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Nokia's 3 New Mid-range 3G Phones in India

Nokia has introduced three new 3G enabled mobile phones in India - E52, 6700 Slide and 7230. All these handsets were announced in November 2009 but are being introduced now, reported Fonearena. These phones are compatible with the UMTS/3G networks and will have a social networking flavor in them. Both Nokia 6700 and 7230 are slider phones while E52 has a candy bar form factor.
Nokia E52 smartphone from E series is a worthy successor to the Nokia E51 model but unfortunately, has been introduced very late in India. Slim and sleek E52 has 2.4-inch QVGA display with up to 16 million color support. This phone has 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and also has built-in A-GPS as well as Nokia Maps support. Nokia E52 has social networking apps integrated and supports Windows Live, Yahoo!, Facebook, MySpace and YouTube. Apart from that, the E52 supports Mail for Exchange, IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, Nokia Messaging, POP/IMAP and select third party solutions. E52 has up to 60MB internal memory which is expandable with up to 16GB microSD card.

Nokia E52 would be available in India for about Rs. 12,400 and might be offered in four colors options.

6700 Slide is yet another 3G enabled handset which was deemed to be made available last year but is being officially introduced now. Do not confuse Nokia 6700 Slide with Nokia 6700 Classic. Blame Nokia for such confusing numbers and not us! Nokia 6700 comes with 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss optics autofocus camera with dual-LED flash and has a dedicated camera button.

This phone comes with Symbian S60 9.3 third edition with feature pack 2. With 60MB internal memory, this phone can hold up to 16GB usable to store music and video. Nokia has also added FM radio and the music playtime of this phone is claimed to be 29 hours but offers 2.5mm audio port unfortunately. This 6700 Slide has 5-way navigational D-pad like key in the centre. These multimedia features may attract many but this phone offers talk-time of 4 hours in GSM mode and 3 hours in 3G mode.

Nokia will sell 6700 Slide for Rs. 11,500 approx. in India and would be available in six colors.

Third in line is the Nokia 7230 which is a 3G enabled smartphone that runs Symbian S40 OS comes with 3.2-megapixel camera capable of recording video at 15 frames per second. Offering 3.5mm audio port, the 7230 has Stereo FM built-in. Nokia offers 2GB microSD card free with this phone as it has 45MB of internal memory and capable of holding up to 16GB microSD card. It offers up to 5 hours talk time on 2G and 3 hours of talk time on 3G networks.

Nokia 7230 would be available in India for about Rs. 7,000 with options for Graphite and Hot Pink colors.

All three phones are 3G-enabled and fall in mid-range price bracket.