Nokia outed two new sliders today - the Nokia 6700 slide and the 7230. Both are 3G capable with a focus on messaging and social networks. The Nokia 6700 slide, unlike its namesake 6700 classic, is a Symbian device. The Nokia 7230 on the other hand runs S40.
Nokia 6700 slide
The Nokia 6700 slide packs a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and LED flash. It has all the right pedigree to be one of the best 5MP snappers out there, much like its classic sibling. Another thing it has kept from the classic-version - the metal covers, which might lend an air of seriousness.
"Might" because the Nokia 6700 slide will be available in aluminum, pink, petrol-blue, red, lime and purple color versions. The specs list both image editing and uploading apps and Nokia Messaging so whether you use it for work or play is up to you.
A quick look at the rest of the specs shows quad-band GSM, tri-band 3G (two versions) with HSDPA and HSUPA (up to 10.2 Mbps an 2Mbps respectively), 2.2" QVGA screen, size and weight of 95.2 x 46 x 15.9 mm and 110 grams, Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB port, microSD slot for cards up to 16GB (2GB included) and a 860mAh battery that lasts up to 29 hours of music playback. It's a shame that it has a 2.5mm audio jack though.
The second phone for today, the Nokia 7230, is an S40 slider aimed at the lower mid range segment. It's 98mm x 48mm x 14,8mm big, weighs 100 grams and has a 2.4" QVGA screen. It's got a 3.2MP fixed-focus camera and easy sharing on portals like Ovi Share, Flickr and Facebook. There's support for Nokia Messaging too.
The Nokia 7230 has quad-band GSM and two versions of tri-band 3G (though no HSPA goodness here). It sports a 3.5mm audio jack and enough battery enough for up to 27 hours of music playback. It comes with a 2GB microSD card in box and will be available in either Graphite or Hot Pink color versions.
Both phones will be available some time in the first quarter of 2010. The Nokia 6700 slide is expected to retail for 160 euro (239 US dollars) and the Nokia 7230 for 100 euro (149 US dollars). There's no word on where these phones will be available though.