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Nokia adds three mobile phones to Classic range

Nokia 6700, 6303 and 2700 due for Spring launch

Nokia 6700 Classic

Nokia 6700 Classic

Nokia has introduced three new mobile phones to its Classic range: the Nokia 6700 Classic, the Nokia 6303 Classic and the Nokia 2700 Classic.

The 6700 Classic is described, by Nokia, as being the latest successor to the popular Nokia 6300. The 6700 features a 5Mp camera, GPS navigation, a 2.2 inch screen and HSDPA connectivity.

Soren Petersen, vice president at Nokia, said: ‘The Nokia 6300 raised the bar in terms of design and premium materials when it arrived in 2006 and topped all sales records for a mid-range mobile phone. Our new arrival shares the same ‘DNA’ as its predecessor and we believe that it will be one of our best selling devices in 2009.’

Nokia 2700 – a budget mobile phone

Nokia has also revealed the Nokia 6303 Classic and the Nokia Classic 2700. The 6303 features a 3.2Mp camera, while the budget 2700 sports a 2Mp camera. More information about all three Nokia Classics is expected to be released at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, however Nokia has confirmed that the three models are scheduled for launch in the second quarter of 2009.

Jon Barrow, Which? mobile phone expert, said: ‘While these releases may not be as exciting as new handsets such as the Nokia N97 or the Apple iPhone, we expect them to be popular models nevertheless. The 6300 was a Which? Best Buy, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the 6700 follows suit’.

The Nokia 6700 is expected to retail for around £215, while the Nokia Classic 6303 and the Nokia Classic 2700 are expected to sell for around £125 and £60 respectively. A 1GB memory card will be supplied with the 6700.

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