uses ClearBlack AMOLED to produce what Nokia says is the brightest smartphone display of its kind. This one is protected by Gorilla Glass too and also rocks a 1GHz processor, the better to play Angry Birds with. The 701 has an 8 megapixel camera and dual-LED flash and will be available in steel dark, silver light, amethyst violet, and white.

All three phones are expected in the next few months, although there is no word yet one which UK networks will be offering them on contract

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