Nokia, which has maintained a low profile in the euphoric smartphone market, continues nevertheless to be the leading smartphone brand in India. Nokia is planning to launch three new mobile phones-Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type, Nokia C5-03 and C6-01 in India with prices starting at Rs 6,000.
According to a Nokia Twitter post, X3-02 Touch and Type should be available in India by the end of this quarter. The phone has an S40 user interface, touchscreen display and keypad, and supports Nokia’s Ovi Music Store. The phone uses Symbian OS and has a 5 mega pixel camera.
C5-03 looks like C6-01, but is a lower end device. It uses Symbian^1 and a 600 MHz ARM processor. The phone jas a 3.2 inch LCD resistive touchscreen with a display resolution of 640 x 360 pixels. Nokia C5-03 has a 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus and VGA quality video recording capability at 15 frames per second. It connects using 3G, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, GPRS, A-GPS, Bluetooth and Edge. The device comes free voice guided navigation for life, 2 GB of on board storage that can be increased to 16 GB and has common features such as an FM radio, Java and Flash support, voice commands etc.
C6-01 is Nokia’s replacement of its popular XpressMusic device. The company has used its ClearBlack display technology on a 3.2 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that is capable of 640 x 360 pixel resolution. Nokia C6-01 connects using 3G, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, GPRS, Wifi , A-GPS and Edge. It has an 8 mega pixel camera capable of recording 720p high definition video at 25 frames per second. The phone has a TV out port as well. C6-01 runs on Symbian^3 OS 680 MHz ARM processor. The device has 256 MB of RAM and 340 MB of on board storage. The phone, unlike Nokia’s C5-03, supports DivX and XdiD media. Similar to the C5-03 though it has an FM radio and an accelerator, which help the devices automatically maintain screen orientation based on how the phone is held. C6-01 supports Java and Flash and takes voice commands. According to web reviews though, the phone’s battery life is disappointing, and text inputs in Symbian still isn’t as developed as it is in Android and iOS.
Other problems with Nokia’s devices might be a dearth of apps relative to smartphone platforms such as iOS. It is not known for sure how much these phones will cost, but these among others should be launched in India by Nokia over the coming months and its likely they will cost about as much as is mentioned against each, above.