Nokia 6702 Slide and Nokia 1706 headed for the Chinese market
I don’t know what Nokia’s grand plan is as far as the CDMA market of phones in China is concerned, but if I know one thing, it’s that the Finnish giant must push out new phones to keep interest in their products from waning. After all, are cellphone users in China numbering in the billions, so maybe someone at Nokia feels that there has got to be variety in one’s offerings or else the consumers might get bored.
Enter two new CMDA Nokia phones that should make their way to the Chinese market very soon. First we have the Nokia 6702 Slide, a simple slider phone running what is said to be the Symbian OS, and features that might make it a quite a joy to carry around.
There’s a 5-megapixel camera onboard with Carl Zeiss optics and built-in dual-LED flash, as well as a 2.6-inch 240×320 LCD screen, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, support for USB and Java MIDP 2.0 applications. Its design is reminiscent of most recent Nokia sliders, with a rounded navi-pad flanked by a couple of round home/cancel buttons plus a standard alphanumeric keypad hidden underneath.
Then there’s also the Nokia 1706, a simple candybar smartphone that doesn’t look like it’ll bring anything more than the basics. There is unfortunately not much known about it at the moment besides its name and form factor/design.
Info on pricing and release dates of both of these phones are still unknown, although they should be expected to become available in China soon.