Nokia launches new Symbian smartphones

Nokia may be getting close to launching its much hyped first Windows Phone 7 smartphones, but it is still sticking with making phones based on its own Symbian operating system as well. Today, the company announced the launch of three new Symbian-based smartphones. The Nokia 700, Nokia 701 and Nokia 600 devices will all have the Symbian Belle OS installed, which is the latest version of the operating system.

The Nokia 700 is a small and compact phone with a 1 Ghz processor, a 3.2 inch screen, 2 GB of memory and a 5 megapixel camera. The Nokia 701 has a 3.5 inch screen, an 8 megapixel camera and a 1 Ghz processor. Finally the Nokia 600 has been made for music fans with an FM receiver and a transmitter that lets people broadcast music from the phone to any FM radio. It also comes with a 1 Ghz processor and a 5 megapixel camera. The Symbian Belle OS adds a number of features, including being able to share photos, videos and contacts with just one tap with other NFC-enabled smartphones.

Nokia may be going all in with Windows Phone 7 in the near future, but today's press release seems to confirm that the company isn't done with its own operating system just yet. Nokia's vice president Ilari Nurmi said,

"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."

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I imagine Nokia have lots of components to get rid of, on the specs I saw it has Wifi b/g
No Wifi-n, that's weird for a phone released on 2011 Q3...

Comeon 1GHZ and 512mb RAM and symbion. Nokia is just finding it hard to leave this platform. They should have worked on some sort of a tweaked or modified version of WP7 or Android to run on these new models.

The new CEO has just fallen under the garbage of symbion which the management of Nokia is selling him. He should have sticked with his vision of immidiately transfering nokia phones to a new platform, and tried to turnaround things for this company.

Snap out of it.

you have no idea how business runs , they have such a large large usage out of america and canada that you cant imagine, and dont think that if you have shifted to android or wp7 everyone will, many are so accustomed to symbian that they just dont want to leave, nokia/symbian is like holy grail to them,and these ppl are in huge numbers. Nokia will only made these phones so those people can show nice looking fast systems that dont look weird infront of androids, wp7 and iphones.

yowan said,
These new phones are packed with a 1GHz CPU and 512MB of RAM, not bad for a dying OS

Yeah I wonder if android can be Ported to the phone.

yowan said,
These new phones are packed with a 1GHz CPU and 512MB of RAM, not bad for a dying OS
And an 8 mega-pixel camera, this is a full-fledge iPhone 4.

not bad as i said before symbian its not that bad for low end devices its just perfect, android and wp7 would not fit or work as smooth. ditching completely symbian its not a good choice, ditching s40 would make more sense...

eilegz said,
not bad as i said before symbian its not that bad for low end devices its just perfect, android and wp7 would not fit or work as smooth. ditching completely symbian its not a good choice, ditching s40 would make more sense...

Exactly - no surprise really. Low end devices aren't ready for Android or Windows 7 yet.