|Nokia today announced the Nokia 701, a smartphone that offers excellent graphics performance, a refreshed UI, great battery life and the brightest screen the world has ever seen. |
The Nokia 701 is powered by Symbian Belle and a 1GHz processor. It’s got a pentaband radio, with HSUPA 3G, WiFi, NFC and all the other standard features on our new smartphones like Bluetooth, GPS and FM radio. It measures 11 x 56.8 x 117.3mm and weighs 131g.
But it’s the touchscreen display that makes the Nokia 701 stand out. This is a 3.5-inch IPS LCD display with ClearBlack technology, creating a great combination of excellent brightness and contrast – it’s in fact the brightest smartphone screen to date (in terms of NITs). Of course, as with all our new smartphones, it’s wrapped in Corning Gorilla Glass, so you don’t need to worry about its sturdiness either.
|Nokia today announced the launch of their first new smartphone featuring the Symbian Belle operating system, the Nokia 700. The Nokia 700 is the most compact touch monoblock smartphone in the market right now. This is a tiny device, but it also packs quite a punch when it comes to functionality. All the details after the break.|
Coming with Symbian Belle preinstalled, this is a smaller, smoother Symbian experience than you’ve ever had before. The Nokia 700 measures just 110 x 50.7 x 9.7mm and weighs only 96g. It’s ideal for people who want a smartphone that slips easily into their pocket but don’t want to miss out on modern smartphone functionality.
Like our other recent smartphones, the Nokia 700 offers a pentaband radio, WiFi and up to HSUPA 3G data transfers. It’s powered by a 1GHz processor, and also incorporates GPS, a compass, Bluetooth and an FM radio.
|Nokia has entered into an agreement with Polar Mobile to launch over 300 mobile apps for Nokia smartphones over the next 12 months. Polar Mobile will be launching apps on Nokia smartphones for over 300 top tier media brands globally, including the likes of Wired UK, Kompas, Advertising Age, Globe and Mail, Shanghai Daily and 7DAYS. The apps will be made available to consumers of Nokia's Symbian smartphones, the recently announced Nokia N9 and future Nokia with Windows Phone devices.|
"Nokia is excited about the opportunity to team up with Polar Mobile to bring hundreds of quality apps to consumers around the world. Polar Mobile's ability to scale and attract a global set of brands is strategic in supporting Nokia's efforts in offering compelling apps and experiences for our users," said Richard White, General Manager, Nokia Canada.
Today Nokia announced the launch of a new smartphone, the Nokia 500. Boasting a 1GHz processor, changeable back covers plus the Symbian Anna operating system, this is a nifty, personalisable performer that comes in at a price that won’t break the bank. Read on for all the details. (See video above).
Nokia has collaborated with Sesame Street to create a new interactive book experience. The first book of it's kind is called 100th Day of School. (See video above). Elmo joins you for story time and listens along with your child as you read the book. Elmo can help your kids engage in the book by asking questions about each page and encouraging your kids to talk about the book. Research has shown that the more kids talk about the book during the reading experience, the better their vocabulary development.
Nokia's foursquare app has been improved and refined with a version two release that brings it a lot closer to the feature set on high-end phones and available to more people than ever. (See video above.)
Nokia Bela Labs released the video above highlighting Nokia LiveView which is a fun and easy way to discover what is around you. Simply launch the app on your phone and LiveView will display the points of interests in the camera viewfinder. Nokia LiveView connects you to what you’re looking for – and more – exactly when and where you want it. With LiveView you can:
Nokia today announced the Nokia 3D World Gaze, an experimental mixed reality application for your Symbian^3 devices. This app gives you a new kind of perspective: a 3D, real-time, first-person view to the entire world. You can simply look down through the Earth to see all the continents, cities, media, and other information where they exist in reality. (See video above).
|Synchronica plc, the emerging markets leader in next-generation mobile messaging services, today announced the conditional agreement to acquire Nokia's operator-branded messaging business, which provides white label mobile email and instant messaging services across a wide range of devices to operators in North America.|
The acquisition will provide Synchronica with a successful and complementary mobile messaging business and a strong foothold in the strategically important North American operator market. Combined with more than 80 existing carrier contracts in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Russia, and Asia, Synchronica aims to become the global leader in next-generation mobile messaging.
|If you’re the proud owner of a Nokia E72, Nokia 5230 or other Nokia phone powered by a Symbian version prior to Symbian^3, I’m sure you’ll be as pleased as we are to hear that some new features will be coming to your phone soon. Read on to find out what’s being added.|
Despite the arrival of the new Symbian platform and new phones such as the Nokia X7 and E6, the older devices that people are carrying in their pockets for years have not been forgotten by any means. The software team at Nokia has been working hard on bringing updates to these phones, too, in order to improve their feature set, as well as to provide the usual fixes and improvements.
|Nokia and Accenture have finalized an agreement for Nokia to outsource Symbian software development and support activities to Accenture. Plans of the agreement were first announced on April 27, 2011. |
Under the agreement, Accenture will provide Symbian based software development and support services to Nokia through 2016. Approximately 2,800 Nokia employees located in China, Finland, India, United Kingdom and the United States, are expected to transfer to Accenture at closing, which is expected to take place in the early part of October, 2011.
