The technical excellence of the new Symbian range from Nokia

Nokia 701 vs Apple iPhone 4 display brightness comparison [Oct 1, 2011]


PhoneArena examines the 1000 nits display on the Nokia 701 via an improvised outdoor comparison with the Apple iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S II, about which you can read on:

Thousand points of light: the brightest mobile display to date on the Nokia 701 compared [Oct 1, 2011]

If we are asked which feature we’d like improved on current smartphones, apart from the obvious contender battery life, we’d answer screen brightness. Average pixel density we can live with, but the brighter the display the less annoying its outdoor usage, especially if you have that old yellow star shining directly on your phone’s screen while you are trying to quickly look up a contact, or check a website.

The Nokia 701 manages to cram in the brightest screen on a mobile phone to date, which, with its 1000 official nits, is almost 50% easier to see outside than the LG Optimus Black, for example, with its 700 nits, or the previous champion Nokia E6 with its 900 nits. The E6 excels in pixel density, though, with its Retina Display-like 325ppi.

Now let’s cut to the chase and examine this sweet 3.5”LED-backlit IPS-LCD display on the Nokia 701, with 360×640 pixels and the ClearBlack technology, which manages to shine like a crazy diamond with 1000 nits of brightness. In short, having a stronger backlight, or whatever other trick the screen manufacturer is using to make the display brighter, is great outside. Compared to some other phones we put it next to in the sunshine outdoors, it was way more visible at full throttle.

To put things in perspective, we compared the Nokia 701 outside with the Apple iPhone 4, which can hit peak brightness of about 600 nits, not shabby at all, and the Samsung Galaxy S II, which goes up to around 400 nits. Nokia says that due to the ambient light sensor the effect on battery life is minimal, as you won’t always have the screen at peak brightness, but it’s good to have a luminous display when you need it, and we tend to agree. Our unscientific test showed that running an HD movie at full brightness claimed about 30% more juice out of the battery than at average luminousity, but that can be said for most other smartphones as well.


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Background details:

The already announced gradual phase-out of the current Symbian based flagship smartphone line means a significant upgrade first, both in hardware and software capabilities (please note the great hardware commonality as well as the differentiation factors between the different models):

Dhrystone Performance:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon/Scorpion: 2.1 DMIPS/MHz
  • Marvell PJ1 Sheeva: 1.46 DMIPS/MHz
  • Marvell PJ4 Sheeva: 2.41 DMIPS/MHz
  • ARM1136: 1.25 DMIPS/MHz
  • Cortex A8: 2.0 DMIPS/MHz
  • Cortex A9: 2.5 DMIPS/MHz

Nokia N701
1GHz ARM 1136JF-S CPU, 512MB RAM, 1024 MB ROM +1908 MB Flash EEROM and Symbian Belle, €290 ($408) before taxes and subsidies

Nokia N700
1GHz ARM 1136JF-S CPU, 512MB RAM, 1024 MB ROM+1908 MB Flash EEROM and Symbian Belle, €270 ($380) before taxes and subsidies

Nokia N600
1GHz ARM 1136JF-S CPU, 512MB RAM, 1024 MB ROM +1908 MB Flash EEROM and Symbian Belle, €180 ($253) before taxes and subsidies

Nokia N500
1GHz ARM 1136JF-S CPU, 256MB RAM, 1908 MB Flash EEROM and Symbian Anna, €150 ($211) before taxes and subsidies

Display and User Interface

– Screen size: 3.5″- Resolution: 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels)- IPS-LCD- 16 million colours; 160° viewing angle

– ClearBlack display

– Corning® Gorilla® Glass

– Capacitive touch screen

– Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)

– Proximity sensor

– Ambient light detector

– Screen size: 3.2″- Resolution: 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels)- AMOLED- 16 million colours

– ClearBlack

– Capacitive touch screen

– Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)

– Proximity sensor

– Ambient light detector

– Screen size: 3.2″- Resolution: 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels)- TFT display- 16 million colours

– Capacitive touch screen

– Orientation sensor (accelerometer)

– Compass (Magnetometer)

– Proximity sensor

– Ambient light detector

– Screen size: 3.2″- Resolution: 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels)- TFT display- 16 million colours

– Capacitive touch screen

– Orientation sensor (accelerometer)

– Compass (Magnetometer)

– Proximity sensor

– Ambient light detector

Memory

– Internal memory: 8 GB- MicroSD memory card slot, up to 32 GB – Internal memory: 2 GB- MicroSD memory card slot, up to 32 GB – Internal memory: 2 GB- MicroSD memory card slot, up to 32 GB – Internal memory: 2 GB- MicroSD memory card slot, up to 32 GB

