Nokia launches the 6020 and 3230 candy bar handsets

Nokia today unveiled the 6020 and 3230 tri-band camera phones to the world. There isn’t a whole lot about these phones that are really outstanding, they are both tri-band and will be available to Europe and North America. The 3230 with a 1.3 megapixel camera will run for about $350, it allows for video editing from captures you have recorded and can transmit images or videos via Bluetooth.

The 6020 will be sell for $200 and has a smaller VGA camera and can record both images and video, it also has video.

Both phones are expected to be available during the first quarter 2005 and feature Push-To-Talk (PTT).

Information from the press release:

Nokia 3230

The Nokia 3230 features a megapixel camera with video recording and editing, it provides modern mobile phone users with an innovative and feature-rich tool for creative communication, sharing and self-expression. Based on the Series 60 platform, the Nokia 3230 is a tri-band camera phone for GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 networks.

In a contemporary design, the Nokia 3230 offers a large color screen with 65,536 colors and an in-built 1.3 megapixel camera sensor, effective resolution 1.23 megapixel, to capture high-quality images. With mobile video recording and editing, users can create unique and entertaining content and easily share it with others by sending a multimedia message. With the Movie Director application on the phone, the users can turn their video clips into personal movies by adding special effects such as music, text, colors or images. Equally important, consumers can easily print, store, and share images or videos with others via Bluetooth connection or Multimedia Messaging, for example. Pictures can be printed to a compatible printer or a printer kiosk via Bluetooth connection, and by using the Kodak Mobile Service and the application on the phone, pictures can be uploaded to a virtual album on the web and shared online with family and friends or ordered as prints.

For added personalization, the users of the Nokia 3230 can customize the look of the phone with new user interface themes, wallpapers and colors. The Nokia 3230 also offers new games, including the Agent V reality game that literally puts the player in the middle of the action. Agent V utilizes the camera viewer and the motion sensor in the phone, and by moving the phone, the player can move the objects appearing in the game. Based on the Series 60 Platform and Symbian OS, the Nokia 3230 can be customized with a wide selection of Symbian and Java applications to further enhance creativity.

Weighing 110 grams, the Nokia 3230 camera phone offers up to 4 hours of talktime and up to 230 hours of standby time.

Nokia 6020

The Nokia 6020 features a broad set of contemporary technologies for personal and business demands. The tri-band Nokia 6020 will be available in two versions: an EGSM 900 GSM 1800/1900 primarily targeted for European and Asian markets, and the GSM 850/ 1800/1900 version for the Americas.

Staying in touch is easy with the Nokia 6020. Consumers can notify colleagues of important news by sending a flash-message that directly appears on the display of the other person’s phone, or surprise friends with an animated MMS. With the VGA camera, users can capture special moments with images and video clips or connect to their colleagues using push to talk technology. Consumers can synchronize the calendar and contacts to be reminded of birthdays, anniversaries and important appointments. Presence-enhanced contacts informs friends and colleagues about availability and whereabouts if users are unable to respond to calls or text messages. Voice activated dialing in the Nokia 6020 ensures fast access to important contacts.

With EDGE connectivity the Nokia 6020 offers faster access to information, including emails or news clips. The integrated XHTML browser is optimized for color pictures and video clips on the display which supports up to 65,536 colors. Consumers can customize the Nokia 6020 with favorite wallpapers and wake-up graphics or assign individual polyphonic ringtones to different caller groups. Java technology enables further customization with downloadable applications such as travel guides and games.

In a classic design, available in the color variants graphite grey and silver grey, the Nokia 6020 offers up to 3 hours of talk time and up to 14 days of standby time.


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