Nokia launches handsets aimed at location based services

Nokia launches handsets aimed at location based services

Nokia announced a family of smartphones powered by its new Symbian platform at its Nokia World conference in London today.

The Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6 sit alongside the manufacturer’s recently announced Nokia N8 device. They will launch before the end of the year.

Nokia said the new handsets, which are tightly integrated with enhanced Ovi services and apps, ‘reinforce [its] vision of a mobile industry that is increasingly being defined by socially connected, location-based devices and experiences’.  

The latest version of the Symbian platform brings more than 250 new features and improvements, the manufacturer said.

Nokia executive vice president of markets, Niklas Savander, said:  ‘Today our fight back to smartphone leadership shifts into high gear. Despite new competition, Symbian remains the most widely used smartphone platform in the world.  Our new family of smartphones introduced today feature the all-new Symbian OS, rewritten to be faster, easier to use, more efficient and more developer friendly.’

He added that Nokia expects ‘big things from the Nokia N8’.

The Nokia E7 is marketed as ‘the ultimate business smartphone’. It has Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to direct real-time and secure access to corporate email inboxes and other personal applications.  

The device has a four-inch touch-screen display featuring Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility and a full keyboard.

Estimated retail price is 495, excluding taxes and subsidies.

The Nokia C7 is social networking smartphone which allows updates from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter and to keep track of new email from Yahoo! or Gmail accounts directly on the home screen. The Nokia C7 features a 3.5-inch AMOLED display and a combination of stainless steel, glass and soft edges. Estimated retail price is 335, excluding taxes and subsidies.

Meanwhile, the Nokia C6 is marketed as the ‘small and stylish smartphone’. It has a 3.2-inch AMOLED display with full touch capabilities and Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility. Estimated retail price is EUR 260, excluding taxes and subsidies.

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