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Nokia Launches 2700, 6700 and 6303 "Classic" Mobile Phones

Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia has announced three new mobile phones that are built using the company's winning formula of refreshing popular ranges over the years.

The 6700 Classic for example, is the successor to the Nokia 6300 but looks like a metal version of the Nokia 6220 Classic with which it shares the 5-megapixel camera, the Assisted GPS with Nokia Maps and HSDPA connectivity.

But the exterior is significantly different as the 6700 Classic sports a full metal keypad and frame and is available for 235 Euros SIM-free. That's substantially cheaper than the Nokia 6220 Classic which sells for £240 at

Nokia has also included the "tap command" feature to the 6700 which can mute the mobile in an instant.

As for The 6303 classic, it comes with a 3.2-megapixel camera with AF and two LED flash, a 2.2-inch LCD screen, a microSD card reader, Nokia Maps and a 3.5mm audio jack. With a more rounded design, it is likely to attract a younger audience.

Another noteworthy aspect is the phone's battery life. It packs an incredible 7 hours worth of talktime and up to 17 days on standby (yep) using a standard battery, while keeping it thin - 12mm only. The Asking price? Roughly £125 Sim-Free with a 1GB card out of the box.

The entry level phone offered by Nokia is the 2700 Classic which is expected to be sold for as little as £60. A clear competitor to the Sony Ericsson G502, it comes with a 2-MP camera (no news about any flash), a MP3 player and a 3.5mm headphone socket.

The Series 40 mobile phone supports GPRS and Bluetooth and even has a FM radio plus a card reader. With a bit of luck, you should be able to get it on Three's £9 per month contract.

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Our Comments

You can expect to get all those phones free on a contract. We managed to get our 6220 Classic free on a £20 contract - no reason why the 6700 Classic won't be available in that price range. The phones should start selling as from July this year (ed: Isn't that yet another Tube like paper launch?)

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