Data network

– GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33- HSDPA Cat10, maximum speed up to 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps- GSM CS data 9.6/14.4/HSCSD MSC6- GSM GPRS data class 33, GSM EGPRS data class 33, DTM 32- WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n with UPnP support- TCP/IP support- Capability to serve as data modem- Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes -GPRS/EGPRS: Class B, MSC 32 (max 6 RX, max TX, max speed UL/DL= 236,80/296 Kbits)- HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s- HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s- WLAN IEEE802.11- Capability to serve as data modem- Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes – GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33- HSDPA Cat. 10 maximum speed up to 14 Mbit/s, HSUPA Cat. 6 5.7 Mbit/s- WLAN IEEE802.11- Capability to serve as data modem- Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes – GPRS/EDGE release 6, class B, multislot class 33- HSDPA Cat10 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps- WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g- Capability to serve as data modem- Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes

See the full hardware specification table in PDF. That table includes the Operating Frequency, Connectivity, Power Management, Camera and Video Cameras aspects of the specification as well.

See the overall Features comparison of these models in PDF as well. Here are the Key Facts are joined by Messaging and communication, Camera, Internet and Media, Connectivity, and Accessories set of features.

Nokia launches three no-compromise mass-market smartphones powered by Symbian Belle [Nokia press release, Aug 24, 2011]

Nokia 700, Nokia 701 and Nokia 600 smartphones introduce latest Symbian software update while new NFC-enabled stereo Bluetooth headset takes advantage of NFC pairing and sharing functionality

Espoo, Finland and Hong Kong – Nokia today announced the launch of three feature-packed, mass market smartphones, bringing the latest smartphone functionality at attractive price points and including market-leading innovation with Symbian Belle. The Nokia 700, Nokia 701 and Nokia 600 extend the range of available designs, features and functionality in the Nokia Symbian smartphone range. Symbian Belle powers all three, with single-tap NFC technology sharing and pairing, the most personal user interface so far and a more powerful mobile Web browsing experience. As well as allowing content to be shared between devices, NFC capabilities allow any of the three new smartphones to pair with NFC-enabled mobile accessories such as speakers or Bluetooth headphones and headsets. To extend the range of available NFC-enabled accessories, Nokia is also announcing the launch of the Nokia Essence Bluetooth Stereo Headset, which can be paired with any NFC-enabled smartphone simply by tapping the two devices together.

While all three smartphones contain recognizable Nokia features, they each represent a very distinct set of priorities to allow users to choose what matters most in a smartphone. The most compact touch screen monoblock smartphone in the world (Nokia 700); a sleek and stylish smartphone with the world’s brightest mobile display for indoor or outdoor use (Nokia 701), and Nokia’s loudest entertainment smartphone (Nokia 600) all bring firsts to the Nokia product portfolio.”After bringing exciting new features to the Symbian user experience only two months ago with Symbian Anna, we are now driving the platform even further with our most competitive Symbian user experience ever,” said Ilari Nurmi, Vice President at Nokia. “Symbian Belle and the three new handsets we are launching today show our commitment to continue delivering Symbian products that allow people to choose what is most important to them in terms of user experience, design, functionality and price. These will not be last products or updates we will deliver on Symbian.”

“With the announcement today Nokia has made it clear that Symbian will continue to play an important role in its product portfolio along side Windows Phone 7” said Nick McQuire IDC. “There is a sense of urgency in the way improvements and innovation are being delivered to the platform that demonstrates how committed Nokia is to make Symbian products a competitive smartphone choice.”

Nokia 700: Nokia’s smallest smartphone

At only 50 cubic centimetres, weighing 96gm and at 110 x 50.7 x 9.7 mm, the Nokia 700 not only becomes Nokia’s most compact smartphone in the Symbian range, it is the most compact touch monoblock smartphone in the world. What it lacks in size it makes up for in functionality, with single-tap NFC sharing and pairing capabilities, a 1Ghz processor, 3.2 inch AMOLED screen ClearBlack display, 2GB of internal memory (with the option of using a 32GB microSD card for a total of 34GB), HD video capture and 5MP full focus camera with LED flash. The Nokia 700 is also Nokia’s most eco-friendly smartphone. With a long battery life, extensive use of eco-friendly materials and features to minimize battery consumption, it is the perfect smartphone for any environmentally-conscious smartphone user.

Nokia 701: Nokia’s brightest smartphone

The Nokia 701is a sleek, slim smartphone incorporating the world’s brightest ever mobile phone display, based on a 3.5 inch ClearBlack display that makes it perfect for indoor and outdoor use. It also has active noise cancellation for the clearest sound quality and, like the other new smartphones, provides single-tap NFC pairing and sharing capabilities, allowing content to be shared and sound to be streamed wirelessly to headphones and NFC-enabled speakers.Based on the popular Nokia C7 design, the Nokia 701 smartphone also has a 1GHz processor, 8MP full focus camera with dual LED flash and 2 X digital zoom, 2nd front-facing camera and HD video capture. It comes with 8GB internal memory and the possibility to increase to 40GB by installing a 32GB microSD card.

