This will be the first attempts of Nokia to bring more powerful devices.
My first impression was, 1 GHz? on a S40?? And this bring me the idea of...If they do this to a S40?? What can I expect to a W Series??
Nokia start (somewhat late) to make a more powerfull phones. And I believe they do this to TEST the new phones they gonna launch.
In white paper there is Nokia will release a dual core phones with 3D Acceleration and more, the only thing I'm concerned is about the prices.
I hope Nokia don't get any "mad" idea than making better phones need a higher prices. And this is for the average-joe, the one that buy freely and happy an Nokia device.
Cheers on Nokia that open their eyes and see is a new era of phones.
S40 has been allways a working horse for them, the better sold low/mid-low ranged phones, and they are betting on sold more S40 for now and wait for the W WP7 phones.
For meego, you will have to wait because that OS is NOT anymore on Nokia plans to be released.
Anonymous, 19 Jun 2011what s40? with 1ghz processor and 512mb ram, pleased released meego not symbian... Realize that Meego is not a Nokia priority, in fact I can bet, they will never release it at all.
Maybe 40's the new 60.:-)
On they other hand, they might have decided to rework the OS using S40 to avoid the complexity of S60. Kinda like what they did to S80.
Nokia is making extremely random and silly business-wise decisions. Almost like they made a Chimpanzee make decisions there. You know that their next phone will have random features.
lol...now a s40 device will make N8,C6-01,C7,X7,E6 and E7 look zombies!!!
all these specs on X7 would have been much more appreciable but still this will result in a total reincarnation of s40... s40 is still successful in many countries but needs some more attention from Elop who is still busy with Microsoft...
Eighter the specs are wrong, eighter we are talking about a new S40 OS with multitasking (without it, the 512MB RAM would be useless) and HD recording and other stuff like that.
The closest thing I can think about is a "smart" dump phone like "Samsung S8000 Jet" ... an powerfull normal phone (not everybody needs smartphones)
I am really intrested in this phone ... Also I am thinking how future Nokia smartphones will look when "normal" phones have 1GHz ?
I aLready Knew About this 5 Days ago........ But yeah.. I was amazed The 1st time i Read it... And i Think it's not impossibLe...
Nokians lost their minds!!!However, I don't mind buying this phone for $100!!
I mean iPhone is useless phone that can't multitask, has 5mp camera and runs HTML5 scripting slower that all the other smartphone. It still has 1GHz something processor, so why can't a Nokia S40 have it?
Well, Nokia IS killing off symbian..new partnership with microsoft for new WP7 lineup..
About s40 though.....this might be a new future..s40 has always been about dumbphones, maybe it has learnt new tricks and therefore not so "dumb" anymore..maybe it has become "smart".
thats what we wanted lower end 4nes 1ghz and imagine higher end phone .
It says our lower phones will compete with your "higher phones", whilst our higher phones take the lead simple.
you guys are not getting it!!
s40 does not support vector 3d graphics and heap memory is 2mb ie it cant play games or run apps larger than 1mb.
so if a s40 is getting that much raw power,it surely means a new incarnation of s40...
java in its best...
or it could just be a marketing strategy....
Nokia cant do this...... i am damn sure they are not that mad.......yes its a waste of processing power...... Better put them on symbian^3 phones .......or make some new gud android phones ......
Just Imagine... if Nokia is going to produce such powerful S40 series phones...then it's interesting to see what Nokia will put in her upcoming Symbian top range smartphones(those few until windows phone 7 take over)