All three touch-screen devices operate on the latest version of the mobile giant?s operating system

Nokia unveils new Symbian smartphones

Nokia has unveiled a new family of smartphones running the Symbian mobile operating system.

Three new models join the recently launched N8 in the vendor’s new line-up and are due to ship by the end of the year.

The E7 caters to the business market, with onboard Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to deliver direct real-time access to corporate email inboxes and other applications. The four-inch touch-screen display features Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility and a full keyboard for editing documents.

The C7 is designed for social networking. Users can get live updates from sites including Facebook and Twitter, as well as keeping track of new emails directly on the homescreen. The device sports a 3.5-inch AMOLED display and a combination of stainless steel and glass.

Finally, the C6 has a 3.2-inch touch-screen AMOLED display and Nokia ClearBlack technology. Users can check email, access tracks through Ovi Music, and download apps and games from the Ovi Store.

All three new smartphones, along with the N8, are built on the new version of Symbian, which offers a variety of features such as multiple homescreens, visual multitasking and gesture-based interactions.

Niklas Savander, Nokia’s executive vice president of markets, said: “Our new family of smartphones introduced today feature the all-new Symbian OS, rewritten to be faster, easier to use, more efficient and more developer friendly.”

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