Nokia 600: Nokia’s loudest smartphone

The Nokia 600 smartphone delivers a big sound and a big personality in a small package and is Nokia’s loudest at 106 Phons. With built-in FM radio antenna for listening to radio without headphones and FM transmitter that makes it possible to broadcast music from your phone to any FM radio, the Nokia 600 is a music-lover’s dream. With 60 hours of music playback time, an incredibly powerful internal loudspeaker and the ability to also stream music wirelessly to NFC-enabled accessories, it is the perfect smartphone to get the party started.

Available at a lower price point than the Nokia 700 and Nokia 701, the Nokia 600 still comes with a 1 GHz processor; 5MP full focus camera with LED flash and HD video capture, and 2GB of internal memory with ability to increase to 34GB using a 32GB microSD card.

Symbian Belle

Symbian Belle is the latest in a series of planned software updates to the Symbian platform, which started with Symbian Anna and will continue into 2012. Symbian Belle increases the number of home screens from three to six providing more room to display applications and services. Live widgets, now come in five different sizes, making the home screens come alive and giving users more flexibility to personalize the user experience. It also includes a pull down menu and taskbar to access notifications from any of the home screens and further enhancements to the Web browsing experience. All in all, Symbian Belle provides Nokia’s most competitive, seamless and intuitive Symbian experience so far.

One of Symbian Belle’s most exciting features is the single-tap NFC sharing and pairing capability. This allows contacts, videos and images to be shared with other NFC-enabled devices and smartphones, as well as pairing with NFC-enabled mobile accessories such as speakers and headsets. Gaming fans also benefit from the NFC capabilities of the new handsets with the ability to unlock additional levels in Angry Birds or find a hidden blade in Fruit Ninja just by touching two NFC-enabled devices together. On the Nokia 701 smartphone, which comes preloaded with Asphalt 5, two friends can even pair to compete on the same racetrack.

Nokia Essence Bluetooth Stereo Headset
The new Nokia Essence Bluetooth Stereo Headset uses special active noise cancellation technology to eliminate an unprecedented 99.8% of background noise – delivering pure, high-fidelity sound no matter how noisy the surroundings for people who don’t want to sacrifice audio quality when going wireless. Using NFC technology, the Bluetooth headset can be paired with any NFC-enabled smartphone simply by tapping the two devices together.

Symbian Anna now available for download [Nokia press release, Aug 18, 2011]

Symbian Anna – the latest software update for Symbian smartphones – is available for download starting today*.

Symbian Anna significantly enhances the user experience on the Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01 and Nokia E7. A new user interface, virtual QWERTY keypad in portrait mode, split-screen messaging, enhanced Nokia Maps, better web browsing and stronger security are just a few of the improvements that people will be able to enjoy. Symbian Anna can be downloaded using the latest version of Ovi Suite (version 3.1.1) on a PC, or over-the-air directly to your smartphone**.

“Nokia’s Symbian smartphones are used by millions of people around the world every day, addressing specific consumer needs and providing choices at many price points,” said Ilari Nurmi, Vice President at Nokia. “Symbian Anna represents a significant update to the experience those users have and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Symbian, which will see up to 10 more phones introduced over the next 12 months, further updates to the user experience and support for the software until at least 2016.”

Key features with Symbian Anna:

User interface: Symbian Anna brings a fresh new look and feel to the Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01 and Nokia E7 with crisp icons and multiple usability enhancements. Typing on the touchscreen is much easier with a split screen, so you can see message threads, webpages, contacts or email view while typing on the virtual QWERTY keypad – now also available in portrait mode.

Maps and navigation: Symbian Anna enhances Nokia Maps with better search functionality, new public transportation routes and the ability to check-in to favorite geo-social network sites like Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter

Browsing: A faster, easier-to-use browser, delivering quicker page loads and improved device navigation allowing people to connect more easily to their favorite sites on the go.

Better for business: Symbian Anna brings true business-grade security with improved data encryption on Nokia smartphones. Business users with a Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01 or Nokia E7 can now easily and securely access their company intranet with IPSEC and SSL VPN enablers.

Near Field Communications (NFC): The Symbian Anna software update also activates the NFC hardware in the Nokia C7, so people can now simply tap their Nokia C7s together to share contacts, photos, videos and play games; easily pair with NFC-enabled accessories from Nokia and others; and read NFC tags to check-in and more

*The precise rollout schedule of the Symbian Anna software update varies from market to market.

