Symbian Belle Powered Nokia 600 Dies Prematurely

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has decided not to put up its Symbian Belle powered Nokia 600 for sale.

The company unveiled the Nokia 600 smartphone, which was touted as the ‘loudest entertainment smartphone' along with the Nokia 700 and 701 at a launch event in Hong Kong.

Nokia said during the launch that the three devices will ship in the third quarter of 2011. While the Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 are already shipping in markets like India and Singapore, the fate of Nokia 600 was unknown before this.

"After careful consideration we have decided not to ship the Nokia 600 to markets, we are constantly continuing to refine our portfolio to bring consumers the best possible range of devices to meet their diverse needs," the company said in a statement.

People believe that Nokia has decided not to launch the device in the light of the launch of its first series of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango based smartphones. Industry watchers were expecting the company to delay the launch of the device but were surprised when Nokia canned it altogether.

The device had a 3.2 inch touch screen display with 640x360 pixels resolution and 2GB of built-in memory. The Nokia 600 also featured a 5MP camera and ran on the new Symbian Belle operating system.