The company has announced the Nokia 9300, its new smartphone based on the Series 80 interface. The Nokia 9300 is a slim mobile phone, and when opened, it reveals a full keyboard and a 65,536 color screen.
"The Nokia 9300 will appeal to a wide range of professionals who want powerful functionality from a data-enabled device without compromising the look, comfort, simplicity and usability of a standard mobile phone," said Niklas Savander, senior vice president of Nokia's business device unit. "We believe the Nokia 9300 strikes that balance in one stylish smartphone, without sacrificing the combined functionality that many people require but until now could only get from carrying multiple products."
The Nokia 9300 features one-touch access to personal information and office applications through eight dedicated function buttons on the device's integrated keyboard. A five-way joystick allows users to easily navigate menus to find the features and functions they need to quickly accomplish tasks and find information.
This tri-mode world phone supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks. Five party conference calling via an integrated speakerphone and multiple e-mail clients (with attachments), including BlackBerry Connect support. The Nokia 9300 also integrates infrared and Bluetooth capabilities, giving users two different ways to wirelessly synchronize their devices to a desktop PC or laptop, as well as exchange data with other mobile devices.
The Nokia 9300 has 80 MB (expandable up to 2 GB with an optional MMC card) of free user memory.
Additional features include:
Bluetooth audio support for handsfree conversations
Bluetooth data support and USB connectivity for easy data transfer or synchronization
A variety of email clients with a support for IMAP4, POP3, SMTP, SyncML and BlackBerry Connect
Security features including SSL/TLS, IPsec VPN for secure mobile access to corporate information, equipped with personal firewall and anti virus software
An in-built office applications supporting documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and a PDF viewer, to take your office on the road
MP3 and multimedia player for entertainment in and out of the office
Planned availability for the Nokia 9300 is in the 1st quarter 2005. Nokia will offer two tri-band versions of the Nokia 9300 - one optimized for mobile networks in Europe and Asia (GSM900/1800/1900 MHz) and one optimized for mobile networks in the Americas (GSM850/1800/1900 MHz).