Nokia 8600 Luna goes official

31 May, 2007

After months of waiting and a good deal of spy photos, the new high-class Nokia phone with smoked glass cover was finally confirmed - today Nokia made the 8600 Luna model official.

The exquisite Nokia 8600 Luna is the next generation of Nokia luxurious line being a successor of highly successful models such as Nokia 8800 and Nokia 8800 Sirocco. Inspired by the Roman goddess of moonlight, the Luna comes with a unique body made of nearly opaque smoked glass and fine stainless steel.

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Nokia 8600 Luna

Besides the unique body materials, the Nokia 8600 has more to offer than the Sirocco including a 2" 16M color TFT display with a QVGA resolution, quad-band GSM/EDGE/GPRS support and some soft pulsating light effects which correspond to the mysterious divine name it bears. This is also the first Nokia handset to be equipped with a microUSB port used for connecting the charger, the headset or the data cable. The handset is also heavier than the Nokia 8800 Sirocco by 10 g.

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Nokia 8600 Luna

Unfortunately, due to an unknown reason the handset still lacks a memory card slot as the Sirocco did and that fact is not at all alleviated by the moderate internal memory of 128MB. One could expect more form such a high-end fashion model since even budget handsets already have a memory card slot for expanding the available memory.

Beside that, the handset retains all other key Nokia 8800 Sirocco features such as the 2 megapixel camera, the stereo Bluetooth, and the FM radio.

The Nokia 8600 Luna is already available at Carphone Warehouse exclusively for the UK, while worldwide availability of the handset is expected very soon at an estimated retail price around 700 EUR.