Nokia today (24 August) announced the launch of its smallest ever smartphone, the Nokia 700, which runs on the latest Symbian Belle operating system.
The manufacturer is hoping to regain some of the market share it has lost to Apple and Google’s Android handsets with the launch of its latest smartphone, which boasts a long battery life and is made from ‘eco-friendly’ materials.
Measuring just 110mm x 50.7mm x 9.7mm, Nokia says that the 700 is ‘the most compact touch monoblock smartphone in the market right now’.
The Symbian Belle-powered handset features a five-megapixel full focus camera with an LED flash for capturing pictures and video, a 3.2 inch screen with Clearblack AMOLED display as well as NFC capabilities, which allow the smartphone to pair with NFC-enabled mobile accessories such as speakers or Bluetooth headphones and headsets.
Nokia VP Ilari Nurmi said: ‘After bringing exciting new features to the Symbian user experience only two months ago with Symbian Anna, we are now driving the platform even further with our most competitive Symbian user experience ever.
Meanwhile, Nokia also took the wraps off its other two Symbian Belle smartphones, the Nokia 600 and Nokia 701. According to Nokia, the Nokia 701 has the world’s brightest mobile phone display and the Nokia 600 is Nokia’s loudest smartphone.
Francisco Jeronimo, research manager, European mobile devices with analyst IDC, said: ‘The new devices unveiled today provide top of class specs at affordable prices. The Nokia 600, Nokia 700, and Nokia 701 will be among the cheapest devices running GHz processors. Nokia has also innovated on the way NFC is used, and makes it appealing to everyone by implementing small but useful NFC features, such as sharing pictures and contacts between phones.
‘The new devices and the new version of Symbian clearly show that Nokia is stills able to move fast, despite a slow start, which is an important sign for a brighter future with Windows Phones,’ he said.