Posted on 14-Jun-2005 00:56
Filed under: News
Nokia has introduced seven new handsets under the label "Simple Pleasures". Four new slide phones were revealed, including the 3G-enabled Nokia 6280 for WCDMA markets, and the Nokia 6265, Nokia's feature-rich CDMA model. Additionally, Nokia introduced two folding designs and a traditional monoblock design. All seven models are expected to begin shipping in the second half of 2005.
The Nokia 6280 3G slide phone (WCDMA 2100 and GSM 900/1800/1900) comes with a range of features that enable consumers to take full advantage of 3G multimedia opportunities. Equipped with both a 2-megapixel and a VGA camera, the compact Nokia 6280 provides an ideal platform for 3G services such as real time video sharing and two way video calls.
Taking personalization a step further, the Nokia 6280 can announce incoming calls with video ring tones. The Nokia 6280 is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2005, at an estimated retail price of 375 EUR before subsidies or taxes.
The phone comes with a QVGA, 262,144 color display (320x240 pixels) and dedicated camera and zoom buttons. Photos and videos taken with the Nokia 6280 can be viewed directly on the screen and then shared with others via MMS, email or directly printed to compatible printers. Pictures and videos can be stored on miniSD memory cards. Bluetooth wireless technology provides connections to printers and PCs.
The quad-band Nokia 6270 slide phone features a 2-megapixel camera with flash and landscape mode, plus a QVGA, 262,144 color display (320x240 pixels). The phone comes with an integrated email client that supports attachments.
In addition, the Nokia 6270's built-in music player supports a variety of digital sound formats such as MP3 and AAC, with stereo speakers supporting 3D sound effects. A visual radio client rounds out the audio capabilities of the Nokia 6270 phone.
The Nokia 6270 has an estimated retail price of 300 EUR before subsidies or taxes and is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2005.
The Nokia 6111 features a soft slide mechanism. It comes with a 1-megapixel camera and flash, and a 6x digital zoom. The screen (128x160 pixels) supports up to 262,144 colors and displays pictures in either portrait or landscape mode. The GSM 900/1800/1900 Nokia 6111 has an estimated retail price of 270 EUR before subsidies or taxes, and is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2005.
This model offers a number of new messaging options. Push to talk functionality connects to groups or individuals at a push of a button while Nokia Xpress audio messaging enables sharing of voice clips and greetings with friends and family. Pictures can be conveniently shared via MMS, Bluetooth or email.
The Nokia 6060 is a simple dualband GSM 900/1800 or GSM 850/1900 with an estimated retail price of 140 EUR before subsidies or taxes and is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2005. The screen is only 128x160 pixels and supports up to 64K colors. It comes with an Expense Manager application.
The company is touting the Nokia 6265 as its most feature-rich CDMA phone to date. With a 262K color QVGA display (240x320 pixel) display, 2 megapixel camera with LED flash (effective resolution 1.92 megapixels), digital music player, Bluetooth wireless technology and miniSD card support into a compact sliding design that measures only 22 mm. When operated in camera mode, the Nokia 6265 is designed to be used horizontally. The Nokia 6265 includes 24MB of on board memory, and supports all available sizes of widely available miniSD cards, including 512MB and 1GB versions that can store hundreds of 2 megapixel images or digital music files
The phone comes with built in FM radio and digital music player which supports MP3, AAC and eAAC+ files, especially when paired with the optional wireless stereo headset. The Nokia 6265 supports other forms of entertainment content, including 15 frame per second streaming video and downloadable BREW 3.1 or Java 3D applications.
The Nokia 6265 is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2005.
Another CDMA model is the Nokia 2255, designed to be sold as an entry-level mobile device. It includes a 128x128 pixel 64K color display with user selectable 'themes', downloadable MIDI ringtones and an integrated FM radio.
Although an entry-level mobile phone, it includes applications like a spreadsheet, calculator and currency converter, plus handsfree capabilities.
The Nokia 2255 is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2005.
Finally, the Nokia 2125 is another entry-level model, featuring a compact design with metallic trim. Only 21.5 mm thick and weighing in at 85 grams, the Nokia 2125 features a 64K color screen, handsfree speakerphone and an integrated flashlight.
The company believes this model is perfect for first-time and prepaid users.It features voice dialing, voice commands and voice recording, calculator, calendar, alarm clock, and an extensive phonebook supporting multiple entries.
The Nokia 2125 is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2005.