Nokia is introducing a new Series 60 smartphone, the Nokia 3250. The device comes with a design that allows changing the traditional phone keypad into dedicated music keys.
The new phone come with up to 1 GB (gigabyte) of memory to store high quality music and offers 10 hours of music play.
In addition, consumers can take advantage of the Nokia 3250's two-megapixel camera and smartphone capabilities. The triband GSM 900/1800/1900 model is expected to start shipping in the first quarter 2006 with an estimated retail price of 350 EUR before subsidies or taxes.
By twisting the Nokia 3250 keypad 180 degrees, consumers can toggle between the music controls and the traditional phone keypad. The music player of the Nokia 3250 supports a wide array of digital music formats such as MP3, WMA, M4A and AAC.
Additionally, songs can be downloaded over-the-air and favourite songs can be set as ringtones. The Nokia 3250 supports microSD memory cards of up to 1 Gigabyte with storage capacity for up to 750 songs. An FM radio with Visual Radio client complements the Nokia 3250's complete music package.
Using the Nokia Audio Manager software, users can convert their favourite CDs into digital music files, and "drag and drop" their personal music collections and favorite playlists directly from a computer into the phone
Nokia is working to ensure that the Nokia 3250 is compatible with a number of accessories from industry leading brands such as Bose, Harman Kardon, JBL and Sennheiser Electronic.
The Nokia 3250 is based on the Series 60 platform and Symbian OS and is the first of a series of "Nokia XpressMusic" devices.
The Nokia XpressMusic is a dedicated feature brand that identifies music-optimized mobile devices. Each mobile device with Nokia XpressMusic shares key features that ensure the best mobile music experience, including dedicated music key(s), music pause/resume on incoming calls, support for 3.5 mm connectors and extended battery life.
The Nokia XpressMusic logo will begin appearing on sales packages and promotion materials for music-optimized Nokia devices starting with the shipment of the Nokia N91 and Nokia 3250.