Nokia has announced two new handsets: the X7 and the E6. Both devices are running an enhanced version of Symbian 3.0 called “Anna”. With these two new smartphones, Nokia shows no signs of giving up on its Symbian operating system.
Both smartphones feature a new keyboard with Swipe, a more responsive touch interface, improved turn-by-turn Ovi Maps application, new Symbian operating system icons, and enhanced security features. The hardware seems to be improved as well. Both phones have a stainless steel frame with a tighter design, the X7, in particular, is sleek with a nice 4-inch screen.
“We are further strengthening Nokia’s smartphone portfolio with these two new devices, both of which offer a more beautiful and intuitive user experience that will soon also be available for the Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01,” said Jo Harlow, head of Nokia’s Smart Devices business. “With these new products and more Symbian devices and user enhancements coming in the near future, we are confident we can keep existing Nokia smartphone customers engaged, as well as attract new first-time and competitor smartphone users.”