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Nokia Cranks Out Powerful Phones

At the Nokia press conference this morning, Nokia introduced four new phones that are bursting with features. It made the N96, which I discussed on Friday, official, and brought in another N series phone and two mainstream devices. All boast big cameras, GPS and big connectivity options.
At the Nokia press conference this morning, Nokia introduced four new phones that are bursting with features. It made the N96, which I discussed on Friday, official, and brought in another N series phone and two mainstream devices. All boast big cameras, GPS and big connectivity options.All the phones announced by Nokia are quad-band GSM/EDGE for worldwide roaming, QVGA displays and S60 3rd Edition.

The details I presented in my entry on Friday about the N96 are unchanged. The N96 is a powerful new contender and will be Nokia's flagship N series multimedia computer for 2008. It really is an attractive phone that offers all the latest technologies, including GPS, Maps 2.0, a 5-megapixel camera and S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2.

Nokia also announced the N78, which is another highly-capable multimedia phone. It is a bar-style phone that has a 3.2 megapixel camera and lots of advanced features. It supports the N-Gage gaming service and has stereo Bluetooth for music playback. This phone also has S60 Feature Pack 2.

Both the N78 and N95 use Nokia's new N series design language that we first saw on the N81, released last summer.

Nokia also introduced two 6000 series phones. These phones are mid-range phones that have nearly as many features as the N series.

The 6210 Navigator is a phone that focuses on pedestrian navigation. It has on-board GPS, and has Nokia's new Maps 2.0 application with new features, such as Walk, that provides those walking around city streets turn-by-turn directions. It also provides information about buildings and streets to help with navigation. It has a 3.2 megapixel camera and HSDPA 3G that is compatible with North American markets.

The 6220 Classic is a traditional phone from Nokia that adds a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. It also captures VGA-quality video at 30 frames per second.

All of the phones go on sale later this year and range from $435 to $800 in price.

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