Nokia is now more “beautiful to use”
Nokia unveiled three new handsets under the motto "Beautiful to use". The Nokia 6600 fold, Nokia 6600 slide and Nokia 3600 slide combine exclusive design and materials with nice functionality.
The Nokia 6600 fold is considered the flagship of the trio at least according to Nokia. The clamshell offers a one-click electromagnetic opening mechanism with dampened hinge for smooth motion and flaunts an unusual combination of material such as the smooth back and the high-gloss front. The Nokia 6600 fold has a QVGA 2.13-inch 16M color OLED display and a 2 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash.
Thanks to the built-in accelerometer, a double tap on the Nokia 6600 slide can snooze an alert, silence or reject a call or simply wake up the hidden external 128 x 160 pixel display in order to visualize the clock. The Nokia Arte had a similar functionality but there it was limited to only displaying the clock.
In terms of network connectivity, the Nokia 6600 fold is able to offer quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support plus dual-band UMTS support with video calls. The device is based on the Nokia Series 40 user interface and will have support for microSD memory cards with a capacity of up to 4GB.
The Nokia 6600 fold will be available in Q3 2008 in Mysterious Black and Sophisticated Purple at an estimated price of 275 euro before subsidies and taxes.
The Nokia 6600 slide builds on the same well-known name but again doesn't offer the smartphone functionality of the original Nokia 6600. The new slider has the same double tap feature of the 6600 fold and also has some interesting materials used such as glossy surfaces and steel covers.
The Nokia 6600 slide is again based on the S40 user interface and has a QVGA 2.2-inch 16M color TFT display. In the same time it remains compact enough. The 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera is also capable of recording VGA resolution video clips at 15fps (in 3GP format). The Nokia 6600 slide also has a FM radio and some dedicated music keys.
Connectivity features include quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support and dual-band UMTS with video calls, Bluetooth and a microUSB connectivity port.
The Nokia 6600 slide will be available in Q3 2008 at an estimated price of 250 euro before subsidies and taxes.
Last of the bunch, the Nokia 3600 slide also has some neat features in store for would-be owners. Its sliding body again has some high-gloss surfaces with gradated colors, metallic elements and soft ceramic paint. Beside the 2.2-inch QVGA 16M color TFT display, the 3600 slide also boasts a 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera capable of capturing VGA MPEG4 videos at 15 fps and a two-step camera key.
The Nokia 3600 slide doesn't have the double-tap command feature but it's the first Nokia handset to feature Background Noise Cancellation for superior sound quality. It's got a 2.5 mm standard audio jack which serves the double purpose of a TV-out port.
Connectivity-wise, the Nokia 3600 slide packs quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support (no 3G) and Bluetooth. The microSD memory card slot is capable of using cards with a capacity of up to 4GB.
The Nokia 3600 slide will be available in Charcoal and Wine colors in Q3 2008 at an estimated retail price of 175 euro before taxes and subsidies.