At the Nokia World event in London, the company announced a family of smartphones that work on the new Symbian platform. These new phones are an attempt by Nokia to regain lost ground in the smart phones segment.
“Today, our fight back to smartphone leadership shifts into high gear,” said Niklas Savander, executive vice president, markets, Nokia. “Despite new competition, Symbian remains the most widely used smartphone platform in the world. Our new family of smartphones introduced today features the all-new Symbian OS, rewritten to be faster, easier to use, more efficient and more developer friendly.”
The manufacturer has introduced three new Symbian smartphones, Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6, which are similar to the previously announced Nokia N8.
According to Nokia, the latest version of the Symbian platform brings more than 250 new features and improvements such as the latest beta release of free Ovi Maps with new pedestrian and motorist features.
Savander also commented on the high level of anticipation for the Nokia N8. “Based on the level of consumer interest and the highest online pre-orders in Nokia history, we expect big things from the Nokia N8.”
Nokia E7The phone will come with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. Nokia E7 provides direct, real-time and secure access to corporate email inboxes and other personal applications. The phone has a 4 inch touchscreen display featuring Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility, and a full keyboard. Using a Nokia E7, one can work on documents, review spreadsheets, or read and edit slides. The estimated retail price of Nokia E7 is about EUR 500 (Rs 30,000).
Nokia C7Nokia calls C7 a social networking smartphone. Users get live updates from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter and can keep track of new email from Yahoo! or Gmail directly from the homescreen. Nokia C7 features a 3.5 inch AMOLED display and a soft edged body made of stainless steel and glass. Estimated retail price of Nokia C7 is about EUR 340 (Rs 20,000).
Nokia C6Nokia C6 has a 3.2 inch AMOLED display with full touch capabilities and Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility. The Nokia C6 (C6-01) features social networking and mobile entertainment in a stainless steel and glass design. It can be used to access email, Nokia’s Ovi Music, and apps and games from the Ovi Store. Estimated retail price of Nokia N6 is EUR 260 (Rs 15,500).
The new phones will start shipping by the end of the year.