Nokia Unveils 3 New Mass-market Smartphones
Cellphone maker Nokia Inc. on Wednesday unveiled three new mass-market smartphones designed to compete with top-end gadget, but at a more affordable price range.
In an effort to bring back its glory days, cellphone maker Nokia Inc. on Wednesday unveiled three new mass-market smartphones designed to compete with top-end gadget, but at a more affordable price range.
The three new models, which run under the updated Symbian platform, come with various features including enhancements in the design, icons, and web browsing capability.
Despite being seen as outdated and obsolete, Nokia said that it will continue to use the Symbian software to its phones, noting that it will commit to the platform in the coming years.
“Symbian Belle and the three new handsets we are launching today show our commitment to continue delivering Symbian products. These will not be last products or updates we will deliver on Symbian,” said Ilari Nurmi, Nokia vice president.
Meanwhile, Nurmi said that the Nokia 600, 700, and 701 models were extensively manufactured using eco-friendly materials, have long battery life because of the power saving features.
It also said that new smartphones include what Nokia calls as the “world’s smallest touch-screen smartphone” and the brightest interface in the market today.
Following the launching, Nokia hopes to regain momentum with the Windows 7 smarphones, which will be launched later this year. It will be recalled that the Finland-based firm has singed a deal with Microsoft Corp. for the exclusive use of Windows OS in Nokia phones.
Nokia has been lagging behind its rivals not only in the high-end smartphone market, but also in the low-end market that is now being dominated by its Asia competitors.