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Nokia Introduces Seven New Handsets
Posted: 03-May-2007 [Source: Nokia]

[The new Nokia products announced today include: - Nokia 1200 and Nokia 1208: Utilizing new phone-sharing and call-tracking technology; - Nokia 1650 and Nokia 2660: Contemporary phones that combine functionality with attractive design; - Nokia 2505: The latest phone for entry CDMA markets in Asia/Pacific, Middle East, Africa, China and Latin America; - Nokia 2630 and 2760: Fashionably-designed phones that convey style and status, combined with Nokia's easy-to-use feature set.]

Espoo, Finland -- Nokia 1200 and Nokia 12108:

In emerging markets around the world, mobile phones are often shared among families and even entire villages. To meet the needs of these customers, many of whom are first-time buyers, Nokia today introduced two new mobile phones designed to meet the unique needs of a shared mobile device, the Nokia 1200 and Nokia 1208 phones. Both of these phones introduce the industry's first call-time tracking application and multi-phonebooks to make phone sharing simpler and more efficient.

In order to help manage airtime costs, the call-time tracking feature allows consumers and village phone entrepreneurs to pre-set a time or cost limit on individual calls, automatically ending the call after the limit has been reached.

The easy-to-use multi-phonebook lets customers set up personal phonebooks unique to that user and save specific contacts to that user's phonebook. The Nokia 1200 and Nokia 1208 each come with 5 available phonebooks, so it is possible for an entire family to share a phone, and for each of the family members to manage their own phonebook.

The Nokia 1200 and Nokia 1208 also come equipped with additional features tailored to entry markets such as one-touch flashlights, localized languages, a teaching mode that allows non-experienced users to quickly learn how to master the phone, while a seamless keypad also protects the phone from dust, another reality of rural mobile phone use. The Nokia 1200 phone is offered with a monochrome screen, while the Nokia 1208 features a colour VGA screen.

The Nokia 1200 will be available in the second quarter of 2007 with an estimated retail price of 35 EUR before subsidies or taxes. The Nokia 1208 will be available in the third quarter of 2007 with estimated retail price of 40 EUR before subsidies or taxes.

Nokia 1650 and Nokia 2660:

Featuring contemporary metallic accents and strong feature sets, Nokia brings a compelling combination of form and function to the entry market with today's announcement of the Nokia 1650 and Nokia 2660. Both of these entry-level devices are designed to give consumers more features and a higher level of design than would be expected from such affordable devices.

Nokia 1650

Designed to deliver a wide range of mobile features, the contemporary Nokia 1650 phone offers an aspirational design and practical features to help consumers balance their personal and professional lives. Supporting up to 75 local languages, the Nokia 1650 comes equipped with a flashlight, music-on-the-go via FM radio and MP3-grade ringtones. With an integrated application that allows for a pre-set time limit to be set for each call, the Nokia 1650 answers the need for cost control that is especially important in entry markets. Nokia estimates that the retail price for the Nokia 1650 will be around 55 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies.

Nokia 2660

The Nokia 2660 phone features a fold-style design with dual screens, packed with features designed to allow entry market consumers to stay connected to work, family or friends. The Nokia 2660 features GPRS technology for email and Internet access, Bluetooth support, music on-the-go via FM radio, MP3 ring tones as well as enough memory for a 500-entry phonebook. An integrated handsfree speaker function and long battery life add an extra measure of convenience for Nokia 2660 owners. Nokia estimates the retail price for the Nokia 2660 to be around 85 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies.

The Nokia 1650 and Nokia 2660 will be available in the second quarter of 2007.

Nokia 2505:

Style and value-conscious consumers now have another way to make a great impression - with the Nokia 2505 unveiled today. One of Nokia's sleekest fold-style phones for the CDMA market, the Nokia 2505 offers a unique smooth-back design that makes the phone as ergonomic to hold as it is to carry in pocket or purse. The Nokia 2505 is expected to be available in selected markets in Asia/Pacific, Middle East, Africa, China and Latin America during the 2nd quarter of 2007.

In addition to the eye-pleasing exterior, the bright 65,536 color display helps to accentuate the end-user experience. Consumers can personalize their Nokia 2505 by using the pre-loaded ringtones and wallpapers or by downloading new ones. The Nokia 2505 meets practical needs as well with easy-to-use functions including text messaging, speaker phone, calendar, a personalized voice reminder and an alarm clock.

Other features included with the Nokia 2505 to provide additional convenience to consumers include pre-loaded games, a 300-contact phonebook, up to 3 hours of talk time and 156 hours of stand-by time.

Nokia 2630 and Nokia 2760:

Building upon its belief that entry level handsets can be both attractive and affordable, Nokia today introduced two new handsets to its portfolio - the Nokia 2630 and Nokia 2760. In addition to a stylish design, each model also offers easy-to-use cameras and Bluetooth technology, enabling customers to take their entertainment with them wherever they go.

Nokia 2630

The thinnest handset in Nokia's portfolio at a mere 9.9 mm, the Nokia 2630 balances a modern design with a full range of features to meet the needs of emerging market consumers. An easy-to-use camera combined with Bluetooth technology allows images to be easily sent, shared, stored and printed. Convenient productivity tools such as email, MMS, calendar and a calculator satisfy the work side of life, while features such as an FM radio, with direct access shortcut key and MP3 ringtones satisfy the entertainment side.

Nokia 2760

The stylish Nokia 2760 features a digital camera, giving many consumers their first experience with digital photography, and Bluetooth technology to make it easy to share the photos that they capture. The Nokia 2760 also features video recording, video playback, and FM radio. The combination of Bluetooth and GPRS creates a convenient way to access data on the go for email and Internet. It also features extra large storage to save up to 1000 contacts in the phonebook. Consumers who want to save special text messages to share with friends and family will be delighted by its large capacity for storing SMS messages.

The Nokia 2630 and Nokia 2760 will be available in the third quarter of 2007. The estimated price for the Nokia 2630 will be around 85 EUR and for the Nokia 2760 around 90 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies.

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