Nokia launches range of Symbian smartphones

Nokia today announced a few smartphones from Nokia World in London. They’re powered by a newer Symbian which will “bring significant enhancements in speed and ease of use.”

The three smartphones, the Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6 are all integrated with Ovi music services and apps, including new pedestrian and motorist features, and join the previously announced Nokia N8.

The Nokia E7 is being tipped by Nokia as a business smartphone. It runs Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, which provides direct, real-time and secure access to corporate email inboxes. It’s got a 4-inch touchscreen display as well as a full keyboard.

The C7 is targeted at social networking geeks and lets users get live updates from Twitter and Facebook. It also has a  3.5-inch AMOLED screen.

The C6  has a 3.2-inch touchscreen and Nokia ClearBlack technology, which apparently improves outdoor visibility.  

“Today our fight back to smartphone leadership shifts into high gear,” said Niklas Savander, executive vice president, markets, Nokia.

“Despite new competition, Symbian remains the most widely used smartphone platform in the world.  Our new family of smartphones introduced today feature the all-new Symbian OS, rewritten to be faster, easier to use, more efficient and more developer friendly.”

The Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6 are all expected to begin shipping before the end of the year and will include an updated Ovi Store. They will cost €495, 335 and 260 respectively.