Those looking for a stylish, sleek classic phone with all the latest features should take a peak at the new Nokia 6230. With Bluetooth, integrated digital camera, MMS, and an Mp3 player it covers the basic needs for the mobile professional. Nokia has also implemented SMIL technology into the device allowing users to compose multi-image messages that display text, sound and images in a pre-determined order.
See press release below.
Nokia 6230: classic design and advanced functionality for mobile professionals
At the annual Nokia Mobile Internet Conference in Nice, France, and at “Destination Nokia 100% Pure Mobility” event held in Brisbane, Australia, Nokia introduced the newest must-have tool for mobile professionals – the Nokia 6230 phone. Offering the latest technology and features, the Nokia 6230 meets the requirements of the most demanding mobile phone users. The tri-band (GSM, GPRS, EDGE 900/1800/1900, GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850/1800/1900) mobile phone offers multiple connectivity options via EDGE and Bluetooth wireless technology, a removable multimedia memory card as well as an integrated VGA camera to capture pictures and videos. Sleek and compact, the Nokia 6230 is expected to start shipping in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and Americas in the first quarter of 2004.
“Traditionally, mobile professional are early adopters of mobile technology, demanding advanced functionality and higher data speeds to keep them informed, entertained and connected while on the move,” said Kai Öistämö,” Senior Vice President, Nokia Mobile Phones. “With EDGE, Bluetooth technology, an integrated camera, MMS functionality and even an integrated MP3 player, the Nokia 6230 addresses these needs with an impressive range of features to help balance a busy work schedule with after-work responsibilities.”
One of the key benefits of the Nokia 6230 is a compelling multimedia experience. With an integrated VGA camera and a display with 65,000 colors, pictures and videos taken with the Nokia 6230 appear sharp and bright. The video player adds the ability to record, send and receive video clips with audio, as well as receive streaming video content in 3GPP video streaming format*. High quality video and images, voice, presentations, files and music can be stored on a removable multimedia memory card. Users can also create, send and receive multpicture, multimedia messages with Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) technology. SMIL technology allows users to compose multi-image messages that display text, sound and images in a pre-determined order.
For flexible and efficient wireless connectivity, the Nokia 6230 phone offers Bluetooth wireless technology and infrared connectivity as well as HSCSD and GPRS support. Bluetooth enables a wide range of new exciting enhancements for seamless connections and comfortable wearability, like the Nokia 610 car kit phone and the stylish Wireless Boom Headset also announced today. The complete list of Bluetooth enhancements compatible with the Nokia 6230 can be viewed at www.nokia.com/products/Nokia6230.
Using the high-speed packet-based EDGE connectivity of the Nokia 6230, business professionals can enjoy faster browsing, messaging and downloading. With a downlink data speed of up to 236.6 kbps, downloading with the Nokia 6230 via EDGE enables downloads more than 4 times faster than with GPRS.
In addition, the Nokia 6230 has a mobile email client that lets users manage their email quickly over EDGE, GPRS and HSCSD networks. The advanced xHTML browser gives fast access to mobile services and information, and the integrated TCP/IP technology** enhances both the ease and speed of over-the-air file downloads. Data synchronization capability allows users of the Nokia 6230 to update personal data remotely over the network. Local synchronization of personal data can also be done via Bluetooth, IrDa, USB and the Nokia PC Suite.
With the presence-enhanced contacts service, users of the Nokia 6230 can share their availability, intentions and whereabouts with colleagues, family, friends and other contacts. For example, a business professional can change his phone profile to ‘Meeting’ and advise his colleagues to reach him by SMS or MMS. Exchanging instant text messages is another interesting possibility with the presence-enhanced Chat function, where users of the Nokia 6230 can create their own private chats and invite others to participate, or even join public chats of their interest.
The Nokia 6230 also includes a digital music player for AAC/MP3 music formats. In addition to enjoying high quality stereo music, music enthusiasts can set their favourite music as wake-up tones as well as alert and ring tones.
Key features include:
- Active TFT color display – with up to 65.536 colours
- Integrated digital VGA camera
- High speed packet-based EDGE and GPRS connectivity
- Digital camcorder and video player
- Video streaming including AMR audio
- MMC Multimedia card support
- Java MIDP 2.0
- Presence-enhanced contacts and chat
- MP3/AAC music player and built-in FM stereo radio
- xHTML browser for enhanced mobile browsing experience
- Advanced PIM functionality (calendar, phonebook, to-do list, notes)
- OMA Digital Rights Management version 1.0
- Mobile Wallet
- Integrated hands-free speaker
- Polyphonic ring tones (supporting up to 24 instruments)
- Infrared, USB, PC Suite
- 76 cc, weighs 97 grams
- Talk time of up to 5 hours and a standby time of up to 300 hours.
The Nokia 6230 is based on Series 40 Platform. Developers interested in creating software applications to the Nokia 6230 phone can source product specifications, get technical assistance and download tools (Developer Platform 2.0 for Series 40) from Forum Nokia, Nokia’s global developer program, at www.forum.nokia.com.