At 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia today introduced the new Nokia 6131 and Nokia 6070 camera phones. The Nokia 6131 phone presents a folding design and an extensive feature set, including a 1.3 megapixel camera and display offering up to 16 million colors. On the other end of the portfolio spectrum, the classically styled Nokia 6070 represents Nokia’s most accessible camera phone. Both the Nokia 6131 and Nokia 6070 are expected to begin shipping in the second quarter of 2006.

“Both the Nokia 6131 and Nokia 6070 underline Nokia’s continuous commitment to offer consumers a variety of innovative products to choose from, based on their individual needs and lifestyle,” says Kai Oistamo, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “While providing diversity in functionality and design, the Nokia 6131 and Nokia 6070 share the key elements which have made classic Nokia phones so popular — superior usability and a broad feature set in a contemporary design.”

Nokia 6131

Nokia 6131 is poised to become a modern classic. This phone pays careful attention to ergonomics, both in its compact, slim folding design and elegantly spaced keypad. Even the black soft touch paint and chrome accents make this model pleasant to the eye and the touch. At the press of a button, the phone gently opens revealing a large, high-resolution true color QVGA display that supports 16 million colors, ideal for viewing rich multimedia content. Additionally, the cover display offers 262K colors.

Nokia 6131 allows consumers to enjoy their favourite music with the built-in digital music player and FM stereo radio supporting Visual Radio. Capturing and sharing images is easy with the Nokia 6131 phone’s 1.3 megapixel camera, featuring a dedicated camera button and 8x digital zoom. Both the main and cover displays can be used as viewfinder.

Other features include:
– Bluetooth wireless technology
– Email client supporting attachments
– Memory card slot for hot-swappable microSD memory card
– Nokia Xpress audio messaging and push to talk connectivity

The quadband Nokia 6131 (GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900) is expected to be available to customers in European, Asian, African and select Latin American markets in the second quarter of 2006 at an estimated retail price of 275 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies. A version for North American markets will be announced later in 2006.

Nokia 6070

With its familiar Nokia design, the Nokia 6070 offers basic camera phone capabilities and stereo FM radio at an affordable price point.

The Nokia 6070 presents a solid range of functions for easy messaging, including SMS, MMS, Nokia Xpress audio messaging, email and instant messaging. Voice communication features include push to talk, voice recorder and an integrated handsfree speaker, complemented by an infrared interface. XHTML browser enables easy browsing for news and uploading images and videos for sharing using fast EDGE data communication. For additional entertainment, the phone comes with a stereo FM radio and supports true tones, MP3 and polyphonic MIDI ringing tones.

The triband Nokia 6070 (E)GSM 850/1800/1900 or (E)GSM 900/1800/1900) is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2006 at an estimated retail price of 135 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies .

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