There are two reasons why someone would consider paying the premium to get their hands on something like the Nokia 8800 or 8801. Some people enjoy the stronger build quality compared to Nokia’s cheaper counterparts. Other people just like the luxury of having a more exclusive handset. Whatever your motivation, you now have a couple more options when it comes to a high-end Finnish cell phone, because here are the Nokia 8800 Arte and the Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte.
See, it has the word “art” in its name, but that extra “e” at the end signifies a little something extra. Decidedly high-end, both the Nokia 8800 Arte and Sapphire Arte take on the slider form factor of the garden variety 8800, but they’ve been gussied up just a touch with the introduction of 3G connectivity.
As before, you get a seamless metal and glass body, classic styling, and an anti-fingerprint coating. Key features include the 2.0-inch QVGA OLED display with 16M colors, 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with 8x digital zoom, 1GB internal memory, and a microUSB connector.
What makes the Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte even more exclusive is the inclusion of a sapphire gemstone, as well as soft leather covering selected areas on the phone.