Nokia announces trio of smartphones

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Manufacturer to follow N8 with release of E7, C7 and C6 handsets by the end of the year, all based on a new Symbian OS and with access to an updated Ovi Store

Nokia is to launch the E7, C7 and C6 smartphones before the end of the year. They join the recently announced N8 (pictured third) to form a new portfolio of Symbian products.

The E7 (pictured last) is targeted at the business market and comes with Microsoft Exchange ActivSync to provide direct access to corporate email inboxes. It also includes a four-inch touchscreen and full QWERTY keypad. It will retail for around €495 (£413).

The C7 (pictured second) is aimed at social networking enthusiasts and gives live updates from the likes of Facebook and Twitter on the 3.5-inch screen. Users can also keep track of new emails from their Yahoo! or Gmail accounts directly on the home screen. It will retail for around €335.

The C6 (pictured first) comes with a 3.2-inch touchsscreen with direct access to social networks. It will retail for around €260.

All three smartphones are built on the newest version of the Symbian platform and offer features such as support for multiple home screens, visual multitasking, gesture-based interactions and a reduction in prompts.

Users of the phones will have access to an updated version of Ovi Store, which Nokia said comes with a friendly user interface and a new collections feature to quickly access popular apps and games.

Nokia executive vice president, markets Niklas Savander said: “Today our fight back to smartphone leadership shifts into high gear. Symbian remains the most widely used smartphone platform in the world. Our new family of smartphones feature the all-new Symbian OS, rewritten to be faster, easier to use, more efficient and more developer friendly.

“Based on the level of consumer interest and the highest online pre-orders in Nokia history, we expect big things from the Nokia N8.”

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  1. I find it hard to believe that Nokia will abandon the investment it has placed in Symbian 3 and Meego in favour of Android, which is controlled by Google.

    Meego is looking very promising, and could turn around Nokias fortunes in the high-end phone market which is the most important facto for improving Nokias bottom line.

    If anything it will be Meego being gradually pushed doen the nokia range that will replace symbian. Not Android (at least at this point in time).

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