Nokia has revealed three new smartphones today: Nokia 700, Nokia 701 and Nokia 600.

  Nokia 600 Nokia 700 Nokia 701
Screen Size 3.2" 3.2" 3.5"
Resolution 640x360 640x360 640x360
Display Type N/A AMOLED IPS
NAND 2GB + microSD 2GB + microSD 8GB + microSD
CPU ARM 11 @ 1GHz ARM 11 @ 1GHz ARM 11 @ 1GHz
RAM 512MB LPDDR1 (?) 512MB LPDDR1 (?) 512MB LPDDR1 (?)
Camera 5MP with LED Flash 5MP with LED Flash 8MP with LED Flash
Battery 1200mAh 1080mAh 1300mAh
Dimensions (HxWxD) 111mm x 53mm x 13-14.25mm 110mm x 50mm x 9.7mm 117.2mm x 56.8mm x 11mm
Weight 100g 96g 131g

According to, these phones will be available next month and will priced around 180€ ($260), 270€ ($390) and 290€ ($420) respectively. Unfortunately, the GPU is unknown and the RAM type is not 100%, though LPDDR1 is very likely. 

All three are powered by Symbian's new version called "Belle". The biggest upgrades in Symbian include support for up to six home screens, notification menu (similar to Android and iOS 5) and enchanted widgets (support for live chat for instance). 

Nokia brings NFC (Near Field Communication) to all three phones too. NFC is a technology that allows connections to be enabled via touch. For example, you can touch another phone and they will create an NFC connection between each other. Nokia has also announced three accessories which support NFC: A speaker, handsfree and headphones. Some other phones support NFC too, such as Samsung Galaxy S II (not all for some reason though) and Google Nexus S. 

All in all, these phones look like solid Nokia quality but the Symbian-bugbear is still there. Since Nokia's Windows Phone 7 phones are pretty much just around the corner, the market for Symbian based phones doesn't look too great. Investing on Symbian at the moment seems like beating a dead horse. Once Nokia's WP7 phones are out, that is where Nokia will be concentrating. That means at least less, if any, love for Symbian. 

Source: Nokia

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  • radium69 - Thursday, August 25, 2011 - link

    They are sim unlocked phones ;) Their prices aren't ridiculous as far as I'm concerned.
  • Kristian Vättö - Thursday, August 25, 2011 - link

    Not ridiculous, but real. I always find it hilarious when people think they really get the iPhone for $199, and then end up paying like $30 a month for two years. You usually end up paying more when buying with a contract (though in US, you seem to have no choice).

    FYI, iPhone 4 16GB is 599€ here, so these are less than 50% of that.
  • nbrenner - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - link

    Well, I just bought a TouchPad, so maybe this could be my next pointless purchase of a fun unsupported device.
  • Alexvrb - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - link

    1) This will recieve a lot more *official* support than the Touchpad ever will.

    2) You got a firesale Touchpad for dirt chip and you're COMPLAINING? Give it to me, you ungrateful whelp. I'll run it as is, and maybe I'll slap Android on it some day.
  • Alexvrb - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - link

    OK maybe that came off a little harsh. I take back the ungrateful whelp part. But seriously - a firesale Touchpad is far from pointless. If you have no use for it, you can turn around and sell it at a 50% markup for immediate profit. If you have a use for it, you get a powerful decent-sized tablet for less than the cost of the smallest, crappiest tablets out there.
  • Alexvrb - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - link

    Who am I kidding, I just looked around, you could sell it for double or maybe even more.
  • X-Nemesis - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - link

    I guess the n9 is the only phone that Nokia is bringing out that has a higher resolution than 640x360?
  • Kristian Vättö - Thursday, August 25, 2011 - link

    All WP7 phones should have better since MS requires at least 480x800 reso
  • kurac - Saturday, September 10, 2011 - link

    N900 has a WVGA resolution.

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