Nokia announces trio of phones

Nokia, the most successful cell phone manufacturer to date, is back with three more handsets for the masses. Sure, it won’t break the bank or look flashy to go along with your Ferrari (if you own one), but it will certainly make millions and millions of ordinary Joes on Main Street happy with the Nokia 6700 classic, the Nokia 6303 classic and the Nokia 2700 classic. All three devices go back to the basics, built on the similar premise that helped Nokia cement and consolidate its position as the world leader in cell phones. The new trio merges the functionality and user experience required in today’s hectic times, accompanied by premium designs and beautiful materials for a well built handset that won’t be priced out of the working man’s budget. Let’s look at the individual handsets right after the jump.

First of all we have the Nokia 6700 classic that will succeed one of Nokia’s most successful products to date, the Nokia 6300. According to Soren Petersen, Senior Vice President, Nokia, “The Nokia 6300 raised the bar in terms of design and premium materials when it arrived in 2006 and topped all sales records for a mid-range mobile phone. The Nokia 6700 moves that bar even higher with a beautiful, slim design and perfectly balanced practicality. Our new arrival shares the same ‘DNA’ as its predecessor and we believe that it will be one of our best selling devices in 2009.” Let’s see whether the heavens will bring to life Petersen’s belief. The Nokia 6700 features a full metal keymat, a 5 megapixel camera and aGPS for easy navigation with Nokia Maps.

As for the Nokia 6303 classic, this entry level handset comes with a 2.2″ display, a 3.2 megapixel camera and is also pre-loaded with Nokia Maps. Nice to know Nokia has included a 3.5mm audio jack that will keep music loving people happy. Last but not least is the Nokia 2700 classic that might be cheap but it does not skimp on features. You get up to 2GB of additional storage via a memory card slot, a built-in MP3 player and a 2 megapixel camera. Guess entry level phones these days are much more decent compared to what we have last time. The Nokia 6700, Nokia 6303 classic and Nokia 2700 classic will retail for 235 Euros, 135 Euros and 65 Euros, respectively, before taxes and subsidies. Expect all three to hit major global markets in the second quarter of this year.

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