One feature of the new S40 phones launched today that deserves extra attention is the provision of free Nokia Maps, allowing a much wider range of people to make use of the service, without incurring heavy data charges. This new service offers a significant boost to the capabilities of Series 40 phones, further blurring the lines between smartphones and feature phones. Read on for the details.
Maps will come preinstalled on the Nokia C2-03 and its variants, out-of-the-box, including maps data for the user’s region. The user doesn’t need to download any further data to get started.
Maps for Series 40 doesn’t rely on a GPS device in the phone, either, but rather triangulates the user’s position from cell tower locations. This, together with smart routing software, means that Nokia Maps can still provide turn-by-turn directions for drivers.
Viewing maps and planning routes can be done entirely offline. Online features such as finding your location – or advanced search – can be done with minimum data usage – less than 10KB. If users want to share their location, they can do so for the cost of an affordable SMS message.
Nokia today added to its device portfolio with the launch of three new affordable phones - the Nokia C2-02, Nokia C2-03 and Nokia C2-06.
Mary McDowell, the head of Nokia's Mobile Phones business unit, said: "These phones all offer a web, maps and messaging experience second to none in the market. And with the choice of a touch screen or a keypad, we really have made everything available and easy to use in an affordable phone that comes in both Dual or single SIM options."
Maps and more
The Nokia C2-03, the third Dual SIM phone Nokia has brought to market in the past month, comes with Nokia's unique Dual SIM capabilities.
Nokia today announced the Nokia N9, built for people who appreciate a stunning blend of design and the latest smartphone technology. To learn more about the design of the Nokia N9 visit: http://swipe.nokia.com
One swipe and you're home
The Nokia N9 introduces an innovative new design where the home key is replaced by a simple gesture: a swipe. Whenever you're in an application, swiping from the edge of the display takes you home.
|Nokia announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with Apple. The agreement will result in settlement of all patent litigation between the companies, including the withdrawal by Nokia and Apple of their respective complaints to the US International Trade Commission.|
The financial structure of the agreement consists of a one-time payment payable by Apple and on-going royalties to be paid by Apple to Nokia for the term of the agreement. The specific terms of the contract are confidential.
|Nokia announced today that you can now send messages to your friends, for as long as you like, for free with IM for Nokia. IM for Nokia lets you connect to your friends, colleagues or family members through Nokia’s own instant messaging client. |
Phone calls are one thing. SMS is another. Both very good ways of chatting to people. However, if you’ve got free WiFi access or a reasonable data plan, then instant messaging may well be a preferable option.
IM for Nokia is an instant messenger program that allows you to send messages to anybody else who has the same app installed, as well as one or all of the following: Ovi Mail account, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and MySpace IM. IM for Nokia is currently available from Ovi Store, but will come pre-installed on new devices over the coming months.
When you’ve got a state-of-the-art entertainment phone sitting in your pocket, it’s a shame that it’s not always easy to share your photos, videos and music. Of course, your Nokia phone probably comes with a 3.5mm AV jack or even HDMI output for use with the nearest television. But wouldn’t it be great if you could do all that wirelessly? Yes, it would – and now you can, with the new Nokia Play To app. (See video above.)
| Today Nokia and news network CNN have announced plans for an international agreement which will see Nokia providing rich mapping services to the network. You may have already seen the first fruits of this collaboration when CNN used Nokia’s new 3D maps to show the route of the recent royal wedding procession in the UK.|
The collaboration also includes a new CNN news app available in Ovi Store.
Now that the Internet revolution is here, CNN is adapting to the new way of interacting with it’s audience as well. CNN has embraced getting feedback and discussing issues with viewers on Twitter, even live during broadcasts.
Nowadays, mobile devices are a main way media outlets are dispersing and receiving news as well.
In selected markets, we’re launching a new smartphone today – the Nokia Oro. It’s a premium brand product that incorporates 18-carat gold plating, a sapphire crystal and leather from one of Scotland’s finest Caledonian herds.
Inside, it reaches the same high grade as Nokia’s other recent smartphones. It’s Symbian-based, with the latest Symbian Anna update. There’s pentaband radio connectivity, up-to HSDPA 3G and WiFi.
Nokia has announced Invent With Nokia; a new initiative that encourages people with great ideas for future products and services to come forward and let us know. If your idea is turned into a patent, then Nokia will pay you for it! Read on to find out how you can participate.