Today, under the headline "Simple Pleasures", Nokia introduced four new GSM handsets. It's interesting that none of them is a traditional bar phone - three sliders and one clamshell were announced.
Nokia 6280 is a compact 3G slider with extensive features running a new version of the Series 40 platform. The phone is equipped with two cameras - one 2MP for high-quality photos and one VGA for video calls. It also features a high-resolution QVGA (240x320 pixels) display, Bluetooth and miniSD card slot. The Nokia 6280 is expected to begin shipping in the 4Q 2005, at an estimated price of 375 EUR.
Nokia 6270 is similar to Nokia 6280, but it is a quad-band phone, instead of 3G. It also lacks the second video camera, but it has built-in stereo speakers. The Nokia 6280 is expected to begin shipping in the 4Q 2005, at an estimated price of 300 EUR.
Nokia 6111 is a small stylish tri-band phone with soft slide mechanism. It comes with 1 MP camera, the 262K colors TFT display can be used as a viewfinder in both landscape and portrait mode. The features also include Bluetooth, FM radio, MP3 player and Push to talk. The Nokia 6111 has an estimated retail price of 270 EUR and is expected to begin shipping in the 4Q 2005.
The dual-band Nokia 6060 clamshell offers all the basic communication features at an affordable price. It will be available 3Q 2005 at about 170 EUR.
In addition 3 new CDMA phones were introduced - Nokia 6265, Nokia 2255 and Nokia 2125.
Nokia press release
Simple Pleasures: Nokia introduces seven new mobile phones
Nokia Connection 2005, Helsinki, Finland - Today, at the Nokia Connection events in Helsinki and Singapore, Nokia introduced seven new handsets under the heading "Simple Pleasures." Four new slide phones were revealed, including the 3G-enabled Nokia 6280 for WCDMA markets, and the Nokia 6265, Nokia's most feature-filled CDMA model to date. 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.
"Today's launches showcase Nokia's commitment to offer consumers easy-to-use mobile phones in a variety of desirable designs - regardless of cellular technology," explains Kai Öistämö, Senior Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia. "Whether it features WCDMA, GSM or CDMA internal circuitry, or whether it offers mobile music, mobile photography or 3G services, a handset must be easy to use in order to bring tangible benefits to consumers. Simplicity is the key for technology to enrich peoples' lives."
Nokia 6280: Bringing video sharing and video calls to life
The compact 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 bright QVGA, 262,144 color display (320x240 pixels) of the Nokia 6280 highlights the phone's excellent photography capabilities. With dedicated camera and zoom buttons, the Nokia 6280 creates a natural, user-friendly conventional camera experience by operating the photography function in a horizontal landscape mode. 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 conveniently stored on the Nokia 6280's miniSD memory card. Bluetooth wireless technology provides easy linkage to printers, PCs and enhancements like the Nokia 616 car kit and the Wireless Boom Headset HS-4W, also introduced today.
Nokia 6270: Quadband slide phone offers music and megapixels
The versatile Nokia 6270 slide phone features a 2-megapixel camera with flash and landscape mode. With a modern and refined design, the Nokia 6270 merges state of the art photography capabilities and user-friendliness into an enjoyable imaging experience for consumers. The spacious QVGA, 262,144 color display (320x240 pixels) of the Nokia 6270 helps to manage daily life while a broad set of messaging capabilities enables consumers to easily keep in touch with others. Mobile email is conveniently at hand as the Nokia 6270 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, making music-on-the-go easily accessible. With stereo speakers supporting 3D sound effects, the Nokia 6270 provides a brilliant sound experience that can be shared with others. A visual radio client rounds out the audio capabilities of the Nokia 6270 phone. A world travel-friendly quadband GSM 850/900/1800/1900 handset, the Nokia 6270 has an estimated retail price of 300 EUR before subsidies or taxes. The Nokia 6270 is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2005.
Nokia 6111: Sophisticated GSM slide phone
For those who seek sophistication in small size, Nokia presents the Nokia 6111 phone. Featuring a stylish classic design, the soft slide mechanism of the Nokia 6111 smoothly reveals its keypad. Blending technology with a sophisticated look and feel, the Nokia 6111 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.
In addition to its ergonomic design, the Nokia 6111 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.
Nokia 6060: Familiar technologies, folding design
The Nokia 6060 offers consumers all they need for basic voice communications. Featuring an attractive fold concept, the Nokia 6060 shows that beautiful design is not confined to high-end devices. A pulsating light allows owners to check on the status of the phone and adds a contemporary note to the appearance of the Nokia 6060. The dualband GSM 900/1800 or GSM 850/1900 has an estimated retail price of 140 EUR before subsidies or taxes and is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2005.
Highlighting easy to use and familiar technologies, the Nokia 6060 features a range of contemporary messaging functionalities. The large screen of the Nokia 6060 (128x160 pixels) supports up to 64K colors and large fonts and the Expense Manager application helps consumers to keep track of their spending while on the go.