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Nokia 6170 Stainless Steel Clamshell Handset

Nokia today announced the release of the Nokia 6170, a compact, durable stainless steel bodied phone in a clamshell design. The 6170 features a VGA camera with a 65K colour LCD screen, full multimedia capabilities for images, video clips and XHTML browsing.

Functional on all GSM networks, it also has the ability to auto switch between bands for seamless roaming and support for Push-to-Talk (PTT) depending on network availability.

See press release below.

Sophistication in stainless steel – Nokia 6170 phone comes to rescue of holiday shoppers

Tired of giving ties? In time for the holiday shopping season, the Nokia 6170 camera phone offers holiday shoppers – and Santa Claus(es) – an imaginative gift idea this year. Available in stores throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Nokia 6170 is a stylish tri-band mobile phone model, complete with folding stainless steel finish and advanced features. With easy-to-use time management and messaging features, the stylish Nokia 6170 is an ideal gift idea for any busy young executive or time-crunched college student.

The Nokia 6170 synchronizes contacts, calendars and to-do-lists helping users to be up-to-date with their appointments and busy schedules. The EDGE connectivity allows for faster data transmission for emails and streaming video or for sending pictures and video clips as an MMS. Additionally Java applications can be installed to enhance personal productivity.

Featuring an integrated VGA camera and a bright 128×160 internal display with up to 65,536 colors, the Nokia 6170 is perfect for enjoying multimedia content including images, video clips as well as for XHTML browsing. An external screen provides information on incoming calls, date and time. Themes consisting of animated screensavers and wallpapers for both screens and polyphonic ringtones can also be added to allow further personalization.

The Nokia 6170 offers push to talk functionality enabling users to connect to others at the push of a button. Consumers can contact individuals or groups in a “walkie-talkie” manner using the GPRS network. Nokia has commercial push to talk contracts with 20 operators, and is trialing the technology with well over 30 operators around the world.

With the Nokia Wireless Audio Adapter as an outbox enhancement, the Nokia 6170 can be connected to compatible headsets via Bluetooth wireless technology. The Nokia 6170 offers users up to 4 hours talk time and up to 11 days of stand-by time.

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