Nokia Announces 3 New Smartphones

With the announcement of Symbian Belle, Nokia has announced three new smartphones aimed at low to mid-rang audience.

Nokia said that all three new smartphones will boast Symbian Belle – and availability is said to be made by fourth quarter of the current year.

Nokia 700

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Nokia 700, as Nokia claims, will be world’s smallest smartphone. Nokia specifically states: “the most compact touch monoblock smartphone in the market right now”.

Despite the minimalistic outlook, Nokia 700 will sail with:

  • 1GHz processor,
  • 3.2-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • 2GB of user memory plus a MicroSD card slot for up to 32GB of extra storage.
  • 5-megapixel full focus camera with an LED flash
  • GPS
  • a compass,
  • Bluetooth
  • FM radio
  • WiFi and up to HSUPA 3G data transfers
  • 7.3 hours talk-time or up to 465 hours on standby

Availability and Price: The Nokia 700 is expected to retail at around PKR 34,000 and is expected to become available in the third quarter of 2011.

 

Nokia 701

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Nokia 701 is said to bring the brightest screen the world has ever seen. So naturally it excels in graphic performance powered by a dedicated graphics co-processor; in addition it boasts better battery timings.

Specs:

  • 1GHz processor
  • 3.5-inch IPS LCD display with ClearBlack technology
  • 8-megapixel full focus camera with a dual-LED flash
  • Secondary camera at the front for video calling
  • Inside there’s 8GB of user memory, with up to 32GB extra storage using a MicroSD card
  • GPS
  • FM radio
  • HSUPA 3G, WiFi, NFC
  • 17 hours talktime over GSM or up to 550 hours on standby (8.8/504h over 3G).

Availability and Price:

The Nokia 701 is expected to come to market in the third quarter of 2011. It will cost around PKR 37,000

Nokia 600

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Nokia 600 is third smartphone that was announced today. Powered by Symbian Belle, the Nokia 600 is designed to provide an all-in-one entertainment hub and is claimed to be the loudest smartphone to date.

Nokia 600 will have built-in FM transmitter so you can blast your music through the nearest radio. Moreover, the FM receiver has an internal antennae, so you don’t have to plug in earphones to listen.

Specs:

  • 1GHz processor
  • 3.2-inch nHD capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels
  • 3G HSUPA, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • A-GPS with an accelorometer and magnetometer
  • 2GB of internal memory with support for up to 32GB of storage using a MicroSD card
  • 5-megapixel full-focus camera with an LED flash
  • Up to 15 hours talk-time on GSM, and up to 550 hours in standby.

Price and Availability:

The Nokia 600 will cost around PKR 20,000 and said to ship by third quarter 2011


  • Ali

    Nice job Nokia…

  • Echo. . . .

    Dear Admin, What does FM TRANSMITTER means in Nokia 600. . . . .?

    • admin

      It will transmit music played on your phone to a FM frequency… meaning that, by tuning into that particular frequency on any FM radio (nearby) will playback same music. It’s just like some USB players used in car to transmit music….

      For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM_transmitter_(personal_device)

  • Wonderful… with reasonable price!

  • Ikram Musawir Yousafzai

    I dont think that symbian would be dead soon after 2015. People will support nokia and symbian os even after there is no support from the nokia for symbian; coz of reasonable prices, easy to use interface and much more features. People of Pakistan and India are more familiar to Nokia than any other brand. So they always trust Nokia. And this is the why even after nokia losing market shares all over the world but they are not that bad here in sub-contenent.

    • Shahid Saleem

      I believe you. Why? I still see someone still using IE6 on a pirated copy of XP, almost ten years after XP came out. Some people will never change!

    • kamber

      Nokia mobiles are mostly used in this region bcz of their quality and afordibility!!!I have used Lg,Sonyericsson and Samsung mobiles also but shld say Nokia is stil best in low end mobiles.

  • Jawad

    Nokia 600 is a good choice to opt for.

    I am planning to get Nokia E6 , is it worth it ? as I am die hard fan of E71/E72/E5

  • Xahid

    Well, those price are no way consider under mid-range phone, they’re still expensive, i don’t know why Nokia keep introducing DOA phones !
    (DOA=Dead on Arrival)

  • Seriously! For that much price one could get a charming Android OS phone or even Iphone 3GS(used one).

    Specs…3.5 inch screen? Nokia has gone mad. To compete in the current they should look at the products of their competitors. These phones must be powered with Symbian OS.. isn’t that OS grounded?

    Believe me… I’m no Nokia hater… I believe that Nokia could be market leader if they had come up with a Next Gen OS or even better switched to Android.

    “Good Luck” Nokia

  • shahid

    you know what some people are just born to criticise … i m reading from past few years symbian is going to die… going to die … It looks there wish to me … I m a die hard fan of nokia nd believe me thats becs of symbian … I was forced to buy an iphone by all the bloggers hype .. And after six months .. I smashed it on a wall …apple os was the most bitter experience i had till date … M back to symbian anna nd very happy with my Nokia N8 … and look above models … 701 and 701 seems amazing …

    • Shahid Saleem

      You think Symbian is not going to die? Have you even cared to read what Nokia itself says? They are replacing their smartphone line with Windows 7.

      Symbian for high end phones (like your N8) is DEAD.

      Think about this. HP is considering leaving the PC business. That means, best case scene, they will sell off their laptop/desktop division to some company, like IBM sold Thinkpad range to Lenovo. So if you need a laptop today, will you buy HP or something else??? (Dell, Sony)

      In the same way, Symbian is DEAD.

  • waheed

    The question is would it support adobe flash player? or via any other browser like skyfire or opera? the answer is NO. then why not go for android one if u have that much amount!

    • Shahid Saleem

      Um, Symbian has had flash support for a long time. Even my 4+ year old Nokia (not N series) has flash support (but of course it’s old version now). Same with Opera.

      • waheed

        yes my frnd symbian has flash lite but what about adobe flash 10.1? there are many sites which requires adobe flash player and on these cases nokia fails :(

        @ Bilal: brother anna supports Flash Lite v4.0 not 10.1

  • Ahmed

    If we change a cell phone in one year and buy a new one in average Rs.35000 selling our old one in Rs.10000 the difference of Rs.25000 means we pay Rs.2000 every month to these mobile companies. Or atleast Rs.1000 if we change a smartphone every 2 years.

    But everyone will be pissed off if Government will demand Rs.1000 in Tax, don’t connect it with Government corruption please, people in corrupt countries even pay their tax.

    • likes :P

    • Shahid Saleem

      Why change every year? I have to change my phone soon which I bought in 2007 because the menu stick doesnt work properly, but until now I have had ZERO reasons to switch.

      Changing when you don’t need to is a waste of resources and money.

  • Bilal

    @waheed: yes dude it supports flash. I have used symbian anna browser and it support flash very well. Even you can play youtube videos direct from the page no need to go to mobile site. So comment if you have used it not before.

  • expensive beauty

    The info provided about nokia 600 s wrong.

    1. camera is not full focused its fixed focus

    2. It does not only have A-GPS. It has GPS also

    Please provide information correctly

  • kamber

    nice looking phnes

  • Nokia has created too many models, that is confusing nokia users more and more.

    • Shahid Saleem

      Buy the cheapest one with the features you want. Problem solved!