Nokia introduces a new Symbian device, the Nokia 603

Nokia 603
New Nokia 603

Today at a media event in Turkey, Nokia introduced a new Symbian smartphone, the Nokia 603. A colorful device powered by a 1GHz processor, sporting NFC, a seamless smooth design and running Symbian Belle.

The interface in Symbian Belle has been greatly improved since previous version, Symbian Anna, and gives a modern feeling offering up to six home screens and extended customization. Widgets can now have different sizes and can be placed freely on one of the startscreens, unlike the more locked down feel of its predecessor. The browser should now also be four times faster then before, and offers enhanced compatibility with modern web standards like HTML5. Latest version of Maps allows free, turn-by-turn navigation in both standard and Drive views for in-car use.

Nokia 603 is very responsive even while multitasking between many applications, but this power doesn’t mean you have to worry about your battery all the time. It’s rated to last for seven hours talktime, and 460 hours in standby, longer than other phones with this sort of feature set. The phone measures 113.5 x 57.1 x 12.7mm and weighs 106.9g. As you probably come to expect from Nokia, the device offers support for many communication methods, like Pentaband reception (WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900), Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi and the latest HSDPA 3G – offering downloads up to 14.4Mbps.

Nokia 603 comes with a 3.5-inch ClearBlack display under toughened glass to make sure your screen is visible even in bright sunlight. The screen offers nHD resolution (640 x 360 pixels) and 16 million colors. The phone also comes preloaded with Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Shazam, Microsoft Office Communicator, QuickOffice, Adobe PDF reader and Vlingo.

 Official press release

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