[AI] Six Mobile Devices Based on S60

vishnu ramchandani vishnuhappy at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 14 03:20:05 EST 2008


Six Mobile Devices Based on S60
News Staff
At the ongoing Mobile World Congress, Nokia, LG, and
Samsung have together announced six new mobile devices
based on S60 third edition. 

Nokia has announced four devices, including the Nokia
N96, N78, Nokia 6220 Classic, and Nokia 6210
Navigator. Meanwhile, LG Electronics and Samsung have
announced one device each: the LG-KT610 and the
Samsung G810. 

First the successor to the Nokia N95, the dual-slide
N96, is optimized for video and television, and packs
a 2.8-inches screen, 16GB of internal memory,
and support for high-quality videos in a wide range of
formats. It is expected to begin shipping in the third
quarter of 2008. 

The N78 is a multimedia computer, and combines music,
navigation, and photography with mobility. Expected to
start shipping during the second quarter of
2008, the device is designed to take advantage of the
new suite of services, including Music Store, Maps,
and Share on Ovi, which was also announced at
the event. 

The Nokia 6220 Classic is a full-featured device that
combines a 5 mega pixels camera with A-GPS
functionality. Users can take high quality images and
videos which can be snapped, tagged, edited, and
shared online, phone-to-phone, or even viewed on TV. 

The list of four phones also includes the Nokia 6210
Navigator, which is the company's first GPS-enabled
mobile device with an integrated compass for
pedestrian
guidance. It packs Nokia Maps 2.0, also announced at
the event, and includes full voice- and visual- turn
by turn guidance at no extra cost. 

The Nokia 6220 Classic and the 6210 Navigator are
expected to start shipping in the third quarter of
2008. 

Of the remaining two S60 devices, the LG-KT610 is a
GPS-enabled candy bar with a 2.4-inches VGA flip
screen holding a PC-like Qwerty keypad; while the
Samsung G810 is a multimedia device featuring a 5 mega
pixels camera and Wi-Fi connectivity among others. 

Both the LG-KT610 and the Samsung G810 have HSDPA
connectivity at 3.6 Mbps, allowing users to enjoy
multimedia features at higher data download speeds.


With the launch of the six new devices, the total
number of S60 devices launched has increased to 73.
Nokia claims that S60 software built on Symbian OS
has already shipped on more smart phones than any
other platform. 
Over 150 million S60 devices had cumulatively been
shipped by the end of January 2008, and over a third
of these are S60 3rd Edition. 


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