**Method of delivery of the software update differs from market to market and operator to operator.

Notes to editors:

Symbian Anna key features:
– Virtual portrait QWERTY for fast, one handed typing
– Split screen view while typing; so you can see message threads, webpages, contacts or email
– An easier to use and faster browser, delivering quicker page loads and improved navigation
– Refreshed Nokia Maps including simpler search, new public transportation routes and the ability to check-in to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or local social networks
– A feature to share your location via email and SMS (even to non-Nokia phones)

Features for business users:
– Instant messaging and presence with Microsoft Communicator Mobile
– E-mail enhancements including full meeting request support
– True business grade security with hardware accelerated encryption
– Easy and secure intranet access for business users who want to access their company intranet

Features for developers:
– Flashlite 4
– Java Runtime 2.2
– Qt Mobility 1.1
– Qt4.7

Visit www.nokia.com/symbiananna for more information.

Launch: the Nokia 500 – fast, light and multicoloured [Nokia Conversations [Official Blog], Aug 1, 2011]

Today sees 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.

If you’re looking for a low-cost, full-function smartphone, then the Nokia 500 should meet your needs and more. As you can see from the pictures, this is a touch-screen phone. It’s got a 3.2-inch capacitive touch display, with a screen resolution of 640 x 360 pixels. On the back, there’s a 5-megapixel camera that can also capture video – ideal for holiday snaps and days out.

The Nokia 500 comes with the latest Symbian Anna OS, offering a refreshed UI, a better browser and split-screen messaging. As you’d expect, preinstalled you’ll find the latest version of Nokia Maps for free drive and walk navigation, plus you can download every other app you might need from the Store. If you’re anything like us, then your first week with the phone will be occupied filling and then emptying the phone of dozens of apps. The music player is complemented by an FM radio receiver and Internet Radio access to all the music and news you might need, not just from your own country, but from around the world. Social Media is catered for through the Social app, bringing friends’ updates to your homescreen.

Under the hood, there’s the 1GHz processor – allowing for plenty of oomph when you’re multitasking lots of apps or doing something extra-demanding. There’s 2GB of storage memory, plus the possibility of increasing this by a further 32GB using the micro-SD card slot. Like all our recent smartphones, it offers pentaband radio coverage so world travellers need never be out of touch, 3G data up to HSUPA speeds [that’s a whopping maximum speed of 5.8Mbps nowadays, by the way]. There’s also Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi b/g, as you’d expect. The phone measures 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1mm and weighs in at 93g – lighter than any other Symbian^3 phone to date.

It’s also worth mentioning the battery, which despite the faster processor, still manages to pull off a very respectable performance. For us, that’s an absolute priority. The battery will see you through 5-7 hours talk time, 450+ hours in standby mode or up to 35 hours of music playback, if that’s your thing.





And here it is in video form:

The Nokia 500 will be available in black and white varieties, black first and then white before the end of the year. And there’s three different-coloured back covers in the box. More colours for these will become available soon – including purple, azure blue, pink, coral red, orange and dark silver. Having seen the hot pink versions of the Nokia N8 and N9, we’re convinced that colour will win a lot of fans.

Excluding any local taxes or operator subsidies, the Nokia 500 will cost just €150 before taxes and subsidies, and will be available from the third quarter of this year.

More details are available at http://www.nokia.com/500. What else would you like to know about the Nokia 500?

About Nacsa Sándor

Lazure Kft. • infokommunikációs felhő szakértés • high-tech marketing • elérhetőség: snacsa@live.com Okleveles villamos és automatizálási mérnök (1971) Munkahelyek: Microsoft, EMC, Compaq és Digital veterán. Korábban magyar cégek (GDS Szoftver, Computrend, SzáMOK, OLAJTERV). Jelenleg Lazure Kft. Amire szakmailag büszke vagyok (időrendben visszafelé): – Microsoft .NET 1.0 … .NET 3.5 és Visual Studio Team System bevezetések Magyarországon (2000 — 2008) – Digital Alpha technológia vezető adatközponti és vállalati szerver platformmá tétele (másokkal együttes csapat tagjaként) Magyarországon (1993 — 1998) – Koncepcionális modellezés (ma használatos elnevezéssel: domain-driven design) az objektum-orientált programozással kombinált módon (1985 — 1993) – Poszt-graduális képzés a miniszámítógépes szoftverfejlesztés, konkurrens (párhuzamos) programozás és más témákban (1973 — 1984) Az utóbbi időben általam művelt területek: ld. lazure2.wordpress.com (Experiencing the Cloud) – Predictive strategies based on the cyclical nature of the ICT development (also based on my previous findings during the period of 1978 — 1990) – User Experience Design for the Cloud – Marketing Communications based on the Cloud
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