Many people have been anticipating the release of Nokia’s 600, which would provide the world with a mid range mobile phone. Powered by the Symbian operating system, the 600 was to give Nokia fans another reason to love their favourite brand; as evidenced by the sheer demand at the online o2 shop. However, it seems like the 600 just want not meant to be. Despite Nokia’s announcement back in August regarding the creation of the 600 as well as their 700 and 701 handsets, they have now simply changed their minds. The 600 was slated to be one of the first mobile phones equipped with the Symbian Belle operating system. After a close inspection of their markets and clientele, Nokia designed that launching the 600 would not be conducive to their company.
Granted, it is very rare for a company to announce the release of a new device and then three months later, rescind the announcement. Especially baffling is the money already invested into the device. Many point to Nokia’s wanting to create a new look for their mobile phones. Also, some say Nokia doesn’t want to overextend their currently heavy Symbian mobile phone line. Some say that adding the 600 would have been just one more too many phones based on this operating system. Despite the decision to pull the plug on the Nokia 600, it is still in the works to release the Nokia 603 in the future. This phone will also feature many similar aspects of the Nokia 600. For instance, it comes equipped with a 1 GHz processor. It has a camera with a resolution of 5 megapixels. The Nokia 603 will also include the Symbian Belle. However, a major change is in the display. The 600’s display was reported to measure 3.2 inches. The 603 will have a larger display measuring at 3.5 inches. While some may grieve for the loss of the 600, the 603 should be released in the near future.