Nokia today unveiled a strategy to connect the "next billion" people to the Internet by leveraging its unique capability to provide emerging markets with powerful yet affordable mobile phones and locally relevant Ovi services. Nokia's vision of "Connecting People" beyond telephony was a highlight at the final day of the annual Nokia World event, and complemented yesterday's rollout of a powerful new family of smartphones and updated Ovi services.
Nokia announced a family of smartphones powered by the all new Symbian platform which brings significant enhancements in speed and ease of use. "Today our fight back to smartphone leadership shifts into high gear," said Niklas Savander, Executive Vice President, Markets, Nokia. Three new smartphones, Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6, join the previously announced Nokia N8 to form a family of Symbian products.
Android 3.0 Gingerbread is going to be released in the mid of October, 2010 which shall be about 15th or the 16th of October. The first handsets which shall be incorporated with the Android 3.0 will be started shipping in November or December.
Nokia recently unveiled the super slim Nokia X3 Touch and Type, with a unique combination of a touch screen and traditional 12 button phone keypad. As Nokia's first 'Touch and Type' phone, the Nokia X3 allows people to tap quickly on the bright color touch screen, as well as enjoy the familiarity of the full keypad for quick fire text messages and phone calls. Expected to be on sale in the third quarter, the Nokia X3 is expected to retail for approximately EUR 125, excluding taxes and subsidies.