Nokia Introduces Two Bluetooth Enabled CDMA Mobile Phones
Posted on 26-Oct-2005 23:57
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Nokia is introducing the mid-range Nokia 2855 and 6165 mobile phones, each weighing under 4 ounces and compatible with a range of Bluetooth technology enabled accessories such as wireless headsets and car kits as well as other Bluetooth technology enabled devices including laptop PC's and even new automobiles.
Besides Bluetooth technology, both the Nokia 2855 and 6165 phones feature support for downloadable Java or BREW applications, streaming audio and video content and customizable MIDI ringtones. Both the Nokia 2855 and 6165 phones are expected to be available during the first half of 2006.
"With the Nokia 2855 and 6165 phones, Nokia is filling a gap for Bluetooth technology enabled CDMA handsets at a mid range price point," said Larry Paulson, vice president of product marketing for Nokia's CDMA business group. "Along with the Bluetooth technology, consumers will be attracted by the hallmark Nokia design and will appreciate the ease of use delivered by the signature Nokia user interface, while operators will be drawn by the ability to deliver value-added services like applications, messaging and ringtones."
The Nokia 2855 features a color palette including metallic-finish indigo or cabernet. Nokia says it is the company's most affordable Bluetooth technology enabled CDMA handset. The device comes with a 128 x 160 pixel 262K color main display, supports MMS (network dependent) and customizable themes. It features a phonebook with room for up to 500 entries - each allowing for 5 phone numbers, e-mail address, web address and a notes field per entry. Additional features of the Nokia 2855 phone include an integrated handsfree speakerphone, voice memo recorder and voice dialing, plus high-fidelity MP3/AAC ringtone support.
The Nokia 6165 phone shares the feature set of the Nokia 2855 phone, with the addition of a full 1megapixel camera with flash and built-in infrared technology to provide support for all major types of connectivity - Bluetooth, USB cable, and infrared. Support for location-based services allow the Nokia 6165 phone to take advantage of mobile applications that take advantage of positioning information for accessing information on nearby points of interest, directions and more (network dependent). Other features of the Nokia 6165 phone include support for capturing, sending and viewing video, and streaming video capabilities.