Nokia Shows How Cheaper Windows Phones Can Be Done


Nokia today announced 3 new smartphones running new Symbian Belle Operating system. All three devices are powered by 1GHz processors. Nokia 701 will cost €290, the Nokia 700 will cost €270, and the Nokia 600 will cost €180. Leaving the software running on it just consider the hardware and the price point, I think Nokia is on the way to deliver mass market cheaper Windows Phone devices with specs similar to these. Nokia is marketing all three devices with some uniqueness here are some of the details on specs of these devices.

Nokia 701:

Like our other new smartphones today, the Nokia 701 is powered by Symbian Belle and a 1GHz processor. It’s got a pentaband radio, with HSUPA 3G, WiFi, NFC and all the other standard features on our new smartphones like Bluetooth, GPS and FM radio. It measures 11 x 56.8 x 117.3mm and weighs 131g. But it’s the touchscreen display that makes the Nokia 701 stand out. This is a 3.5-inch IPS LCD display with ClearBlack technology, creating a great combination of excellent brightness and contrast – it’s in fact the brightest smartphone screen to date (in terms of NITs). Of course, as with all our new smartphones, it’s wrapped in Corning® Gorilla® Glass, so you don’t need to worry about its sturdiness either.

It’s not all about good looks, though: there’s real horsepower as well. Behind the screen is a brand new graphics co-processor, with a faster clock and four times the graphics memory of previous Symbian smartphones.

There’s an 8-megapixel full focus camera with a dual-LED flash on the back, and there’s a secondary camera at the front for video calling. Inside there’s 8GB of user memory, with provision for up to 32GB extra storage using a MicroSD card.

All this functionality doesn’t mean that you’re left with a phone that can’t see you through a working day, though. The battery is rated at up to 17 hours talktime over GSM or up to 550 hours on standby (8.8/504h over 3G).

Nokia 700:

Coming with Symbian Belle preinstalled, this is a smaller, smoother Symbian experience than you’ve ever had before. The Nokia 700 measures just 110 x 50.7 x 9.7mm and weighs only 96g. It’s ideal for people who want a smartphone that slips easily into their pocket but don’t want to miss out on modern smartphone functionality.

Like our other recent smartphones, the Nokia 700 offers a pentaband radio, WiFi and up to HSUPA 3G data transfers. It’s powered by a 1GHz processor, and also incorporates GPS, a compass, Bluetooth and an FM radio. The battery life is rated at up to 7.3 hours talk-time or up to 465 hours on standby. There’s a 5-megapixel full focus camera with an LED flash for capturing pictures and video. It comes with 2GB of user memory plus a MicroSD card slot for up to 32GB of extra storage.

The screen is a 3.2-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass on top. This gives excellent brightness and contrast: it almost looks as though the icons are painted on the surface.

There’s also NFC built in, so you can touch to share pictures, use NFC-enabled accessories such as the Nokia Play 360°, and enjoy more applications as they arrive.

The Nokia 700 is also our greenest phone to date. Like all our other Nokia devices, it’s free of pollutants like PVC, RFR and BFR. It’s also constructed using materials like bio-plastics, recycled plastics and recycled metals. Thanks to the AMOLED screen, ambient light sensor and power-save mode, the Nokia 700 will remain environmentally responsible throughout its life. Like every Nokia, it can be 100% recycled once it’s time to move on.

Nokia 600:

The Nokia 600 is made to get the party moving with a super loud speaker inside (it’s rated at a window-rattling 106 phon). Option two for music is an FM transmitter so you can blast your music through the nearest radio; and third, the FM receiver has an internal antennae, so you don’t have to plug in earphones to listen.

Like our other new smartphones launched today, the Nokia 600 also comes with NFC, so you can use it with accessories like the Nokia Play 360° speakers, as well as tap to share pictures and use other emerging NFC apps. The free, NFC-enabled versions of Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja included in the package are another way to use the technology.

Running through the specs, the Nokia 600 is powered by Symbian Belle and a 1GHz processor. The display is 3.2-inch nHD capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels. It measures 111 x 53 x 13mm and weighs 100g.

The Nokia 600 comes with a pentaband radio, and supports 3G data rates up to HSUPA standards, as well as WiFi and Bluetooth. As you’d expect, there’s also A-GPS with an accelorometer and magnetometer. There’s 2GB of internal memory on board, with support for up to another 32GB of storage using a MicroSD card. There’s a 5-megapixel full-focus camera on the back, with an LED flash, that can take stills and 720p video. The battery will last for up to 15 hours talk-time on GSM, and up to 550 hours in standby.

What do you think of these fresh hardware from Nokia ??