Remember the three new Nokia phones that were recently announced via their Facebook page? The smartphones that run on the latest Symbian Belle and are NFC capable have now been officially launched in India. However, out of those three phones, only two have been officially launched in India, the Nokia Zeta 700 and Helen 701. All of these phones feature 1GHz processors and quite good features that make them the ideal Nokia phone.
Both these phone were launched in Mumbai in collaboration with the movie Ra.One and Nokia’s brand ambassador Shahrukh Khan was the one who presented them. Shahrukh Khan, actor and Brand Ambassador, Nokia India said;
There is great synergy between Ra.One and Symbian Belle as they both represent technology of the next level. I am delighted that Ra.One will be the first movie in the country to be marketed through NFC. There are many path breaking initiatives that Nokia has undertaken with Ra.One that will allow the consumers to experience the world of Ra.One through ‘Just Tap’ with NFC feature on the Symbian Belle smartphones.
Nokia is still not sure about what operating system to go along with and here they are announcing new phones based on Symbian. The Belle OS does bring some new features to the top, but it still is the same old Symbian inside, which Nokia planned on killing.That being said, Nokia is also developing an OS of their own known as Meltemi, which is based on their Meego operating system.
The Nokia Zeta 700 and Helen 701 will bring NFC to Nokia phones and these are the first phones that have the Symbian Belle OS. There’s not much new in the OS itself, but certain new improvements in the UI and performance. D Shivakumar the Managing Director of Nokia India said;
The Indian smartphone market is growing at an exponential rate. Consumers today are looking for differentiators that go beyond multi-tasking and processor speed. With our latest range of smartphones on Symbian Belle, we are introducing a path-breaking technology in the form of ‘Just Tap’ with NFC.
The Nokia Zeta 700 will be available in the India market for a price of Rs. 18,999 and in 2 different colors. Nokia Helen 701, on the other hand, can be yours for Rs. 18,099 and come in 5 colors. Which of these two phones will you be buying?