Unveiled today at Nokia Totally Board in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Nokia 3220 is highlighted by transparent Nokia Xpress-On grips, which pulsate with light effects to indicate calls, messages, and in sync with the beat of ringtones. Self-styled cut-out covers and mobile themes, including ringtones, wallpapers, color schemes and light sequences, make personalization simple. The Nokia 3220 comes with a sales tag with an unsubsidized retail price estimated to start around 250 EUR.
From Nokia comes new innovation - Light Messaging. By waving the Nokia 3220 from side to side, the LED lights of the Nokia Xpress-on(TM) Fun Shell light up to "write" a message that appears to float in mid-air. Exchanging messages across a crowded room or at open-air concerts will never be the same.
For a different twist, use your Nokia 3220 as a joystick in the motion games that complement the Nokia Xpress-on(TM)Fun Shell. Literally jump into the action by tilting the phone to move characters through a series of challenges and tests. Two motion games are included: SwampRacer, a high-octane airboat racing game, and AirExpress, where you fly freely around an exotic archipelago world.
With a built-in VGA camera you can send pics and videos using multimedia messaging service (MMS)**. Photos and short videos are easily stored on the Nokia 3220 phone
The Nokia 3220 is a tri-band camera phone that will be available in two versions: a GSM 900/1800/1900 primarily for the European and Asian markets, and a GSM 850/1800/1900 primarily for the Americas. Shipments are expected to start in summer 2004.