The latest Symbian Belle operating system powered Nokia 701 touch-screen smartphone has a design which is inspired from Nokia C7 00. Having given it a similar styling proves that this is Nokia’s favorite styling as the Finnish giant has even used it in the gold-plated Oro and has yet again used it. Nokia 701 has a solid and fairly slim, alloy body which is made even tougher with the Gorilla Glass technology used for protecting its touch screen display which also prevents scratches on the screen that might ruin your viewing experience. It’s gen-next, Nokia ClearBlack display is based on the IPS LCD technology and promises 1000 nit brightness and 160-degree viewing angles. LED backlit IPS TFT capacitive color touch screen of this phone is sized at 3.5 inches and displays 16 M colors and renders fine resolution of 360 x 640 pixels. It has typical touch-features as an accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate and proximity sensor for auto turn-off and also boasts multi-touch input method. Studded with such great features, this Nokia phone still stands out for its 1 GHz processor, 2D/3D graphics HW accelerator with OpenVG1.1 and OpenGL ES 2.01. It weighs 131 grams and measures 117.2 mm, 56.8 mm and 11 mm in length, width and height respectively. The phone comes in an array of cover colors as steel dark, silver light, amethyst violet and white.
A good set of music features are offered with Nokia 701 and makes it even more desirable. It has an integrated stereo FM radio with RDS and FM transmitter (play via radio), good quality MP3 player that play music in MP3/eAAC/WAV/eAAC+/WMA audio formats and also a TV out.
A commendable 8.0 mega pixels camera is given to Nokia 701 by its makers which can click clicks pictures in 3264 X 2448 pixels resolution. The photos can also be geo-tagged. What is even more admirable about its camera is that it can shoot 720p HD videos @ 30fps and the video player of the phone allows video formats as MP4, H.263, H.264,WMV. The phone also has a photo editor for editing and improvising the quality of its still images. A USB mass memory device placed inside the phone facilitates storing photos, documents and more data.
With memory support to sustain practically unlimited phonebook entries, photocalls, it is quite evident that Nokia 701 has enormous memory in form of in-built 512 MB RAM and 1 GB ROM. There is already 8 GB memory and the phone can manage call records of missed, dialed and received calls up to 30 days. Nokia 701 further expands its memory to 32 GB via a compatible microSD card.
Enormous talk time of up to 17 hours (2G) and 6 hours 45 minutes (3G) is allowed for the Nokia 701 users. Its rechargeable Li-ion polymer battery rated at 1300 mAh (BL-5K) capacity is quite powerful to offer even 71 hours 25 minutes of music playback time which is another great thing.
The audio quality heard on Nokia 701 is thrilling. It has quality speakers and music output via 3.5 mm audio jack is great. The phone supports vibration alerts, MP3 and polyphonic ringtones. Its active noise cancellation with dedicated microphone is it’s another worthy feature.
With integrated GPRS/EDGE (class 33) network connection and advanced software features as Flash Lite 4.0, it is certain that Nokia 701 can do wonders in the Internet-based functionality. Henceforth, it supportsWi Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth v 3.0 with A2DP/EDR and microUSB v2.0 for local data connectivity.The 3 G speed is given to this device with HSDPA 14.4mbps and HSUPS 5.76mbps. Nokia 701 also has USB on-the-go support
Nokia 701 supports SMS (threaded view), MMS, emails, Instant Messaging and Push Emails. The phone has the capability to serve as data modem and also support MS Outlook synchronization of contacts, calendar and notes.
Nokia 701 supports web browsing via it’s in built WAP 2.0, xHTML, HTML browser and get RSS feeds. The handset is also JAVA MIDP 2.0 enabled.
The Nokia 701 runs on 2G GSM network on quad band frequencies of 850/ 900/1800/1900 MHz and penta-band operating frequencies of 850/ 900/1700/1900/2100 MHz on WCDMA network.
The Nokia 701 has in-built games and also allows its users to download more to meet their amusement and gaming requirements.
There is in-built A-GPS receiver and digital compass in Nokia 701 which facilitates auto navigation with voice guidance for its users.
Nokia 701 is packed with a 1 GHz processor and Symbian Belle operating software which makes it capable of flawless performance. Its graphics co-processor is also improvised and delivers great support to the performance of the phone just as its core processor. This smart device also has 512 MB RAM and 1 GB ROM support. It makes it quite evident that the phone has immense potential. Its battery prowess further enhances it.
Nokia has wisely kept its design familiar and has took inspiration from its own Nokia C7 00 while designing it. It is another durable and strong Nokia device with a Gorilla Glass for protecting its touch screen and slim alloy body. Its 3.5 inches wide touch screen is claimed as the brightest ever (even better than LG NOVA display). Nokia has also given it NFC support, a feature that set its connectivity features as unique and innovative. It is rather appropriate to refer this Symbian smartphone, Nokia 701 as a complete package. It has integrated new, rather upgraded operating software and a very powerful 1 GHz processor. Its inherent goodies also include FM radio, built-in games, music player, video player, 8.0 mega-pixels camera, 1300 mAh battery, integrated 8 GB memory,Bluetooth with A2DPand many more. Its design is sleek and it is one of the lightest 3 G phones.
Nokia 701 has Symbian Belle operating system which is a new one and has not yet established itself as the most loved and user friendly operating software amidst almost biased fondness for Android. The phone does not have a unique design and there is nothing new about its design.
Nokia 701 is the newly announced Symbian touch-screen bar phone which is expected to debut in third quarter of 2011. Nokia 701 is the torch bearer as Nokia plans to upgrade its Symbian operating system. Belle is a bold step forward and the Nokia 701 is the pioneer.Its upgraded processor (of 1GHz CPU coupled with 512MB RAM is a great add on), plus its sturdy design and brilliantly bright display (1,000 nit display based on IPS LCD technology) are its biggest assets. NFC support is another major transformation and in fact, Nokia has plans to use it on all their devices and this idea is again being pioneered through their new device, Nokia 701. It's an innovative addition which shall refurbish the usual connectivity features set. Price of Nokia 701 can be checked at a Nokia store as it has been officially announced that the phone will launch soon, most probably by September/October of 2011.