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Nokia 600 Handset Goes Solo In Android Fight

The Nokia 600 is one of three smartphones launched by the Finnish company that aim at kickstarting the company's revival and reaffirming its (short term) commitment to Symbian.

Like the two other models, the 700 and the 701, the 600 comes with a 1GHz system on chip (possibly the OMAP3630 used by the Nokia N9) and is powered by the Symbian Belle mobile platform.

The smartphone is however significantly cheaper than either of the others, making it the most likely candidate to help Nokia fight the wave of more powerful entry level Android handsets.

At 180 Euros before taxes and operator taxes though, it is more expensive than say, the ZTE Skate or the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini while offering a decent but not spectacular set of features.

It also comes with 2GB internal memory, a microSD card slot, FM transmitter and FM radio, HD video capture, a 3.2-inch display (640x360 pixels), A-GPS, a five megapixel camera with an LED flash and what Nokia describes as the loudest speaker in the Nokia range.

Like its siblings, it will be shipped in the third quarter of 2011 with a Belle update likely to follow for Symbian-3 smartphones as well as more Symbian handsets in 2012.