RING THE BELLE

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - REVIEWS -

There used to be a time when Nokia spelt trust. Not any­more. While we wait for Nokia’s first Win­dows Phone de­vice, we have in hand one that runs on the new Sym­bian Belle. The new OS still can’t com­pete with the IOS and Android. How­ever, Nokia lovers who have never ex­pe­ri­enced any other OS will love this de­vice. Like the C-7, the 701 too has a metal body with curved edges and a 3.5-inch ca­pac­i­tive dis­play. The in­ter­face has un­der­gone a change as it now al­lows us to add dif­fer­ent sized icons to the home­screen. And all the ap­pli­ca­tions are placed in the main menu, in­stead of in an ap­pli­ca­tion folder. Un­like older Nokia phones, this one has a 1 GHZ pro­ces­sor that speeds up the

time the de­vice needs to han­dle de­mands like mul­ti­task­ing, brows­ing, email, down­load­ing apps, etc. But the on­screen key­board in por­trait mode feels cramped and we strug­gled a lot while try­ing to use it for mes­sages and email. With most other phones in­creas­ing the megapixel count, the Nokia 701 too has an 8 MP cam­era. But in de­fault mode, im­ages are cap­tured at 6 MP res­o­lu­tion. This phone is Nfc-en­abled and al­lows users to ex­change data be­tween two Nfc-en­abled de­vices.

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