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Pictures Of Symbian-based Nokia 700 Zeta Smartphone Emerge

Photos of what appears to be the apparent successor to the mid-range Nokia C6-01 have surfaced on the internet with some rather interesting titbits.

GSMArena (opens in new tab) writes that the anonymous source who sent the photos, four in all, did not confirm whether the phone would come with a 1GHz SoC inside as other rumours point to.

But they did indicate that there would be a 3.2-inch nHD AMOLED screen (640x360 pixels), that the Nokia 700 - also known as Zeta or the N7 - would weigh around 80g and be only 10mm thick; designwise, the handset reminds us of a smaller version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.

Other details that have emerged include a five-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash, NFC (near field communications) capabilities, Wi-Fi, Symbian Belle (which is itself an upgrade to Symbian Anna) and a 1080mAh battery.

No details about a potential front facing webcam, onboard memory and storage, the official release date or availability have been published yet. Expect the price of some Nokia handsets to fall abruptly as stocks are cleared to make way for the new handsets.

That said, the C6 Black currently costs as much as £233, which is significantly more than we'd expect from a mainstream smartphone and only £30 less than the Samsung Galaxy S.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.