Today Nokia announced its new mobile device. Nokia 603 is a simple smartphone described as a combination of good performance and impressive functionality. The device is quite compact and looks very stylish. One of the features of this phone is its 3.5-inch 360x640px ClearBlack IPS touchscreen protected by scratch-resistant glass.
Nokia 603 is based on 1GHz processor and runs on Symbian Belle operating system. Other specifications include 5MP camera with LED flash, 2GB ROM, MicroSD card slot, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC chip, 3.5mm headphones jack, FM radio with RDS, accelerometer, proximity sensor. The body of this phone measures 113.5×57.1×12.7mm and weights 109.6g. Supported network standards are GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS/HSPA 850/900/1700-2100/1900/2100MHz. The battery provides 16 hours of talk time in GSM networks or 7 hours of talk time in 3G ones. Nokia 603 will become available in next few months and will cost about EUR200.
Yesterday Nokia officially introduced its new smartphone featuring a combination of Symbian Anna operating system and 1GHz processor. Nokia 500 also has 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen with 640x360px resolution, 2GB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 5MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, light sensor, accelerometer. Supported network standards are GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100. The dimensions are 111х54х14.1, the weight is less than 100g. The battery of this phone provides about 7 hours of talk time or 20 of standby time or 35 hours of music playback. This smartphone will be available in several colors. But there will be also many-colored replaceable panels. Nokia 500 will be released in net few weeks and will cost just EUR150.
Today Nokia showed its new smartphone – Nokia Oro – that is a version of Nokia C7-00. It is a luxury-class mobile device featuring a body covered with 18ct gold, a rear cover made of real leather, and buttons made of sapphire. The device runs on Symbian^3 operating system and is equipped with 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 360x640px resolution, 8MP AF camera with double LED flash and HD Video recording support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, digital compass, FM radio with FM transmitter, 3.5mm headphones jack, microUSB port, 350MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, MicroSD external memory card slot. Nokia Oro will become available in the third quarter of this year and will cost EUR800.
Together with Nokia E7 Finnish giant of mobile industry announced other two new smartphones – Nokia C6-01 and Nokia C7-00. Both of them are monoblock devices and run on new Symbian^3 mobile operating system.
In contrast to its predecessor (Nokia C6) Nokia C6-01 has no QWERTY keyboard, runs on latest version of Symbian OS and has better list of specifications. This mobile device supports GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz networks and is equipped with 3.2 inch polarized capacitive AMOLED touch screen with 360x640px resolution, 8MP camera with double LED flash and HD video (720p) recording support, 0.3MP camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, FM radio, 3.5mm headphones jack, 340MB internal storage, MicroSD external memory card slot.
The list of technical specifications of Nokia C7 includes GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz networks, 3.5 inch capacitive AMOLED touch screen with 360x640px resolution, 8MP camera with double LED flash and HD video (720p) recording support, 350Mn internal storage, 8GB built-in flash memory, MicroSD external memory card slot, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, FM radio with transmitter, microUSB port. Both Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01 smartphones will become available in November. Unfortunately there is no information about price.
Russian Mobile-Review source has just published the first review of coming Nokia C7 smartphone that has not been announced yet. It is the second (after Nokia N8) device that runs on Symbian^3 operating system. The reviewer says that the case of this device looks very stylish and is made of plastic and anodized aluminium. The specifications of this mobile device are very similar to the list of characteristics of Nokia N8. The only difference is that in contrast to N8 Nokia C7 has 8 Mp camera (instead of 12 MP) and has no HDMI output. This coming smartphone is equipped with 3.5 inch AMOLED touch screen with 640x360px resolution, 256 MB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, MicroSD external memory card slot (up to 32 GB), Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS. The battery has 1200 mAh capacity and provides up to 12 hour of talk time (in GSM networks), 6.6 hours of video playback, 50 hours of music playback and about 390 hours of idle. It is expected that this smartphone will be launched by the end of the autumn and will cost about €350.
Nokia has just announced its budget class smartphone. Nokia C5 is the first mobile device from new Nokia’s Cseries line. It has monoblock shape and runs on Symbian S60 3rd edition operating system. One of the notable features of this device is contact list. It provides an opportunity to check view the status of friends in popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter. You can also change your status in Facebook, adding to information about your location using Ovi Maps 3.0. The main phone screen displays the three most used contacts. This widget allows you to call these people or send them a message via Google Talk or Windows Live Messenger.
The list of technical characteristics looks good – 2.2 inch screen with 240×320 px resolution and 16 million colors, 3.2 Mp camera with flash, FM radio with RDS, 50 Mb built-in storage, microSD memory card slot (up to 16 Gb), 3.5 mm audio jack, GPS with A-GPS support. Connectivity includes Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, USB 2.0. Supported network standards are GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA 900/2100 MHz. This smartphone measures 112x46x12.3 mm and weights 89g. Nokia C5 will become available in April and will cost €135.
Ericsson has just announced its own application store for mobile phones. In contrast to analogue Ericsson eStore is targeted not at end users but at mobile operators. It allows them to set-up their own apps store to their consumers. At present moment Ericsson eStore includes more than 30 thousand apps both paid and free. It is expected that new online store will also attracts developers – now they their one app will be published via multiple carriers. It is also said that eStore will include applications both for smartphones (WinMo, Android, Symbian) and usual phones with Java support.
Not only Microsoft announced its new operating system for mobile devices. Symbian Foundation also announced new Symbian^3 OS. It will be released in March and first devices running on this platform will become available by the end of the third quarter of this year. The list of key features includes multiply home screens, improved widgets management, hardware acceleration of visual effects, HDMI, multi-touch and fourth generation networks support. It is also notable that Symbian^3 will be completely open source.
Recently Nokia showed some UI concepts of next version of Symbian operating system. Today some Symbian developers published some more information about new features and functions of coming version of popular OS for mobile devices. In particular there will be a header that will contain the name of running application, battery level and other useful information. By pressing on this header user will be able to get quick access to options menu. It is also know that new version of Symbian will have more than one home screen and support widgets.
Skype has just released the first beta version of its VoIP client for Symbian. It has almost all features that version for desktop computers have. Skype for Symbian supports free Skype-to-Skype calls, SkypeOut calls, instant messaging, group conversation, files exchange and etc. Unfortunately not all Symbian devices are compatible with new Skype. It supports smartphones that run on Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 and Feature Pack 2. But next versions are planned to be compatible with more phones. You can find the list of supported devices here. As for usage notes Skype is recommended to install to the phone memory.