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Apart from the long-awaited Nokia E7, Nokia World also saw the launch of other Symbian^3 models, the Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01. Both have similar specs, and fall under the same category (but not class).
The sleek C7 which boasts a 3.5-inch AMOLED display and is a hand-friendly 10.5mm thin. Like the E7 this device also sports an 8-megapixel camera with 8GB of onboard storage (expandable to 40GB with microSD). The Nokia C7 will also shoot HD video in 720p and comes with free global walk and drive navigation and a digital compass. City users will welcome the active noise cancellation for clearer voice calls whilst the battery will keep calls going for up to 9.5 hours (in GSM mode) and stay on standby for an astounding 27 days (3G mode). The Nokia C7 is expected to go on sale before the end of 2010 and will be available in black, metal or brown for an estimated retail price of €335 before taxes and subsidies.
Like its big Cseries brother, the latest Nokia C6 is a compact little number that will also sport an 8-megapixel camera though with a more pocket-friendly 3.2-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The latter sporting the same Nokia ClearBlack technology as the E7, offering much improved outdoor visibility. Like the C7, this new device will also be a social networker’s dream with live feeds from your favorite social networks available on your home screen. The C6-01 will support microSD up to 32GB and capture HD video in 720p. Users can expect to see up to 17 days standby time and up to 11.5 hours talktime from the C7 battery. Expected to be shipping before the end of 2010, the Nokia C6-01 will be available in silver or black and is estimated to retail at €260 before taxes and subsidies.
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This is really a bad week for Nokia, since almost all of their impending high-ends are getting leaked. Next up, we might even see the X7, who knows?
What I love about this phone is that, it looks just like the E72!
Now for some important specs:
- Dimensions (width x height x depth): 57 x 117 x 11 millimetres (73.4 cc)
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 & WCDMA 2100MHz; GPRS, EDGE, HSPA
- Display: 3.5″ Capacitive screen (AMOLED) with 360 × 640 pixel resolution
- Viewable Display-Size: 1.62″ x 2.88″ (41.18 x 73.21 millimetres)
- Pixel-Pitch: 222 pixel/inch (0.11439 millimetre/pixel)
- Symbian^3 OS
- Removable 1200 mAh Li-Ion Battery
- Camera: 8MP (CMOS) with dual LED (No Carl Zeiss) & 0.3MP secondary camera
- Supports 720p HD video recording at 25fps
- Composite video out
- 8GB internal storage with microSD support (up to 32GB)
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Micro USB, support for USB-out function
- WiFi b/g/n rumoured
- CPU: 680 Mhz ARM11; 256 MB RAM; GPU: PowerVR SGX530 (rumoured!)
- Stereo Speakers, 3.5mm audio out, mono microphone and recording
- Estimated announcement: Sept 2010
- Price: estimated around €300 Euro before subsidies and taxes
On a side note, Eldar has a preview too!
Images from zol.com
Ovi by Nokia is moving very slowly, I should say. Nonetheless, there are plenty of cool things to come. Some videos here to highlight these.
Oh, off the hook, Symbian^3 OS went official today!
Well, no wild guesses. It has to be from the famous Mobile Review (piloted by Eldar as many of you’d know).
I’m not going to go over the extremely long review, I’ll leave it for you guys to read. Some parts are controversial, but as you’d all know, the truth always hurts.
Some of the interesting notes from his review :
* Symbian 3 is a decent upgrade for Symbian users
* Increased RAM improves the number of Apps which can be run improvement on previous devices
* Ultimately Symbian 3 is a evolutionary step rather than revolutionary
* Icons and UI are outdated
* Browser didn’t get any significant updates (very disappointing)
* Ultimately Symbian 3 is still catching up to competition (iOS, Android, Bada)
* Significant Updates to Symbian 3 are lacking due to Nokia’s resources being stretched , due to Symbian 4 and Meego being developed alongside (isn’t that a good thing???)
* Ultimately Symbian is inferior to its competition even though Nokia will sell tons of N8?s
Now this one is particularly reviewed by Eldar (again), which of course means there are a lot of points that need some digesting.
* There will be more models of the N8 like N8-01, N8-02, N8-03 (I thought the new numbering system was supposed to be easier!!!)
* There will be a 32 GB version of the N8 and some sort of music service in certain countries (‘Comes with music’) will retail about 425-450 EUR and be announced during Nokia world in september
* There will be a ‘cheap’ version of the N8 WITHOUT a 12 megapixel camera and less memory retail about 230-250 EUR
* There will be a senior version of the N8 with and qwerty keyboard resembling the n97 but there will be camera with less megapixels, but this phone which a render was leaked could also be the first Symbian 4 phone
* He does advice people that want a keyboard that they should wait for the N8 with qwerty keyboard coming soon apparently
* N8 is a replacement for the Nokia 5800 or people who haven’t had experiences with other OS’s (another shot to the Nokia fans)
* AMOLED on the N8 is superior to the Google Nexus One
* Nokia is not able to create screens as good as Apple or Samsung
* The N8 will have ‘Memory full’ problems like N97 due to the low amount of RAM
* Battery management is great and he even praises Nokia engineers for that
* Average usage is 2 days when fully charged
* Fastest Symbian phone to date
* Software not as good as iPhone 3GS let alone the iPhone 4, even BADA phones are faster
* Samsung Wave is the benchmark for the N8
* Nokia N9 offers totally new interface borrowed features from Android (will take that)
* Meego will look comparable to BADA OS and will look like current modern OS ‘s currently on the market like (iOS, Android, WebOS etc) (he’s definitely has seen the N9 and is that’s good news)
* N8 is decent but unremarkable
* Goal of the N8 is to keep sales of phones comparable to competitors
* Excitement will fade after a few months as nokia will offer technologically more advanced devices.
* The N8 is not an all-in-one phone like the Nokia N95 was.
Some of these points are utterly out of the world, so I guess we have to be wise in reading on.
Summary from My Nokia Blog