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Nokia set to bring 700 and 701 next month, leaves 600 behind

We got to try out two of Nokia’s latest smartphones sporting the latest Symbian OS named Belle, the Nokia 700 and Nokia 701. There were three that was announced last month but Nokia decided not to bring the music smartphone Nokia 600 to the country due to price competition with other current Nokia phones.

Symbian Belle

When I tried Symbian Belle, I was impressed with the speed improvement over the first Symbian but I’m not sure if it’s mainly due to the 1GHz powering the new Nokia phones. It doesn’t have much difference from Anna aesthetically so the best way to tell if it’s Belle is the pull-down status bar and notifications straight from the lockscreen. Overall, Belle feels much better, smoother and will simply be a treat to Symbian fans out there.

Onto the phones.

Nokia 700

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We talked about the Nokia 700 before. It’s more of ladies phone with its slim, sexy form and variety of colors. This small phone packs a 1GHz processor, a 3.2-inch AMOLED Gorilla Glass display, a 5-megapixel fixed focus camera and a 2GB storage with room for a microSD expansion.

Nokia 700 Specs:
3.2″³ AMOLED display @ 360×640 pixels
Clear Black Display (CBD)
Gorilla Glass Display
1GHz processor
Symbian Belle OS
2 GB storage, up to 32GB via microSD
HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
5MP fixed-focus camera with LED flash
Video recording 720p @ 30fps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, A2DP
GPS w/ aGPS support
NFC support
Colors: white, silver, black, black/red, black/blue
Li-Ion 1080mAh battery

Nokia 701

At first glance, the Nokia 701 looked just like the Nokia C7. I won’t fault you if you thought it was the C7. It’s actually an updated C7 with a 1GHz processor (compared to 680MHz) and Symbian Belle. It has the same 3.5-inch screen size but Nokia claims the 701 has the brightest screen for a smartphone. Frankly speaking, I couldn’t tell the difference between the screen of the 700 and 701.

Nokia 701 Nokia 701

Just like the C7, the 701 also has the same 8-megapixel camera and 8GB internal storage with microSD support. The Nokia 701 also has a TV-out by way of the 3.5mm port on top, you just need the necessary 3.5mm to RCA cable for it.

Nokia 701 Specs:
3.5″³ IPS LCD display @ 360×640 pixels
Clear Black Display (CBD)
Gorilla Glass Display
1GHz processor
Symbian Belle OS
8 GB storage, up to 32GB via microSD
HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
8MP fixed-focus camera with dual-LED flash
Video recording 720p @ 30fps
NFC support
FM radio tuner with RDS
GPS w/ aGPS support
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, A2DP
Colors: Silver, Black
Li-Ion 1300mAh battery

The Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 are set to arrive this October but prices are not yet set on stone. Estimated price for the 700 is in the P10k ““ P15k range while the 701 will be in the P15k ““ P20k area. If you really want the Nokia 600, perhaps the grey market can help you.

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  • Griswold

    Noooo…. we want the Nokia 600!!

  • jm

    sir pag grey market pa ano ibig sabihin? orig ba yung binebenta nila? and bakit walang manufacturer warranty silang binibigay puro service lang? pls help, gusto ko bumili ng xperia neo sa grey market since walang local release ang xperia neo.

    • yung grey market units hindi dumaan sa official channels. mga galing ibang bansa at binebenta dito. typically mga grey units walang official warranty unless yung product ay may international warranty like Apple products.

  • ME

    13,990 and 15,490!

  • lau beruin

    Belle is HOT! literally!!

  • bong

    what…………. nokia 600 is not included.ohh we want the musicphone nokia 600….plsssssssssssssssss.come to the philippines this october

  • bong

    where to find grey markets here in the philippines,pls.tell.we want 600-the musicphone

  • bong

    where can we find grey market in the philippines?pls tell

    • grey market usually greenhills. or yung mga online stores like kimstore.

      • bong

        is it cheaper than the usual price.and i canbuy right now?pls tell.i can wait

  • bong

    why ..why nokia 600 not to ship in the philippines?i dont need nokia 700 or 701, i want nokia 600-musicphone.thats what i want.i love the sound loud and high speed connection

  • Jam

    if you are going to compare it with sony ericson xperia ray.. which is better nokia 700 or xperia ray?

    • i’ll go with ray. better display and android is not a dying OS.

    • bong

      hey pls reply us .we want the nokia 600 not the 700 or 701.we want the big sound of nokia 600.pls..pls .plssssssssssssss include
      in the shipment to the philippines

      • hi bong. it’s not our call. will let you know though if we saw a store here selling Nokia 600.

        • bong

          oh really, where is that?is it really here in the philippines,are they included in the shipment?wow….tnx but i need the tag price?how much?

          • bong

            hello calvin pls tell, have you seen stores selling nokia 600 now?how much a.s.a.pkahit grey market sa greenhills,and how much?pls….pls..pls

          • nope wala pa rin. will post about it para lang sayo pag may nakita ako. hehehe.

          • bong

            ok tnx kung ganun.pls help me ..a.s.a.p gusto ko tlga yan kahit 2nd hand pa.ok

  • nengsss

    Hi sir, could you help me out? I’m planning to buy a new phone, I’m considering an iphone but then I came accross nokia 701 and it caught my interest. I know iphone4 is better in so many aspects but practically a lower priced phone, with decent features, is also ideal. I don’t really need a super high tech phone, i just want one that would serve its purpose well. What is worth choosing based on price and specs, n701 or iphone4? Thanks!

    • based on specs it’s definitely the iphone4. you would get the most out of it compared to the 701. dont want to try android? they have lots of phones in different price points. the recently released sony ericsson xperia ray has very good specs and features for its price.

      • nengsss

        thanks! i’m going to consider your advise 🙂

  • darwin

    for me, belle fp1 is better than gingerbread

  • colicab

    Hi there Mr. Calvin as of now how much is Nokia 701??