The news today is that Prism design is no longer reserved for the more expensive handsets. Today the budget Nokia 7070 Prism was made public along with three other handsets - the Nokia 1680 classic, the Nokia 2680 slide, and Nokia 5000. The four new mobile phones targeted at the so-called 'replacement buyers' in emerging markets - people that have used a basic mobile phone and are looking to change it for a more advanced model.
The Nokia 7070 Prism is a compact dual-band clamshell (that's right). It has a 65K TFT display with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels and weighs only 78 g.
It also sports up to 11MB of user memory for storing MP3 ringtones and has a 1000-entry phonebook. It also has GPRS support and an email client. Unfortunately, there's no USB or Bluetooth support to transfer files. A built-in camera is also absent.
The Nokia 7070 Prism will be available with either a Pink or Blue accent for around 50 euro in Q3 2008.
The Nokia 5000 sports a thin 11.1 mm design and a number of lively colors. It boasts a 1.3 megapixel camera, FM radio, a music player and Bluetooth support. There's also GPRS, EDGE and email support.
The Nokia 5000 runs on the S40 user interface and it probably greatest advantage is the QVGA resolution of its 2-inch 65K color TFT display.
The Nokia 5000 will be available in Cyber Green, Neon Blue and Perfect Purple in Q2 2008 somewhere in Q2 2008 for around 90 euro before subsidies and taxes.
The Nokia 2680 Slide is another entry level phone this time with a VGA camera. It has a 65K color TFT display with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels and sports Bluetooth, FM radio and MP3 ringtones support.
An email client and GPRS/EDGE support are also present. The Nokia 2680 Slide will be available in Slate Gray, Night Blue, Orange and Violet in Q3 2008 for an approximate price of 75 euro before subsidies and taxes.
And finally, the Nokia 1680 classic seems like the successor of the Nokia 1650 - at least they share a rather common design. Dubbed as the most affordable cameraphone to date, the Nokia 1680 classic offers a basic VGA camera with video recording.
The Nokia 1680 classic also offers an email client, GPRS/EDGE support, and MP3 ringtones. It has a 65K color TFT display with 128 x 160 pixels resolution, but unfortunately there's no Bluetooth available.
The Nokia 1680 classic will be available in Black, Slate Grey, Wine Red and Deep Plum in Q2 2008 for around 50 euro before subsides and taxes.