HONG KONG – Today Nokia announces the Nokia 600, its third smartphone built for the new operating system update, Symbian Belle. The Nokia 600 is designed to provide an all-in-one entertainment hub and has the (dubious?) honour of being our loudest smartphone to date. All the specs and features after the break.
The Nokia 600 is made to get the party moving with a super loud speaker inside (it’s rated at a window-rattling 106 phon). Option two for music is an FM transmitter so you can blast your music through the nearest radio; and third, the FM receiver has an internal antennae, so you don’t have to plug in earphones to listen.
Like our other new smartphones launched today, the Nokia 600 also comes with NFC, so you can use it with accessories like the Nokia Play 360° speakers, as well as tap to share pictures and use other emerging NFC apps. The free, NFC-enabled versions of Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja included in the package are another way to use the technology.
Running through the specs, the Nokia 600 is powered by Symbian Belle and a 1GHz processor. The display is 3.2-inch nHD capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels. It measures 111 x 53 x 13mm and weighs 100g.
The Nokia 600 comes with a pentaband radio, and supports 3G data rates up to HSUPA standards, as well as WiFi and Bluetooth. As you’d expect, there’s also A-GPS with an accelorometer and magnetometer. There’s 2GB of internal memory on board, with support for up to another 32GB of storage using a MicroSD card. There’s a 5-megapixel full-focus camera on the back, with an LED flash, that can take stills and 720p video. The battery will last for up to 15 hours talk-time on GSM, and up to 550 hours in standby.
And here it is in motion:
The Nokia 600 will be available in black, white, pink and lime flavours from the third quarter of 2011. Before taxes and operator subsidies, it will cost around EUR 180.
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