With the Nokia Lumia Phones (Nokia’s Windows Phona range) here with us and focusing on the highend and midrange segment of the smartphone market, Nokia Symbian smartphones are here to fill the gap. So, even with the launch of Nokia Windows phone smartphones, most of us in Nigeria and Africa may have to be using Symbian Smartphones (especially entry level users who need cheap smartphones), since it may take a while before Nokia figures out how to build cheap Windows Phone OS based smartphones.
Symbian Phones are no longer recommended, you buy a Nokia Lumia phone instead:
So, here are some of the latest Nokia smartphones based on the Symbian OS i.e. Symbian S60, Symbian^3, Symbian Anna (an update of Symbian^3). Here are Nokia Symbian Belle Phones.
Nokia 500 1GHz Symbian Smartphone
Nokia 500 is Nokia’s first 1GHz Symbian smartphone. It is also the lightest Nokia smartphone based on the Symbian^3 OS running the latest Symbian Anna OS with enough power to support future updates. Nokia 500 features a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 5.0MP camera, 2GB built-in memory with up to 32GB memory card support, GPS with Nokia Ovi Maps, swappable back covers (three colours provided free), Wi-Fi, push email, instant messaging, and social media support.
Nokia 500 is the cheapest Nokia Smartphone running Symbian^3 OS. Despite all these features, Nokia has priced it at 150 Euros before taxes and subsidies (N32,000). So, if you find current Symbian^3 phones too expensive for your budget, this smartphone is for you. It is now available in Nigeria at a price of around N32,000 and is upgradable to Symbian Belle.
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Nokia Oro Luxury Limited-Edition Smartphone
Nokia Oro is a gold plated luxury smartphone. It is a limited edition smartphone targeted at users who want a distinctive look on their smartphone and do not mind spending good money to make that happen. Nokia Oro comes with an 18-carat scratch-resistant gold plating, a home key made from sapphire crystal, premium leather at the back, and an 18 carat gold plated Bluetooth headset.
Feature wise, Nokia Oro is similar to the Nokia C7 Smartphone. It features Symbian Anna on a 680MHz processor, a 3.5-inch AMOLED display with HD viewing capability, 8 megapixels camera with 720p HD video recording, Wi-Fi b/g/n, and high-speed HSDPA internet. Nokia has no plans of officially launching this smartphone in Nigeria (or even Africa) yet. Target markets are Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, China and the Middle East. Price quote from Nokia: 800 EUR (N180,000).
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Nokia X7 Entertainment Smartphone
Nokia X7 is Nokia’s flagship entertainment smartphone. It has a large capacitive 4.0 inch AMOLED touch screen, the largest on an XSeries smartphone. Other features of this smartphone include Symbian Anna on a 680MHz processor, an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, secondary VGA camera for video calling, document viewer, etc.
Nokia X7 is now available in Nigeria priced at around N69,000. It is upgradable to Symbian Belle.
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Nokia E6 Messaging Smartphone
The Nokia E6 is a compact smartphone targeted at business/enterprise and general users. It features a 2.46-inch touchscreen display and a full QWERTY keyboard which makes typing your messages and status updates easy and fast. The Nokia E6 is for people who want to get lots of stuff done with their smartphone while on the move. It is a great replacement for Nokia E71 and E72 Smartphones.
Nokia E6 features Symbian Anna on a 680MHz processor, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, a secondary VGA camera for video calling, 8GB of internal memory with support for MicroSD cards up to 32GB, 3G up to HSDPA, TV out, Web TV, USB on the go, and Wi-Fi. Nokia E6 smartphone is now available in Nigeria priced at around N48,500. It is upgradable to Nokia Symbian Belle.
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Nokia E7 Smartphone for Business
Nokia E7 is Nokia’s flagship smartphone for business users. It features a 4.0-inch capacitive AMOLED touchscreen, with a side slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and is packed with great features for business/enterprise communication. It runs Symbian^3 (upgradable to Symbian Anna) on a 680MHz processor.
Nokia E7 Smartphone features access to up to 10 private emails, secure access to office intranet, full physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and live updates from Twitter 8 megapixels camera, VOIP, and Facebook directly on the homescreen. Nokia E6 smartphone is now available in Nigeria priced at around N77,000 and is upgradable to Symbian Belle.
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Nokia N8 Entertainment Smartphone
Nokia N8 was the first smartphone to run the Symbian^3 OS. It features one of the best cameras on any smartphone; a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and HD video recording capability. The camera also features Xenon flash and autofocus. Nokia N8 Smartphone comes with Symbian^3 (upgradable to Symbian Anna) on a 680MHz processor, anodised aluminium body for a glossier look, and a 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen. Nokia N8 is now available in Nigeria priced at around N65,000 and upgradable to Symbian Belle.
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