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Nokia Announces Phones for Emerging Markets

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Jan 22, 2008, 10:53 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Jan 23, 2008, 8:43 AM

The two new phones are targeted at users in emerging markets and include entry-level feature sets. Only one will find its way to the U.S. The 2600 Classic, not to be confused with the existing 2600 model, is a bar-style phone that will come in a number of different colors and have a removable face plate. There will be two versions of it, including a GSM/EDGE 850/1900 version that is compatible with U.S. networks. It also has MP3 ringtones, an FM radio, and a VGA camera. It is already available for $95.

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Jan 22, 2008, 3:58 PM

when is it coming out

i like the looks of this phone and like what i've read about it so far....however, i do have one question..... when is it coming out, i wouldn't mind trying one. i've always found that nokia and motorola seem to have the best reputation with most i've talked to and with myself as well. anyone know when it'll be out???? if so let me know..... twsL4@aol.com
It is already available overseas.

It will not be made available directly to U.S. buyers, so you'll have to check around the Internet to see if you can buy an unlocked one.
Rich Brome

Jan 22, 2008, 12:24 PM

Brilliant model naming

Don't confuse the "2600 classic":

http://europe.nokia.com/2600classic »

...with the classic "2600":

http://europe.nokia.com/2600 »

Are they changing the 2600 Classic to quad-band specifically for the US market? Because the Nokia Europe link for the 2600 Classic says it is only dual-band...

If it were quad-band though, it would be a great replacement (IMO) for the aging 6230, ...
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