Cingular Wireless and Nokia (NYSE:NOK) today announced the availability of the Nokia 3560 color display handset in Cingular's TDMA (800/1900 MHz, AMPS 800 MHz) markets. Sporting a high-resolution color display, the Nokia 3560 lets users personalize display elements such as wallpaper and choose from eight vibrant color schemes to adjust the menu headers, battery strength bars and network indicators.
"Cingular customers have been asking for color handsets in TDMA markets, and we are excited to be able to offer this with the Nokia 3560, " said Mike Dobbs, vice president of product management for Cingular Wireless. "This device truly enhances a customer's wireless experience by allowing for a better entertainment experience and even more personalization options."
Additional features of the 3560 include powerful voice functionality with voice dialing for up to 10 numbers, up to three minutes of voice memo recording, and voice commands to control up to five menu items. For improved organization for customers on the go, the 3560 boasts a phone book that holds up to 250 contacts, each with multiple entries, a full-view calendar, to-do list, a currency converter and an alarm clock.
"The Nokia 3560 gives Cingular the ability to offer exciting new features that have previously not been available for their TDMA customers," said Tim Eckersley, senior vice president of sales for Nokia Americas. "Nokia has continuously brought the latest innovations in wireless communications to TDMA customers, and the introduction of the 3560 only furthers our commitment to these markets."
With the launch of the 3560 color handset comes the ability to download full-color games and polyphonic ringtones. Cingular customers can download the Cingular Racing Fever game, free of charge through June 1.
Players drive as Robby Gordon and experience full-color graphics and images that highlight the benefits of the color display handset.
For a limited time, the Nokia 3560 will be available at Cingular Wireless retail stores and authorized dealers for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year service agreement.