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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