In addition to the main feature,, Nokia's 5140 model features a digital compass, a built-in Video Graphics Array camera and functions such as multimedia messaging. Nokia is targeting the phone at fitness buffs.
The model has a timer and a stopwatch and features an application called Fitness Coach, which offers training modules by fitness professionals. The digital compass has a built-in flashlight and will display directions both graphically and numerically.
The PTT feature, which Motorola developed, turns cell phones into walkie-talkies by enabling a connection to other phones without dialing and within just a few seconds. Because these calls are shorter than normal cell phone calls, dialing costs are lower. American carriers such as AT&T Wireless,are all planning competing PTT services.
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The company plans to release more GSM phones with PTT, including smart phones for the Symbian operating system. PTT will be made a standard feature for all GPRS and wideband code-division multiple access phones to be released in 2005.
Separately, the company announced another handset, the 6010 model, to be available in the first quarter of 2004. The dual-band GSM phone will have large keys and an easy-to-read screen with a color display.
It will also include features such as a multimedia messaging service, downloadable applications and an Extensible Hypertext Markup Language Internet browser; the ability to synchronize the phone book, calendar and to-do list; and the ability to send e-mail and picture messages.
Nokia did not release pricing for either phone.