Nokia axes plans for the 600

Nokia axes plans for the 600
Nokia has abruptly decided to cancel all plans for the unreleased Symbian Belle powered 600 saying that they have decided not to ship it to markets after careful consideration.

The Nokia 600 appeared to be a mid-range offering set to launch as an alternative to the Finnish manufacturers upcoming Windows Phone devices. The 600 features a 3.2-inch capacitive display and is powered by a single-core 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Around the back of the smartphone is a 5 megapixel camera that can record video in 720p HD. However, now that it has been cancelled even before it’s never seen the light of day that camera will never be put to use.  

In a statement issued by Nokia in regards to the cancellation of the 600 this is what they had to say:



The axing of the Nokia 600 comes only a week after they pulled the covers off of the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 Windows Phone handsets. Nokia wasn’t clear if the overall response of the two new devices led to the 600’s unfortunate demise. Nokia appears ready to go all in with Windows Phone and might even make Symbian a thing of the past. Tell us what you think.

source: Phone Scoop

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600
  • Display 3.2" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 2 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(6.50h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. dha_george

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

might just be me but all of the nokia windows phones look kinda cheap compared to the offerings coming from htc and samsung.

4. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Lumia 800 looks much better then HTC or Samsung offerings.

2. rafael.roque

Posts: 78; Member since: Jul 03, 2010

Thank you Nokia, you sure know how to turn away your loyal customers with left field announcements like this.

5. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I think 600 was canceled because of 603. PA is obviously trying to convince readers that Symbian is more dead than it actually is.

3. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

WTF? Is Nokia becoming like S.Elop and canceling the 600 or did Elop offer that idea too?

6. hepresearch unregistered

^^^ WAS a loyal Nokia customer... :'-(

7. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

That's sad...but maybe even better for Nokia. There are 701, 700, 603...why wait for something with lower specs when they are Asha line around the corner? Production line of this model would be a waste of money so I think it was a good move. But strange and a little bit problematic for Nokia when it comes to PR.

8. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

ASHA Cambodian means "active person".

9. fenixsama

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

MeeeeeGooooooo...

11. hepresearch unregistered

MeeGone...

10. Q8cavalry

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Hopefully Nokia commit suicide... Man i hate that Brand since it first appeared 87' They always think they know how to lure the market but all they know is how to be more stupid than before Nokia disconnecting people ==> that's a logo for you Nokia

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