Nokia announces five new mobile phones, including a 3G GSM/WCDMA model
Posted on 14-Jun-2004 21:21
Filed under: News
The company announced the new models during its annual Nokia Connection conference, held simultaneously in Singapore and Helsinki.
Chairman and CEO Jorma Ollila launched the products, including three clamshell phones and a 3G WCDMA smartphone based on Symbian Series 60. Introducing the products, he said, "We have now sharpened our product portfolio in key areas, bringing new phones to the market in the mid-range, and adding more clamshells to our offering." Nokia's ongoing commitment to growth markets was also evident, with the launch of two new color-screen phones tailored for these areas.
Nokia's newest 3G phone, the Nokia 6630 combines 3G, EDGE and Series 60. Nokia says the Nokia 6630 is the first dual-mode, tri-band handset designed to work on 3G (WCDMA), EDGE and 2G networks in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The phone is capable of download speeds of up to 384 kbps and upload up to 128 kilobits per second. Its camera has an effective 1.23 mpixels, with 1 to 6x variable digital zoom for picture and video capture, manual exposure control, sequence mode for fast picture capture, up to 1 hour of video recording and wireless printing directly from the handset utilizing solutions by HP and Kodak. With the built-in memory and in-box MultiMediaCard (MMC), the Nokia 6630 features 74MB of memory in its standard configuration.
The Nokia 6630
Nokia also launched the Nokia 6260 business phone. It offers the latest mobile technology features and applications, including push to talk, email, Bluetooth connectivity and a VGA camera in a fold design. The tri-band Nokia 6260 smartphone is based on the Symbian OS and Series 60. It is expected to start shipping in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and Americas in third quarter, 2004. The estimated, unsubsidized sales price of the Nokia 6260 is expected to begin at €400.
The Nokia 6260
In the mid-range, the Nokia 6170 is a clamshell camera phone with a stainless steel design. The company says the strength of this phone is its flexible messaging options: e-mail, instant messaging, MMS and push to talk all in one handset.
The Nokia 6170
The remaining two phones announced today enhance Nokia's product offering towards mobile subscribers in growing markets. The Nokia 2650 is an affordable, small clamshell phone with a color display and balanced functionality. It is Nokia's first color display phone in the entry category. The Nokia 2600 is a classically designed and easy-to-use phone for small business owners and professionals. It comes with a built-in spreadsheet application for bookkeeping and customizable converter.