Nokia launches “Affordable” Smartphones

Nokia launches two feature-packed, affordable smartphones, bringing the latest smartphone functionality at attractive price points and including market-leading innovation with Symbian Belle.

The Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 extend the range of available designs, features and functionality in the Nokia Symbian smartphone range.


Symbian Belle powers both devices, 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 two 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 both 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) and a sleek and stylish smartphone with the world’s brightest mobile display for indoor or outdoor use (Nokia 701), 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 two 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 affordable smartphone choice.”

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.

The Nokia 701 is 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.

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 accessoriessuch 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.

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.

Siemens SF65 Review


The Siemens SF65 mobile phone features a clamshell design that combines the best aspects of digital photography and mobile communication in one striking device.

Rather than opt for the taditional Siemens candybar style such as the Siemens S65, Siemens mobile have chosen to make the Sieme  ns SF65 a clamshell handset – complete with a swiveling screen, digital zoom and integrated LED flash.

The swivel action screen of the Siemens SF65 harbours a 16-bit internal colour display with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. This solution enables a full 180 degree rotation of the upper half of the handset, which can then be folded back on top of the lower half, creating a digital camera style usage mode.

Taking picture messaging to a new level, the Siemens SF65 features a 1.3 mega pixel SXGA digital camera located on the back of the lower half of the handset, with integrated LED flash, 4x continuous digital zoom and a 65,000 color TFT display. Other features of the camera include 4x digital zoom and a self timer, as well as an integrated LED flash and software for picture editing and adding effects.


A huge 18MB of memory should, according to Siemens, provide enough storage space for up to 55 pictures in maximum (SXGA) resolution, 300 pictures in VGA resolution or a substantial 900 pictures in low resolution.

Connectivity-wise, the Seimens SF65 supports dual-band GSM 900/1800 MHz, in addition to GPRS Class 10 and Infrared for PAN connectivity. Messaging support is comprehensive with SMS, EMS, MMS and a POP3 capable e-mail client, whilst other features include a WAP 1.2.1 browser, J2ME MIDP 2.0 and 64-chord polyphonic ringtones.

Designed to look and feel like both a digital camera as well as a mobile phone, this compact clamshell has a contemporary and paired-down design that has a high quality finish.

Are you looking for a high resolution digital imaging device or a state-of-the-art mobile phone? With the Siemens SF65 you don’t have to make up your mind. This uniquely designed product combines the best of both worlds and can be transformed from phone to camera through its clever swivel function.

Digital imaging has never looked sharper. An integrated 1.3 mega pixel camera turns your mobile snapshots into high quality photographs. And in case you are trying to capture objects that are not close by, this superb camera features 4x continuous zoom function. Whether dusk or dawn – the integrated LED flashlight knows no exceptions as far as When you can take your pictures. Thanks to the integrated 18 MB memory space, you don’t even have to worry how many pictures you take. When selecting the lowest resolution you can store up to 900 photos.


Another eye-catching aspect of this uniquely designed mobile phone is its large 128 x 160 pixel color screen. It can display 65,536 colors and thus make even reality seem pallid. But the full-blown multimedia-experience of the SF65 doesn’t stop there. 64-chord polyphonic ringtones let you enjoy sounds with their high and lows. A set of pre-installed JAVA applications and games allows you to take advantage of all these entertainment skills of the SF65.

Available in Polar White, this fashionable mobile sets new standards in design and finishing. And for all those, who want to still add more to this complete mobile phone, there are numerous Siemens Original Accessories to choose from: select from clever carrying cases or extremely practical hands-free talk options.

SHARP 903 Review

sharp910shFinally, the worlds first 3 megapixel mobile phone is here. The Sharp 903 features a 3.2 mega pixel digital camera with zoom and flash capable of capturing both high quality still pictures and video clips.

The Sharp 903 also features Bluetooth technology allowing for wireless connections to compatible devices, hands-free car kits and headsets for safe driving.

The main display screen is Sharp’s Advanced Super view (ASV) rather than the normal TFT and is used throughout their range of LCD TVs producing a wider viewing angle and crisper display.

Using the internal MP3 player and the 903’s stereo speakers you can share your favourite music with others plus with an expandable 64MB memory card slot you’ll be able to save hundreds of your favourite tracks.

With the Sharp 903 and Vodafone 3G you can make face to face video calls, download the latest mobile entertainment, and keep up-to-date with breaking news and sport headlines.

The Sharp 903 represents a leap forward in mobile imaging and functionality whilst still retaining a good looking stylish handset.

No you really can leave your digital camera at home, the ultimate convergance device has arrived.

Mobile TV is here. Don’t miss it.
From November 1st 2005, Vodafone will be the first UK mobile network to bring you Sky Mobile TV. This exciting new service lets you watch a wide variety of popular channels on your Vodafone mobile.

There’s live Sky News and CNN to keep you up-to-speed with the latest news from home and around the world. Mad about sport? You’ll never have to miss out on the action with Sky Sports News. And if you fancy a flutter, you can see who’s first past the post on Live At The Races.

With Sky Mobile TV, you can catch fantastic channels and programmes on your phone, including MTV, Discovery and Sky One, thanks to our exclusive deal with Sky.

In addition to this, there is also a Variety Pack unique to Vodafone Live!. This includes such great channels as UEFA Champions League, Chilli TV and The Simpsons. Doh!

