Today at CES 2007 held in Las Vegas, USA, Nokia announced some new additions to their N-series lineup - the Nokia N93i and the Nokia N76 plus the Nokia 6131 NFC and the Nokia N800 Internet tablet.
The 40th annual Consumer Electronics Show, a major international technologies event, hosted the announcement of several new Nokia devices - the updated version of the Nokia N93, the new Nokia N76, the Nokia 6131 NFC and the internet tablet Nokia N800.
The Nokia N93i is the Nokia's answer to all the criticism that the original N93 received due to its hefty size and weight. The updated camcorder, as we like to call it, due to its unique video capturing capabilities, has obviously been on a strict diet since now it comes a whole 10 mm shorter, 3 mm thinner and weighs 17 g less. Furthermore, the retail package of the Nokia N93i would now include 1GB miniSD card instead of the original 128MB one. The difference in size was in fact achieved by using a smaller capacity battery which is not that good idea since the N93 didn't score well in that department even with the original 1100mAh. The new Nokia N93i battery life would possibly be even worse thanks to the new power-hungry 16 million colors TFT display it would be equipped with. The Nokia N93 would be the first of the Nokia mobiles that would come preconfigured for use with the new direct image & video uploading service Vox. The Nokia N93i is expected to start shipping in the first quarter of 2007 with an estimated sales price of approximately 600EUR.
The Nokia N76 is the truly new addition to the N-series. It's a stylish ultra slim clamshell, running on the Symbian 9.1 S60UI. The Nokia N76 would be a music-oriented device which is clearly stated through the presence of dedicated music keys on the handset cover. It would also sport a 2.4" 16M colors TFT display, a 2 megapixel camera, a secondary QVGA camera for video calls, and a FM radio. The connectivity features of the new slim Nokia would include quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support plus UMTS, Bluetooth 2.0 and USB. The new Nokia N76 would come in an elegant design with a thickness of 13.7 mm which would make it a tad slimmer than the once famous Motorola RAZR. The Nokia N76 is expected to start shipping in the first quarter of 2007 with an estimated sales price of approximately 390 EUR.
The Nokia 6131 NFC is the next example in Nokia's strive for adopting the latest technologies in their product line. The NFC in the model designation stands for Near Field Communications technology which should enable information sharing, service initiation and payment & ticketing capability directly from the portable device itself. As the NFC forum describes it: "The Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new, short-range wireless connectivity technology that evolved from a combination of existing contactless identification and interconnection technologies. Operating at 13.56 MHz and transferring data at up to 424 Kbits/second, NFC provides intuitive, simple, and safe communication between electronic devices. NFC is both a "read" and "write" technology. Communication between two NFC-compatible devices occurs when they are brought within four centimeters of one another: a simple wave or touch can establish an NFC connection which is then compatible with other known wireless technologies such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. NFC can be used with a variety of devices, from mobile phones that enable payment or transfer information to digital cameras that send their photos to a TV set with just a touch." The NFC version of the Nokia 6131 boasts the same characteristics as the original one - quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Infrared and FM radio. The Nokia 6131 NFC is expected to be available in select markets in the first quarter of 2007 for approximately 260 EUR.
The N800 Internet Tablet is a portable multimedia device based on the Internet Tablet OS 2007 (the Nokia's desktop Linux based OS code-named Maemo). It would measure 144/75/13 mm and would weigh 206 g. The N800 would be equipped with a 65K wide screen touchscreen TFT display with a resolution of 800x480 pixels and would have 128MB ROM and 256MB flash memory expandable with the two integrated memory slots. The N800 won't have a phone hardware but some attractive features include stereo speakers, VOIP calls with an integrated webcam, fullscreen QWERTY keyboard and various connectivity options. The Nokia N800 is commercially available immediat?lly in the United States and in selected markets in Europe at estimated retail price of 399 EUR/USD.
please explain as to why vodaphone one of the largest mobile companes willnot sell nokia n93i phone? i want to obtain one on my contract but vodaphone does not want to know
Nice photo review of a Nokia N93i mobile phone. - http://www.interstar.ua/mobile/?main_menu=10&sub_menu=2&id=166 The full Nokia N93i review in Russian. - http://www.interstar.ua/mobile/?main_menu=10&sub_menu=2&id=168
There's a video showing what Nokia showed on CES: http://www.nfc-development.org/2007/01/nokia-6131-nfc-showed-off-at-ces.html