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Nokia launches the affordable 603 mobile phone with NFC and a range of colourful backs

Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has announced the 603 handset, aimed at first time smartphone owners upgrading from older products, with a range of different backs and NFC abilities.

Nokia's 603 will arrive with a 3.5-inch nHD 640x360 touchscreen, with a scratch resistant display made from toughened glass and the ClearBlack technology, for better image display outdoors.

The handset is powered by a 1GHz processor, which is found in their MeeGo run N9 device and the recently launched Nokia 700 phone.

On-board is 2GB of internal memory, with support for 32GB microSD cards and a 5 megapixel camera that is capable of 720p HD video capture.

This new phone runs from the latest Symbian Belle OS with six home screens and is the successor to the Symbian Anna platform. The mobile ships with the preinstalled Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Shazam, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Quickoffice and Nokia map apps.

The Nokia 603 is set to be available in Q4 of this year, with a cost attached of 200 Euros and in the colours of black and white, plus a choice six different coloured backs – black, white, fuchsia, green, yellow and blue.

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