Nokia announced Sunday night it has three new phones on the way--one for play, one for work and one for looks. The Nokia 6267, 3500 classic and 6121 classic are expected to become available in the third quarter of this year.
The 6267 is a multimedia phone with dedicated media keys designed to make it easier to sort through and access music, photos and video. It comes with 4GB of expandable memory. A flip phone, it sports two cameras, according to the company, including one 2-megapixel camera with 8X digital zoom. The 3G phone allows users to browse the Web, access a calendar and organizer, and make video calls. It's expected to cost about $320 and comes in orange, blue, black and silver.
The 3500 is the lowest-end phone of the set. Nokia seems to have put the emphasis on style over new features with this candy bar phone. But the company does say it comes with an FM radio, 2-megapixel camera, instant messaging capability and space for 2,000 phone contacts. That's a lotta friends. From the pictures released, it looks to have a black face with an orange, blue or black back plate. Nokia says it will cost about $180.
The most expensive of the bunch, the 6121, is a smart phone. It uses HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology the company says will make for quick Web browsing, video streaming and downloading files from e-mail. Users can transfer their contacts, calendar items, photos and videos from an old Nokia phone to the 6121. The 2-megapixel camera has 4x digital zoom and can take shots in panorama mode. A second camera is on the front of the phone for making video calls. Nokia released pictures of the phone in black, light blue with a black face, and another version that's all silver. The company says it will cost almost $350.
Nokia didn't say where the phones will be made available first or which carriers will offer them.