Nokia announces powerful family of smartphones and Ovi services at Nokia Worldshowcase; vision of location-based future brought to life
SINGAPORE, September 14, 2010 – At Nokia World, the destination for people passionate about mobility,Nokia today announced a family of smartphones powered by the all new Symbian platform which bringssignificant enhancements in speed and ease of use. The new devices, which are tightly integrated withenhanced Ovi services and apps, reinforce Nokia’s vision of a mobile industry that is increasingly beingdefined by socially connected, location-based devices and experiences.
- Three new smartphones, Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6, which join the previously announced Nokia N8 to form a family of Symbian products.
- The latest version of the Symbian platform brings more than 250 new features and improvementsand retains the familiarity enjoyed by millions of smartphone users worldwide;
- Showcase of the Nokia N8, the ultimate entertainment smartphone and world's best cameraphone;
- Availability of a richer Ovi Store experience – starting with the Nokia N8 – that includes a friendlierlook and feel, and more popular and unique apps and games;
- The latest beta release of free Ovi Maps with new pedestrian and motorist features.
A smartphone for everyone…
Nokia E7 - the ultimate business smartphone. With Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync on board, theNokia E7 provides direct, real-time and secure access to corporate email inboxes and other personalapplications. Equipped with a 4-inch touchscreen display featuring Nokia ClearBlack technology forimproved outdoor visibility and a full keyboard, business users will find the Nokia E7 is the perfectshape and size to work on documents, review spreadsheets, or read and edit slides. For corporatepeace of mind, a combination of business grade security solutions is available. Estimated retail priceis EUR 495 (approx S$860), excluding taxes and subsidies.
Nokia C7 – beautifully crafted, sleek, social networking smartphone. Get live updates from socialnetworks such as Facebook and Twitter and keep track of new email from your Yahoo! or Gmailaccounts directly on the homescreen. The Nokia C7 features a 3.5-inch AMOLED display and astunning combination of stainless steel, glass and soft edges. Estimated retail price is EUR 335 (approx S$580),excluding taxes and subsidies.
Nokia C6 - the small and stylish smartphone. Sporting a 3.2-inch AMOLED display with full touchcapabilities and Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility, the latest Nokia C6 (C6-01) features the best of social networking and mobile entertainment in a stainless steel and glassdesign. Stay connected to email, access millions of tracks through Ovi Music, and download apps andgames from the Ovi Store. Estimated retail price is EUR 260 (approx S$450) excluding taxes and subsidies.
As a smartphone family, the Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6 share several similarities. All are built onthe new version of Symbian, the world’s most popular smartphone platform. It strikes a balance ofinnovation and intuition while offering a variety of improvements and features such as support for multiplehomescreens, visual multitasking, gesture-based interactions and a noticeable reduction in prompts -- allwhile presenting a familiarity that means millions of people can pick up one of Nokia’s new smartphonesand instantly know how to use it. People will also discover free Ovi Maps, access to Ovi Store, messaging,social networking and other experiences that come as a standard across all of these smartphones.
The Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6 are all expected to begin shipping before the end of the year.
…with content for everyone
The new family of Symbian smartphones will include a completely updated Ovi Store experience. The newstore experience is driven by a friendlier user interface and a new collections feature to quickly accesspopular apps and games available now, or soon, such as foursquare, Angry Birds, Need for Speed Shift andReal Golf 2011. Additionally, Ovi Store will continue to offer exclusive apps including Audiotube, Tesco andothers along with favorites such as Fring, Shazam, and Asphalt 5.
For developers, the uniform Symbian platform together with the Qt development environment enables easysmartphone application creation and extensive reach.
A mobile world centered on where you are
Free access to Ovi Maps, the world’s most comprehensive walk and drive navigation, on Nokia smartphoneswas only the start. With the latest beta release of Ovi Maps, available for download today, people will benefitfrom new features and even greater map detail. Ovi Maps beta adds visibility to subways, trams and trains in85 cities around the world, real-time traffic, safety alerts in or out of navigation mode, visibility to parkingand petrol stations, and speed limit warnings. In addition, people can use the improved search capabilitiesand share their location immediately via text messages or email to other browser-enabled phones.
New gear for on-the-go
Nokia also showcased the Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905i offering an improved audio experiencewith active noise cancellation and a collection of five unique new Bluetooth headsets designed for a varietyof needs, including hands-free multitasking, talking and navigating in the car with voice guidance.