As expected, today Nokia announced the Symbian Belle update, and a few new devices to go alongside it. We have official word that the new devices are the Nokia 700, Nokia 701, and Nokia 600.
Each of the new smartphones are powered by Symbian Belle, with 1GHz CPUs, and NFC which Nokia seems quite proud of. The big deal with NFC is that it allows for single tap communication between the phones and Bluetooth devices. For NFC-equipped Bluetooth headsets like the new Nokia Essence Bluetooth Stereo Headset all you have to do is tap them against the phone and they’ll be connected without having to deal with the Symbian menus.
As for the phones individually, the 700 is the smallest “monoblock” smartphone that Nokia has put out. It has a 3.2-inch display, 2GB of internal storage, and a 5MP camera. The Nokia 701 has a few more features with it’s 3.5-inch screen and 8GB of internal storage. The 701 also features an 8MP camera with autofocus and 2X digital zoom in addition the front-facing camera. The Nokia 600 is being touted as “Nokia’s loudest smartphone.” It’s gimmick is that it has a built-in FM radio antenna for listening to music and an FM transmitter so you can listen to the music on the phone in your car easily. Nokia claims it has 60 hours of music playback, and a “powerful internal loudspeaker,” with the rest of the specs resembling the Nokia 700.
Again, we probably won’t see these phones stateside any time soon, but they will be available in other countries.