Nokia Officially Announces the E72, 5530 and 3710
Today Nokia introduced three new phones that range from business to multimedia to basic use. All three have quad-band GSM/EDGE radios and Bluetooth.
- E72: This bar-style phone runs S60 3rd Edition FP2 and has a full QWERTY keyboard. This spiritual successor to the E71 has several upgrades, including a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, 3.5mm headset jack, and a new "optical navi key" built into the D-pad for navigating and scrolling through the phone's menus. Other features include GPS, Wi-Fi, A2DP, microSD support, and built-in instant messaging and a more robust email client. It will come in a tri-band HSDPA 850/1900/2100 variant for North American markets. It is expected to hit the street by the end of the third quarter for $489.
- 5530 XpressMusic: This touch-based device is a follow up to the 5800. It runs S60 5th Edition and has a 2.9-inch screen, 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, proximity sensor, accelerometer, and support for 16GB microSD cards. It has A2DP and Wi-Fi, but is limited to EDGE data. It should be available during the third quarter.
- 3710 Fold: This basic flip phone will come in a tri-band HSDPA 850/1900/2100 variant that includes 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, GPS, and media player. It runs Series 40 and will be available in the fourth quarter.
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ZTE recently released the Cymbal-T, a flip phone that runs Android and includes a 3.5-inch touch screen. The Cymbal-T is a traditional clamshell with physical navigation keys and numerical dial pad.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 222, a bar-style feature phone that runs Nokia Series 30+ and includes only the most essential functions. The Nokia 222's core apps include MSN Weather, Bing Search, Opera Mini, as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.
Microsoft Announces the Nokia 215
Microsoft today revealed the Nokia 215, a $29 feature phone meant to help more people get online for the first time. The bar-style phone has a 2.4-inch screen and a numeric keypad.
LG Terra, Flip World Phone, Lands On Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Terra to its lineup of basic feature phones. The Terra is a flip phone that runs a simple operating system with features such as text-to-speech for listening to text messages and photo ID for identifying incoming calls.
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