Nokia unveiled a trio of new CDMA handsets during the CTIA Wireless 2005 show in the US. These devices include the Nokia 2115i phone, a handset for first-time and prepaid wireless users; the Nokia 3155 phone, a mid-tier folding phone; and the Nokia 6155 phone, a well-featured folding camera phone.
The Nokia 2115i offers voice dialing and voice commands, allowing users to use speech to make calls and access most-used functions. A built-in speakerphone keeps hands free for other tasks, and allows multiple people to join in on calls. Optional Xpress-on color covers allow users to personalise the phone, and it comes with a built-in flashlight
The 3-ounce Nokia 2115i is expected to be available during the second quarter of 2005.
The Nokia 3155, combines a 262K color display and folding design with a mi-range price point. The Nokia 3155 features dual displays, including a 128 x 160 pixel primary display, 12MB of user memory for images, downloadable applications, MP3 ringtones, PDA information and more, and voice functionality including voice dialing, voice commands and voice memos. A built-in speakerphone and PC synchronization for PIM information, with integrated stereo FM radio and downloadable themes.
Weighing in at less than 4 ounces, the Nokia 3155 is expected to debut during the third quarter of 2005.
The last of the new CDMA models, the Nokia 6155, is a compact fold-style camera phone featuring a 1-megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, built-in LED flash and support for video recording and playback at a full 15 frames per second. The Nokia 6155 features dual TFT color screens, including a 262K color primary display that makes viewing streaming video content or using advanced downloadable applications with 3D graphics and animation a true multimedia experience.
An available mapping, routing and navigation system provides Nokia 6155 users with high quality graphical maps and turn-by-turn instructions via text, voice and graphics. The system also includes an extensive list of points of interest - such as restaurants, bars and hotels - and can provide not only directions to these locations, but send information to friends via text messaging and directly dial the establishment from within the navigation application.
The Nokia 6155 also supports enhanced voice command functionality. Enhanced Voice Commands allow the Nokia 6155 to recognize speech for dialing and often-used commands without the need for the user to record 'tags' to train the device first. For the highest-quality ring tones, the Nokia 6155 supports 64 voice polyphonic ring tones, true musical tones in MP3 and AAC formats, and even video ring tones that add visual excitement to incoming calls.
The 4.4-ounce Nokia 6155 is expected to become available during the fourth quarter of 2005.
"These three new CDMA handsets help to enhance Nokia's CDMA product range by filling well-defined market segments with winning products. The Nokia 2115i offers Nokia style and quality for those desiring a basic voice phone, the Nokia 3155 brings a solid feature set and fold design to value-conscious consumers, and the Nokia 6155 delivers the newest high-end wireless features to the upper mid-tier of our range," said Timo Ihamuotila, senior vice president of Nokia's CDMA business unit.