AMSTERDAM: Nokia’s next generation of multimedia handsets was launched today, offering significant advancements in terms of the market leader’s still photography and video capture capabilities. The Nseries products represent Nokia’s biggest assault yet on what it terms “the digital convergence of mobile devices”.
Styled with a stainless-steel finish and black pearl and smooth silver-colour pallets, star turns in the new range include the N90 (pictured) multimedia handset, a 2 megapixel camera phone that is world’s first to come equipped with Carl Zeiss optics. In video mode Nokia claims it can capture images of VHS resolution. The N90 comes in a distinct twist-and-shoot design and is expected to go on sale shortly.
The N91, aimed at the mobile music market, will launch at the end of the year. A 3G device that can store up to 3,000 songs on an integrated 4GB hard disk, it also comes with WLAN, Bluetooth and USB 2.0 connectivity.
Out later in the Autumn is the N70, billed as the world’s smallest Series 60 3G phone. It boasts a 2 megapixel camera and the full array of Nokia multimedia features, including push email, HTML browser, music player and FM radio with stereo audio.
“Nokia Nseries devices share similar design traits as mobile phones,” said Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s executive vice-president of multimedia, “But they are actually powerful pocketable computers with a comprehensive set of multimedia features.”
By Ian Campbell