Nokia today announced three new Symbian-based smartphones, all of which come running Symbian Belle, the latest iteration of the open-source platform.
Nokia is billing the Nokia 600, 700 and 701 smartphones as industry bests with respect to certain features. The company claims the Nokia 600 is “the world’s loudest smartphone,” the Nokia 700 is “the world’s smallest smartphone,” and the Nokia 701 is “the world’s brightest smartphone.”
With speakers rated at106 phon, the Nokia 600 is a music-centric device and features an embedded FM transmitter. Other specs include a 1GHz processor, 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels, 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and support for Near Field Communications (NFC).
Those interested in a pocket-friendly device might consider the Nokia 700, which measures just 110 x 50.7 x 9.7mm and weighs only 96 grams. The phone comes packing the basics, includinga 1GHz processor, GPS, compass, Bluetooth FM radio, as well as a 5-megapixel full focus camera with an LED flash for capturing pictures and video and NFC.
Last but not least, the Nokia 701 will light up potential users with its standout screen. Featuring specs similar to both the 700 and 600, the 701 features a 3.5-inch IPS LCD display with “ClearBlack technology,”which the company says offers exceptional brightness and contrast. Nokia claims it’s the”brightest smartphone screen to date (in terms of NITs).”
The new iteration of Symbian, Symbian Belle, aims to improve on some of the UI downfalls associated with the platform, as it struggles to compete in the modern smartphone market. Some of the enhancements worked into Bell include resizable, live widgets, more homescreens, improved status bar, better navigation, new apps and a redesigned lock screen.
These could be some of the last Symbian smartphones we’ll see from Nokia for a while, as the company prepares for a possible fourth quarter launch of its first Windows Phone 7 device. Microsoft’s mobile platform has become a major part of Nokia’s reorganization efforts.
Check out a video of the Nokia 600 below: