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Nokia axes plans for the 600

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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:

After careful consideration we have decided not to ship the Nokia 600 to markets, we are constantly continuing to refine our portfolio to bring consumers the best possible range of devices to meet their diverse needs.

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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posted on 02 Nov 2011, 11:15 1

1. dha_george (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)

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

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 13:17 2

4. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Lumia 800 looks much better then HTC or Samsung offerings.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 11:27 3

2. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)

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

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 13:20 1

5. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 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.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 12:36

3. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 14:57

6. hepresearch (unregistered)

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

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 15:38

7. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 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.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 16:36

8. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

ASHA Cambodian means "active person".

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 03:43

9. fenixsama (Posts: 32; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


posted on 04 Nov 2011, 14:10

11. hepresearch (unregistered)


posted on 03 Nov 2011, 13:28

10. Q8cavalry (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Nov 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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