Not launched from the stage but merely leaked out by press releases were the 6710 Navigator and 6720 Classic. The first features pre-licensed Nokia Maps (of course), a dedicated navigator key, plus a ‘touch area for easy zooming’. The 6720 Classic is a candy bar design and its innovation is ‘active noise cancellation’ for voice calls, a S60 first. Both devices have the usual 5mp camera and S60 spec level, including TV out.
Key Hardware and Software Features on the 6710
- User Interface: S60 3rd Edition
- Dimensions: 104.8 x 50.1 x 14.9 mm (L x W x T), 2.6” inch outdoor optimized QVGA display
- Weight: 117 g
- Display: 2.6 inch QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
- 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and high quality flash
- High speed Internet access (HSDPA/HSUPA and WLAN)
- Around 50 MB for user memory, 2GB microSD card, support for up to 16GB memory
Navigation Features on the 6710 include
- Built-in GPS: Nokia Maps 3.0 with integrated GPS, Assisted GPS (A-GPS) support
- Integrated compass pedestrian guidance
- Access to locations, maps and routes with Navigator key
- Maps support in Calendar, Contacts and Gallery
- Zoom area for easy browsing and easy zooming of maps and images
- Drive and Walk navigation included with premium content such as real time traffic information, current whether, POI content eg movies, events etc.
- Regional maps preloaded on the device
- Navigation ready to use without SIM-card
- Full voice-guidance
Talking about the Maps experience,Nokia said: “The recent integration of Maps with Ovi allows people to pre-plan their journey at home on their PC and synchronize with their mobile device. Additionally, Maps has been updated to include a number of new features such as high-resolution aerial images, 3D landmarks for over 200 cities, terrain maps, weather service, premium travel and events content and traffic and safety warnings. With both of the new devices including a compass, working in conjunction with the new features of Maps, the pedestrian navigation experience has been significantly improved.”Included in the box of the 6710 Navigator is the Nokia CR-111 car holder, which “cradles the Nokia 6710 Navigator easily in the car and completes the driving navigation solution. For those that want a little extra, there is also the Nokia Speakerphone HF-310, which boasts high quality hands free with echo cancellation and noise reduction.”The Nokia 6710 Navigator will join in the third quarter with an estimated retail price of 300 EUR, before taxes and subsidies.
Key Hardware Features on the 6720
- Curved design that fits face and hand
- User Interface: S60 3rd Edition
- Dimensions: 110 x 45 x 14 mm (L x W x T)
- Weight: 110 g
- Display: 2.2 inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) with up to 16 million colors
- Battery: Nokia Battery BP-6MT, 1050 mAh
- Memory: Up to 50MB internal memory, support for up to 8GB microSD memory card
Key Software Features on the 6720
- Active noise cancellation
- Advanced imaging features with 5 megapixel camera
- WB-AMR supported for 2G/3G
- Easy sharing of photos and videos, attached with location information – online sharing to web, phone to phone, or on TV screen
- Built-in GPS: Nokia Maps 3.0 with integrated A-GPS, city compass, map rotation, pre-installed maps in microSD
- HSDPA/HSUPA data connection for fast web browsing and uploading/downloading
- Ovi Share and NGage Gaming support built in.
The Nokia 6720 appears to be the new baseline for S60 phones, and the inclusion of both GPS features and the continuing expansion of NGage away from the Nseries range is a welcome sight. The Nokia 6720 classic is expected to begin shipping in the second quarter of 2009 at an estimated retail price of 245 EUR before taxes and subsidies.