What’s available?
You can choose between two specially designed Sky Mobile TV packages.

Pack 1 – News Sport Factual

Sky News, CNN, Bloomberg, Sky Sports News, At the Races, Discovery Factual, National Geographic (1), The History Channel.

Pack 2 – Music and Entertainment
Sky One, Sky Movies, MTV, Livingtv, Bravo, Paramount Comedy Channel, Discovery Lifestyle, Nickelodeon, Biography Channel, Cartoon Network.

Variety Pack
Fashion TV, Chilli Extreme, HBO (2) Simpsons (2).

How does it work?
Using Mobile TV couldn’t be simpler. You just select Entertainment from the Vodafone live! menu, select Mobile TV and choose the channel you want to watch. Programmes are streamed to your mobile and there’s no downloading involved, so your phone memory isn’t clogged up. If you receive a call, the programme will stop automatically, so you won’t miss a call while enjoying Mobile TV.

What do I need?
To watch Sky Mobile TV, you’ll need a Vodafone 3G mobile. Mobile TV is available whether you pay monthly or pay as you talk.

You’ll need to be in an area with 3G coverage. Vodafone have excellent 3G coverage in most big towns and cities across the UK. To check if your area is covered, visit

How much does it cost?
Sky Mobile TV is free until 31st January 2006. After that each Sky Mobile TV package costs just £5 per month. *

*Free until 31/1/06. Usage is subject to Vodafone’s fair usage policy. Sky Mobile TV channels and availability subject to change. [Channels and programmes may differ from Sky TV broadcasts and may be modified or made for mobile]. A Vodafone pay monthly contract (existing or new 12 month term) or pre-pay contract required. Subject to 3G coverage, handset capability and network availability. For personal use in the UK only.

Samsung E800 Review

pic1Evolution’s a great thing. We’ve taken everything good about the Slide-Up design and simply…made it better. Cooler and sexier and easier to use, this mobile has got more style than ever before. The hot new Samsung E800, comes outfitted with a semi-automatic slide design and a camera with a distinctive hidden camera Look closer, and you will find that it has some of the most powerful features available in mobile technology today. This high-speed GPRS gem utilizes WAP, MMS, comes with a VGA camera, market-leading 64 polyphonic sound system, state of the art noise cancellation technology, stunning 65k TFT display and support for Java™ applications. The Samsung E800 makes it possible for you to communicate anywhere and anytime, with ease and style. Take a real close look at this design classic. It’s just as good on the inside as it is on the outside.


Compact & Stylish Slide-Up Design

Samsung’s E800 is an amazing phone with a refined slide design, which fits comfortably in your hand. The semi-automatic slide allows you to open the phone quietly, smoothly and with very little effort. Samsung’s new sliding camera phone offers unparalleled convenience of use. With its sleek & clean design it’s one phone that’s here to stay.

VGA Camera with Flash

With the built-in VGA Camera, the Samsung E800 allows you to shoot the clearest of images, anytime, anywhere. Take a close look at another advanced technology masterpiece created by Samsung.

Speaker Phone

The integrated s peakerphone incorporates a state-of-the-art echo cancellation technology and incorporates both noise cancellation and voice clarity functions to let you speak more freely on the fly or in the car. They’ll always be able to hear you loud and clear.

Background Noise Sensitivity

You can talk in the midst of a crowd and the phone will automatically increase the volume and clarity of the incoming call to make it more audible.

Even better than simply raising the volume on your phone, the E800 automatically senses the volume around you to enhance your conversation and keep you from having to run out of the room.

Noise Cancellation Functionality

The first phone in the world to have this innovative technology, the E800 actually suppresses excess ambient noise from around the person speaking so that the person receiving a call can hear the caller loud and clear. The sounds of others will never prevent you from hearing your callers.

Take Samsung to a party and let the E800 keep you in touch with those that aren’t.

64 Poly Ringtones

64 Polyphonic ringtones will make your calls ring through with unmistakable clarity and great sound to boot. This ‘best in the market’ sound will make the difference between you and the rest all the more audible.

Get Personal with Photo Caller ID

Now you can see who’s calling you by his or her very own photo.

With the image saved in your phone, you can view the image of the person calling you, before you answer the call.

The Samsung E800’s Photo Caller ID function provides you with the convenience of using your picture files in ways that are impossible with other mobile phones.

Step up to the latest and greatest in convenience with the E800

65,536 Color TFT LCD

As usual, Samsung leads the way in mobile display quality. The display of the E800 will astounded you with its vivid colors and distinctive class. With its 65,536 color TFT screen the quality of the VGA pictures will come out in true force.

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The screen of the display lets the message come through in vivid life and lets you view your multimedia messages in bright delight.


Just shoot it and send it along with Samsung’s Multimedia solution, MMS.
Multimedia Messaging Service was developed from SMS and makes it possible
to send message with a combination of text, voice, music, and images to other
MMS capable mobile phones. Make multimedia communication your message to
the world as you discover a new way to tell your story.


Make your free time more relaxing with a bit of mobile entertainment.
The Samsung E800’s Java™ based games bring the challenges to you. Enjoy the embedded games and download new Java™ based games for more amusement.

The Java™ capabilities allow you to download programs from wide variety of
Java™ applications – more than just games. You can use the E800 to let you access travel and other information from a variety of websites or download dedicated email programs to view you emails away from your desk.