Today Nokia announced two additions to its 3G-enabled mid-range – phones having very modern looks to them and designed to be as ergonomically-friendly as possible: meet Nokia 6500 classic and Nokia 6500 slide Nokia 6500 classic – is a handset housed in the classic (otherwise what was the point for Nokia to add the “Classic” suffix) candy-bar form-factor with seamless casing crafted from anodized aluminum. Music aficionados will be pleased to find out that Nokia 6500 classic comes with 1 Gb of memory onboard and an inbuilt music player. And for the photography-incluned it sports 2 Mpix camera with dual LED flash. Short spec sheet for Nokia 6500 classic: Operating frequency: WCDMA 850/2100 MHz, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, EDGE/GPRS Software platform: Series 40 Dimensions: 109,8x45x9,5 mm Weight: 94 g Display: 240×320 pixles, TFT, 16 mln colors Battery: Li-Ion, BP-6P (830 mAh) Camera: 2 Mpix, video recording Memory: 1 Gb Comes packaged with a wired stereo-headset (HS-82) Connectivity: microUSB, Bluetooth Nokia 6500 classic is expected to start shipping in Q3 2007 for about 320 Euro Nokia 6500 slide – embracing the slider-style form-factor, this handset utilizes the same coating technologies as Nokia 6500 classic, which allows it to resist scratches and finger prints. Consumers keen on imaging and video recording won’t overlook the 3,2 Mpix camera with auto-focus and Carl Zeiss lens, allowing to shoot VGA (640×480 pixels) video, which can be watched on a telly once you link it up with the handset. And music-conscious users won’t come out disappointed either, with the FM radio and music player being chucked in. Short spec sheet for Nokia 6500 slide: Operating frequency: WCDMA 850/2100 Nhz, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz, EDGE/GPRS Software platform: Series 40 Dimensions: 96,5×46,5×16,4 mm Weight: 125 g Display: 2.2-inch TFT, 240×320 pixels, 16 mln. colors Battey: Li-Ion, BP-5M (900 мА/ч) Main camera: 3,2 Mpix with auto-focus and Carl Zeiss lens Forward-facing camera: QCIF (176х144) resolution Support for microSD memory cards of up to 4 Gb Stereo FM radio. Comes packaged with a wired stereo-headset (HS-47) and a 256 Mb memory card Connectivity: microUSB, Bluetooth, video-out Nokia 6500 will start retailing in Q3 2007 for about 370 Euro
“The folks over at the FCC have a new Toshiba toy that they seem pleased with: the Satellite RG4-E02 Pocket PC. Featuring a slide-out QWERTY keypad, the RG4-E02 boasts WLAN, miniSD slot for expanding memory and a camera.The phone is compatible with 3G network services where available, as well as EDGE and GPRS. Being a Pocket PC phone, you get Pocket Outlook for email (POP3/IMAP4 supported), apart from standard SMS/MMS Inbox.There’s also an IM client in the form of Windows Live Messenger. Thanks to Transcriber, your handwritten input gets converted into text – making it easier to send messages. For security, there’s even fingerprint recognition onboard.No word on the pricing yet, but thanks to the FCC clearance, we should see it on the market soon.” via mobilewhack.com
“Building upon a tradition of crafting its most unique and prestigious phones from trend-setting materials like chrome, stainless steel and titanium, Nokia today unveiled the Nokia 8600 Luna, which has been precision engineered from the same material that has inspired both artists and craftsmen for centuries- glass.The melding of nearly opaque smoked glass with unique, soft-touch stainless steel makes the Nokia 8600 Luna as enchanting to behold as it is a joy to touch. Adding to its mysterious allure, a gentle keypad illumination pulsates from beneath the glass case while the phone awaits a call. Combined with the warmth of its glass and stainless steel body, this “heartbeat” transforms the Nokia 8600 Luna from an inanimate object into a trusted companion with an organic, virtually alive form. When a call does beckon, the signature slide movement is carefully balanced to smoothly raise the ergonomic keypad from within its glass cocoon.”An obsession to every detail marked each step in the development process of the Nokia 8600 Luna. We took painstaking effort to ensure that the experience delivered by every surface – from the smoothness of glass against the face to the warmth of stainless steel in the palm to the superior tactile feedback of the keypad – would surpass any and all expectations,” said Heikki Norta, Senior Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “Even the name holds special significance. Much like the Nokia 8600 Luna that we named in her honor, Luna, the goddess of moonlight, was often represented by the Romans as a mysteriously captivating beauty encircled in a soft, yet radiant light.” The balance of aesthetics and ergonomics found in the design of the Nokia 8600 Luna continues in its well thought out feature set. Nokia’s first use of a single micro-USB port not only allows for a streamlined design free of extraneous indentations, it allows owners to streamline common activities – like charging, audio and data connectivity – into a single connection. Quad-band GSM support also allows owners to easily stay connected while they are on the road, while the large, bright display is perfect for sharing images captured with the 2 megapixel camera. The Nokia 8600 Luna is expected to be available during the 2nd quarter of 2007 at an estimated retail price of 700 before taxes and subsidies. For more information, please visit www.nokia8600luna.com. Press photos also available at www.nokia.com/press/photos. Fact sheet available at www.nokia.com/A4140021. About Nokia Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks.