Nokia had put up a teaser on their Facebook fan page that mentioned about trying something new. A banner was put up with the words “It’s time to try something new” etched across. And we almost already knew that the new Symbian Belle will be the something new that we should all be trying. Turns out, we were absolutely right.
Symbian Belle, the successor to Anna, was announced by Nokia few hours ago along with three spanking new 1GHz touchscreen phones to give us more new things to try out. The new Belle OS will be bundled with these phones only at the moment and they’ll be available by this year end. New announced phones include the Nokia 700, Nokia 701 and Nokia 600, all of whom have a 1GHz processor and NFC chips pushed deep in to their core.
All the new phones have got cute names too, and are called Zeta(700), Helen(701) and Cindy(600). Symbian Belle brings three more customizable home screens, new live widgets, the Android like Notification tray and of course NFC Sharing and pairing, which I believe is something really cool. You can connect to certain Nokia accessories such as headsets via this NFC feature with just a tap. Anyways let’s talk about the phones now, and start with Nokia Zeta(700), but before that, watch Symbian Belle in action right after the break.
Nokia Zeta 700
The Zeta has been called the world’s smallest touchscreen phone, weighing only 96grams with 9.7mm at it’s thickest. That is quite thin and small. Well, being the smallest doesn’t make it any less powerful than any present smartphone. It has a 1GHz powerhouse, 512mb of RAM, 2GB of internal storage, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, a 3.2 AMOLED ClearBlack display and NFC. That makes it quite a good phone with good features and awesome portability.
Nokia Helen 701
This phone’s known as the world’s brightest phone, because of it’s display, which is 3.5 inches of IPS display with ClearBlack AMOLED tech. I have no idea why that makes it the world’s brightest phone, but since Nokia says so, let’s go along with that for now. Helen has the same 1GHz processor as all the other models, but also packs a better 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and 8GB of internal storage.
Nokia Cindy 600
This is the cheapest of the trio and Nokia’s loudest device ever at 106 phons. Yup, so this one’s like those music phones from Nokia, which you can use to listen to music all day long(say about 12-15 hours). Cindy also comes with a 1GHz processor, 2GB of internal storage, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and NFC support. It also has an in-built FM antenna, so the connecting of headphones to listen to the Radio is eliminated.
Overall, all the three phones look good and perform as well. The Nokia Zeta 700 is expected to be priced around $400, the Nokia Helen 701 at around $ 420 and the cheap yet powerful Nokia Cindy 600 at $ 260 when they’ll be released later this year.
You can learn more about Symbian Belle, watch some more demos and also learn about the phones in detail at Nokia.