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Nokia unveils its first clamshell alongside Series 90 handset at Mobile Internet Conference

At the annual Nokia Mobile Internet Conference started yesterday in Nice, Nokia introduced three new handsets: 6230, 7200, and 7700.

The tri-band Nokia 6230 (GSM, GPRS, EDGE 900/1800/1900MHz) is a middle-class multimedia model supporting EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD, Bluetooth, and featuring a VGA camera. Still the Series 40 platform implies rather simple PIM apps.

Nokia 6230 specs:

  • 65536 color TFT display
  • Int. still camera
  • EDGE and GPRS
  • Bluetooth
  • Video recording
  • Streaming video and AMR
  • MMC media support
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • MP3/AAC player, FM tuner, stereo (!)
  • XHTML browser
  • PIM apps: calendar, address book, tasks, notes
  • OMA Digital Rights Management 1.0
  • Mobile Wallet
  • Loudspeaker
  • 24-tone polyphony
  • IrDA, USB
  • 97 g weight
  • 5-hour talk time and up to 300-hour standby

Nokia 7200 is company´s first clamshell. This dual-band device (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800 MHz) also features digital camera and FM radio.

Nokia 7200 key specs:

  • 65536 color TFT display
  • B/w external display
  • Int. VGA camera with movie support
  • MMS audio and video, SMIL
  • 16-tone polyphony
  • FM radio
  • XHTML browser
  • PIM apps: calendar, address book, tasks
  • Loudspeaker
  • Java support

The third novelty Nokia 7700 pretends to become the favourite succeeding the 7650. Based on Series 90 and Symbian OS, this handset is optimized for mobile Internet, documents and multimedia. It has original and even frivolous design that doesn´t belittle its features though.

Nokia 7700 works in GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz bands; supports GPRS and EDGE; has 640x320 TFT display with 65536 colors, int. VGA camera, FM radio, supports multimedia messaging. Nokia 7700 has 64Mb memory and supports flash media (MMC I guess), Bluetooth and USB. According to the company, in the future Nokia 7700 will demonstrate content creation features, being capable of recording movies and broadcast them in the DVB-H format via Nokia Streamer SU-6.

Pity, but digital camera in Nokia 7700 supports onlly 640480 resolution (300K pixels), though there are megapixel models in the market as well. Nokia 6230 and 7200 are expected for sale in Q1 2004, 7700 in Q2 2004.

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