Nokia 701 Launched In India For Rs.18,999

Nokia recently announced the new Nokia 701  smartphone  at an event in Mumbai, India. It is the company’s first handset, which runs on the latest Symbian Belle Operating System. Last week, we already posted that Nokia 701 is unofficially available for purchase at online retailers such as Indiaplaza. Now, the  company  has officially released the device for its loyal customers in India.

The Indian smartphone market is growing at an exponential rate. Consumers today are looking for differentiators that go beyond multi-tasking and processor speed. With our latest range of smartphones on Symbian Belle, we are introducing a path-breaking technology in the form of Just Tap’ with NFC,” said D Shivakumar, managing director, Nokia India.

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Nokia 701 features a 3.5-inch IPS-LCD display with 360 x 640 pixels resolution, 1 GHz processor, Symbian Belle OS, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, HD (720p) video recording capabilities, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, microUSB  and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, stereo FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n,  512 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 71 hrs music playback time,  up to 504 hrs stand-by time, up to 6hrs 45min talk-time and a 1300 mAh battery.

Nokia 701 comes with a price-tag of Rs.18,999 (approx.$390) in India. This handset is available in different 2 colors Silver Light and Steel Dark. You can get this device at your nearest retailer or any Nokia Priority stores in India.

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Nokia 701 Already Available In India For Rs.16,999

Last month Nokia announced the new Nokia 701 smartphone. It is the first handset to feature the new Symbian Belle Operating System. This handset looks quite similar to the popular Nokia C7 smartphone. It comes with a 3.5-inch IPS-LCD display, 1 GHz processor, 8 GB internal memory and more. Nokia 701 is scheduled to release on September 28 in India, but if you can’t wait for next couple of days, then you can go ahead and buy this device online. Indiaplaza, a popular online retailer in India is already selling this device, even before it has been officially launched in India.

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Nokia 701 features a 3.5-inch IPS-LCD display, sporting a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels, 1 GHz processor, Symbian Belle OS, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, HD (720p) video recording capabilities, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, and more

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, stereo FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, microUSB, 512 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 504 hrs stand-by time, up to 6hrs 45min talk-time, up to 71 hrs music playback time and a 1300 mAh battery.

This handset is available in 2 colors – Silver Light and Steel Dark. Nokia 701 is expected to come with a price tag of Rs.18,999, but you can get this device for just Rs.16,999 (approx. $440). Indiaplaza will ship the device within 2 business days. You will also get a 1 year Nokia Warranty, along with the purchase of this device. To get this device, head over to this page at Indiaplaza

Microsoft Apps – Word, Excel And PowerPoint – Are Coming To Symbian!

Symbian users, you will finally get some benefits of the Nokia-Microsoft partnership. Up until now, the Nokia-MS deal was all about two sinking ships (Nokia and WP7)  joining hands to form one big ship, which hopefully will not sink.

Nokia and Microsoft have now joined hands to bring Microsoft Apps to Symbian Belle users. The Microsoft Apps package will consist of apps which will help in boosting the productivity of the user. The list of apps include Microsoft Lync 2010, PowerPoint Broadcast, OneNote and MS Document Connection. Symbian Belle users will get all the above stated apps for free sometime in the fourth quarter of this year.

MS Lync will allow users to have audio/video meetings on the go, while PowerPoint Broadcast will allow them to quickly broadcast Powerpoint presentations from their PC to mobile. The OneNote app is a rich note taking app from the Redmond based company, which syncs with SkyDrive.

Microsoft will also release another update in early-2012 which will add OneNote sync, along with bringing native versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint  to Symbian. This is the first time that the MS Word and other apps will be released for a mobile OS other than Windows Mobile or WP7.

 

Nokia 600 Announced; Is The Loudest Smartphone To Date

Along with the Nokia 700 and the 701, Nokia also announced a third phone, the Nokia 600. The Nokia 600 is an all-in-one entertainment hub, and has the dubious honor of being the loudest smartphone to date.

The Nokia 600 packs a 3.2-inch display with nHD (360×640) resolution. Like the 700 and 701, the Nokia 600 is also powered by a 1GHz processor and packs 256MB RAM along with 2GB of internal memory. The other key features of the Nokia 600 include a pentaband radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, N FC and a microSD card slot.

The back of the handset sports a 5MP camera with an LED flash. The 600 is also capable of recording videos in 720p HD resolution. Beside the super loud speaker, the 600 also comes with an FM transmitter. The FM radio also has an internal antenna, so users can listen to FM radio without plugging in any headset.

