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Nokia 700 Smartphone With Symbian Belle Unveiled

Nokia has pulled back the curtain on a brand new handset, the Nokia 700, which adopts a straightforward naming convention that may mean the end of separate sub-categories (N-series, E-Series etc).

The Nokia 700 - formerly known as Zeta - marks the introduction of the next generation Symbian mobile platform, Belle, which takes over from Anna. The handset comes with a 1GHz SoC and a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, the same found on the more mainstream Nokia 500.

The smartphone however comes with some significant improvements like the inclusion of the ClearBlack screen technology inherited from the Nokia N9 and Near Field Communication features that will enable the Nokia 700 to embrace that ecosystem.

There's also a five megapixel camera with AF and flash with 720p recording capabilities, 2GB onboard memory, Wi-Fi, a microSD card slot, Nokia Maps, Bluetooth 3.0, FM Radio and an array of available colours. Nokia quotes more than 400 minutes of talk time in GSM mode and 270 minutes in 3G.

Expect the handset to be available soon with a suggested retail price of 270 Euros before taxes and subsidies, which compared to what Sony Ericsson is delivering with the Xperia Mini is quite expensive.