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Nokia N81

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This successor to the N80 is thinner, while adding music features such as a 3.5mm headphone jack and key lock switch. Available with either 8GB of internal memory or a memory card slot. Other features of this slider smartphone include a 2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi with UPnP for media streaming and sharing, stereo Bluetooth, and Flash Lite 2.0.

Standard version has memory card slot / 8GB version has 8 GB of internal memory

This phone is not currently available from any major U.S. carrier. It is compatible with some U.S. networks, and may be available from third-party dealers or smaller, regional carriers.


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GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA (3G / 4G)
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)

GSM (2G)
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
Weight 4.94 oz   (140 g)
Dimensions 4.02" x 1.97" x 0.7"   (102 x 50 x 17.8 mm)
Battery Talk: 4 hours max.   (240 minutes)
Standby: 408 hours max.   (17 days)
GSM mode
1050 mAh, Removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA)
2.4"   diagonal
Colors: 16.7 million (24-bit)
OS / Platform S60 (Symbian)
version 3.1 (3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1)
Processor 369 MHz ARM 11
Memory 8 GB internal storage, raw hardware
8GB version only / 12 MB in standard version
SIM card size Traditional / Mini (2FF)
FCC ID OW3RM-179 » (approved Sep 7, 2007)

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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
GPS / Location -
Ruggedized -
Water-Resistant -
Adjustable Text Size -
Hearing Aid Compatible -
Multiple Languages Yes
TTY/TDD (Digital) -
External Display -
Ringer Profiles Yes
Vibrate Yes
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP, DUN, OPP, FTP, SAP, A2DP, AVRC, BIP, BPP, HID
version 2.0 + EDR
Infrared (IR) -
MirrorLink -
Mobile Hotspot -
PC Sync Yes
USB Connector: Micro-USB
supports mass storage mode, MTP / 1.1 Full Speed
Wi-Fi Version(s): 802.11 b/g
supports UPnP
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
Changeable Body Plates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Real-Music Ringers Yes
Data & Network
Data Tethering Yes
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode Yes
High-Speed Data Technology: EDGE
plus WCDMA on supported 2100 MHz networks
WAP / Web Browser full web browser / also supports WAP 2.0 (XHTML)
Key Lock Switch located on top
Predictive Text Entry Technology: T9
Side Keys volume, camera keys on right / power key on top
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Touch Screen -
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot Some versions only
Card Type: microSD (TransFlash)
non-8GB version only / hot-swappable / up to 4 GB / located on left
Email Client Protocols Supported: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
supports attachments (Excel, PDF, PowerPoint, Word, Zip)
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging Yes
MMS up to 300 KB each / SMIL
Text Messaging (SMS) with text-to-speech
Text Messaging Templates Yes
FM Radio Stereo: Yes
supports Visual Radio
FM Transmitter -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Nokia AV connector / located on top
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3 (VBR), AAC, eAAC+, AAC+, WMA/M4A, WAV
supports MTP (Windows Media Player 11)
Stereo Speakers Yes
Photo & Video
Camera Resolution: 2+ megapixel
LED flash
Front-Facing Camera -
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge Yes
TV Output -
Video Capture Resolution: VGA (640 x 480)
15 fps
Fast Charging -
Wireless Charging -
Games Yes
Java (J2ME) Version: MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
supported JSRs: 75, 82, 135, 172, 177, 179, 180, 184, 185, 205, 226, 234
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Push-To-Talk Some versions only
Type: PoC
Speaker Phone Yes


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