The Nokia 600 will be available in a variety of colors including black, white, pink and lime. Like the other Belle powered handsets announced by Nokia today, the 600 would also be available sometime in Q3 of this year. The handset will set you back by EUR180, excluding taxes and subsidies.

Symbian Belle Announced; Brings New UI, Resizable Widgets

Last week, Nokia started rolling out the Symbian Anna update for the Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia E7 and Nokia C6-01 in more than 15 countries of the world. Now, Nokia has finally announced the next version of the Symbian Operating System, called Symbian Belle. The newly upgraded Symbian OS will be available as a free update for users with phones currently running on Symbian Anna.

The latest Symbian Belle OS comes with a new User Interface, along with the improved status bar, live widgets, Modernised navigation, additional homescreens, Visual multitasking, Informative lock screen, etc. It also allows you to resize and rearrange widgets like the clock, email, music player, favourite contacts and the calendar on the homescreens. Symbian Anna has only 3 homescreens, but the new Symbian Belle comes with 3 additional homescreens. Check out the complete features below.

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Improved status bar:

The status bar sports a modern, flat look and incorporates a pull down notifications tab that incorporates common settings and notification of incoming messages, missed calls and the rest.

Modernised navigation:

The navigation and options bar at the bottom of the screen sports a modern, new look, similar to that first seen on the Nokia N9.

New apps:

A new suite of powerful business apps from Microsoft includes Lync (IM for businesses, like Microsoft Communicator), Sharepoint, OneNote, Exchange ActiveSync and PowerPoint Broadcaster.

Informative lock screen:

The lock screen now tells you about missed calls, messages in your inbox and more, so you can check your phone at a glance. You can now also add a coloured wallpaper to your lock screen.

Visual multitasking:

Now you can flick between larger live images of your open apps to see what’s going on at a glance and move quickly between your apps.

Near-Field Communications (NFC) is also deeply integrated into the Symbian Belle OS, which allows you to share pictures and videos, connect with accessories and check-in with just a tap. Symbian Belle will be available for Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia X7, Nokia E6 and Nokia 500 in the coming months. Until then, check out the demo video below.

Nokia 701 Announced; Sports The Brightest Screen In The World

Along with the Nokia 700, the Finnish handset maker also announced the Nokia 701. Like the 700, the Nokia 701 also runs on the latest version of Symbian, Belle.

Nokia states that the 701 features the brightest display in the world. The 701 sports a 3.5-inch IPS-LCD with CBD technology. It is protected by the renowned Coring’s Gorilla Glass. The display has a disappointing nHD (360×640) resolution, like all other Symbian^3 devices. Under the hood, the Nokia 701 is powered by a 1GHz processor and packs a new faster GPU. According to Nokia, this GPU is up to four times faster than the GPU found in the current generation of Nokia’s Symbian handsets.

The handset features a pentaband radio, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth, FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC and a microSD card slot along with 8GB of internal memory. The usual arrays of sensor are also present.

The back of the 701 sports an 8MP EDoF camera, with dual-LED flash. There is also a front-facing video camera for video calling. Like the Nokia 700, the 701 will be available sometime in Q3 of 2011. The handset will be available in a variety of colors including  steel dark, silver light, amethyst violet, and white.

The Nokia 701 will cost EUR290 excluding taxes and subsidies.

 

 

Nokia 700 Announced; Runs On Symbian Belle

Nokia has just announced the next version Symbian, Belle, along with a bunch of handsets running Symbian Belle.  First and foremost, the company announced the Nokia 700. The 700 is the most compact touch-screen monoblock handset out there in the market right now. It is also the greenest phone from Nokia until date. It is made up of bio-plastics, recycled plastics and recycled metals.

The Nokia 700 sports a 3.2-inch AMOLED CBD (ClearBlack Display), with nHD (360×640) resolution. The handset is also powered by a 1GHz processor, and packs 256MB of RAM along with 2GB of internal memory. Other key features of the 700 include GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, microSD card slot, Bluetooth, an eCompass and NFC. The usual arrays of sensors are also on-board.

The back of the Nokia 700 boasts of a 5MP EDoF (Read that as Full focus) camera with an LED flash. Like I said earlier, the handset runs on Symbian Belle and is expected to hit the retail stores by Q3 of this year. The handset will be available in a variety of color including  cool grey, silver/white, coral red, peacock blue and purple.

The Nokia 700 will retail for around EUR 270, without taxes or subsidies.