Enterprise Mobility: Nokia's Symbian Belle Smartphones, Low-Cost Handsets Unveiled

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-08-26 Print this article Print
Nokia 701

Nokia 701

The 701 smartphone has a 1GHz processor, 8-megapixel, full-focus camera with dual LED flash and 2X digital zoom. In addition, there is a second front-facing camera and HD video capture.
Nokia has launched three new smartphones-the 700, 701 and 600-which all use the latest Symbian Belle software update. The Symbian software allows Nokia to offer single-tap near-field communication (NFC) technology sharing and pairing with all three smartphones, as well as allowing content to be shared between devices. The NFC capabilities also allow any of the three new smartphones to pair with NFC-enabled mobile accessories, such as speakers or Bluetooth headphones and headsets. In addition, Nokia is rolling out the 101 and 100 phones that are aimed at the low-cost end of the market. The Nokia 101 is the company's latest dual-SIM devices and it is the most affordable to date. The dual-SIM functionality enables users to connect to two different networks to receive calls and messages. The Nokia SIM manager allows users to select which SIM card to use to make a call or send a text message; this helps users manage costs and maintain network coverage without needing several phones. In addition, the SIM manager allows users to store the settings of up to five SIM cards on the phone, and to personalize them by assigning names and logos for each SIM setting. When these phones launch, the Nokia 101 will cost about $36 and the 100 will cost about $20.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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