The Nokia 700 is the first in line of the three new smartphones launched today featuring the brand new Symbian Belle operating system.
The Nokia 700 is called as the smallest smartphone by Nokia. Smallest meaning not the size ,but in terms of volume. We can call it the most compact smartphone. It is very thin at 9.7mm and weighs just 96g. The 700 has a 3.2 inch CBD Amoled display just like the C6-01. Performance of the display in the outdoors must be brilliant. The device is made mostly of plastic, aluminium for the back cover, covered in the front by gorilla glass. Has a neat chin which houses the loudspeaker.
Read on to find out more about the Nokia 700
Like they teased us earlier, they have brought on the new Symbian and have launched it at the Hong Kong event today, along with three new devices, more on the devices here – ( Nokia 700 Nokia 701 and Nokia 600 ).
Symbian Belle is the next iteration of the Operating system after Anna. Belle brings a completely modern interface with lots of new widgets and Apps. Fortunately due to a leak, i have been using a beta version of Belle and wow, it rocks !
Read on to find out the features and new UI tweaks.
New features :
- Free form live Widgets !
- Six homescreens to stuff everything up
- New swipe down thin status bar ( Like Android )
- New navibar at the bottom, does away with Avkon softkeys
- New lockscreen
- NFC support
Here’s a video tour
Here’s the official promo :
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Source Nokia conversations
Nokia have started a countdown meter over at their facebook page hinting at a new Symbian on 24th August, unveiling at Hong Kong, China. last time they said “New Symbian” was the launch of Symbian Anna with devices E6 and X7. Anna has been rolled out for all the Nokia symbian 3 devices like N8,E7,C7 and C6-01, and Belle has been doing it’s beta rounds in the form of leaks, which i am running on my N8 now.
Jay over at MyNokiaBlog has found that Belle is indeed getting launched, but what all devices are we gonna see ? And what would be their specs ? Jay thinks three devices namely the Nokia 700,701 and 600 are going to be launched with Belle. I too think the same.
Also, it’s gonna be awesome to see trolls bitching about Elop killing Symbian, again ! now that Symbian is starting to look awesome with a fancy UI upgrade.
So, what do you think ? will Belle make Symbian attractive for consumers again ?
Also, if you want to follow the event closely follow @varunkrish from FoneArena.com , @clintonjeff from ZOMGitsCJ.com and @jadejavu from SymbianWorld.com will be attending this event and livetweeting it.. There should be a hashtag for that event soon.
Source Nokia via thenokiablog
Mail has always been criticized on all the Symbian devices, except of course the E-series devices which always used to have great push support through Nokia messaging.
For the first time ever, after starting to use unlimited data connection on my phone, i decided to start using push mail for my commonly used Gmail account but couldn’t figure out how. So, the upcoming illustration will help you configure Exchange active sync on your Symbian 3 device for Google mail, likewise you can add your corporate mail too.