If you belong to that dwindling race of people who still love Symbian on their smartphones, this one’s sure gonna excite you. Nokia’s first handsets based on the radically revamped Symbian Belle operating system have started shipping to retailers – confirmed a tweet from the official Nokia ID on Twitter.
The devices which were first announced last month, seem to be a last ditch attempt by Nokia to keep some level of interest in the platform which still manages to hold on to its legacy lead as the most used smartphone OS in many countries across the globe. Android though is fast replacing the now decade old operating system.
Assuming you were in a cave for the past few weeks, let us give you a quick rundown on the specifications of these two new devices. The 700 is claimed to be the most compact smartphone ever made by Nokia and packs a a 1Ghz processor, GPS, Bluetooth, FM radio, WiFi, five-megapixel full focus camera with LED flash, 2GB of user memory and a 3.2-inch AMOLED screen.
As for the 701, this one is claimed to have the brightest screen to ever adorn a smartphone. The screen measures 3.5 inches across and like its pint sized sibling, this one too packs in a 1Ghz processor along with an array of features that include WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, an eight-megapixel full focus camera with a dual-LED flash on the back, front facing webcam, 8GB of user memory.
Final local prices for the phones are yet to be revealed.