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Nokia boosts growing 3G WCDMA portfolio with new Nokia 6680 megapixel smartphone
Instant communications made easy with always-on e-mail, video sharing, video call and XpressPrint
Cannes, France - At the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France, Nokia today introduced a new arrival to the 3G arena, the Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone. The new Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone is optimized for visual sharing, boasting two integrated cameras, a flash, and a bright screen of up to 262,144 colors. Designed for ease-of-use, the active slide covering the back camera of the Nokia 6680 provides fast and intuitive camera activation as well as effortless switching between cameras during a video call.
A wide range of smartphone features, including organizer, video streaming and Internet browser, are complemented by 3G-enabled features such as two-way video calls*, video sharing* and always-on e-mail, making the well-designed Nokia 6680 a versatile work tool. Based on the leading smartphone Series 60 Platform, the tri-band phone for GSM 900/1800/1900, EDGE and WCDMA networks offers seamless roaming in over 100 countries around the world. The Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone is expected to be available in March 2005 with an estimated, unsubsidized sales price of approximately 500 euros.
"The Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone is the next step in mobile convergence, offering instant communications in an attractively styled, slim form," said Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Multimedia, Nokia. "The Nokia 6680 conveys a new level of a multimedia device experience: it combines smartness and computer power in a unique way, with a multitude of methods for visual sharing. And to top it all off, the device is incredibly easy, instinctive and logical to use."
In addition to two-way video calling* functionality, which enables remote video conferencing, the Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone also provides for video sharing*, a new multimedia service that allows people to share live camera views or video clips during a normal voice call. By simply opening the camera slide, the show-you-what-I-mean type video can spontaneously be added to a voice call and dropped when no longer needed.
The powerful Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone offers a variety of productivity features. For example, the always-on e-mail supports office document viewers and various types of attachments (JPEG, MP3, PPT, DOC, XLS, PDF). The HTML browser brings web access in a pocketable format, and calendar information, contacts and tasks can be easily synchronized with compatible PCs.
In addition to the integrated VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) at the front of the device, the Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone also incorporates a 1.3 megapixel camera (1280 x 960 pixels) with a slide for camera activation and control. Capturing images is easier than ever with the slide and shoot functionality, where the camera is activated by simply opening the slide. Featuring a large bright active matrix color display with automatic brightness control, the Nokia 6680 imaging phone's smooth 6 x digital zoom, integrated LED-based flash, and high-quality lens provide for capturing sharp images. Furthermore, users can select from various color tones when capturing images, including sepia, negative as well as black and white.
The Nokia XpressPrint printing solution makes producing great prints of images, as well as e-mails and organizer information, easier than ever. With Nokia XpressPrint, users can print directly from the Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone, using a range of compatible home or office printers or photo kiosks found in retail stores. In printing via PictBridge, for example, the handset is connected directly to a compatible printer via a USB cable. The Nokia XpressPrint solution also allows for wireless printing over Bluetooth wireless technology. Furthermore, the MMC card can conveniently be extracted from the side of the phone and inserted into a compatible printer for easy mobile printing.
Weighing 133 grams and measuring 108.4 x 55.2 x 20.5 mm (104 cc), the Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone is based on Symbian OS. In addition to the integrated music player with stereo output, the Nokia 6680 also supports the mobile music solution for operators that Nokia and Loudeye announced earlier today.
*To check the availability and cost of the service, contact your network operator or service provider.
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