Nokia to introduce new phone on January 26th

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Nokia to introduce new phone on January 26th
At the same press conference at which Nokia announced it would offer free Ovi Maps Navigation on its smartphones, Nokia's U.K. chief Mark Loughran confirmed to  Pocket-Lint that a new handset would debut on January 26th. That is the day before Apple will most likely be hogging the world's technology press by debuting the Apple tablet and presenting new iPhone news. Before Loughran could spill the beans on precise details of the new phone, Nokia's PR department stepped in and cut him off. Between the strong reception and momentum that Android devices have been receiving lately, and the hype surrounding the Apple tablet and iPhone OS 4.0, Nokia has been stuck in the middle despite getting strong reviews for the Maemo powered N900. So what will the Fins be showing off on the 26th? The timing of the announcement means it probably is nothing terribly unique and different from the status quo because it appears that Nokia itself doesn't think that this device can push Apple off the front page. Your guess?

source: Pocket-Lint

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7 Comments

1. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

My guess? Aren't YOU guys the one with all the info?

2. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

N87. 3.7" nHD capacitive touchscreen, with the same old 5MP camera, no physical keyboard.

3. omac

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Nahhhh!,they aren't so dumb 2 release another 5mp again...are they?????

5. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Haha, I suspect they might be. After all, they have to give the N86 it's time on the market. It is their only 8MP device, and another one that's touchscreen might cannibalize sales of it. Plus, everybody else is now deciding to do 5MP shooters on all their phones, so why not continue the trend haha. We can all dream about the day they finally release a 12MP with xenon and LED.

4. uk786

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

yesh their dumb 3 years yet no strong competitor to iphone.....

6. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Have you heard of the N900? You should try it out. Awesome phone, and oddly enough, very similar in terms of missing functionality upon their debut. It's the smartest phone on the market.

7. Doakie

Posts: 2468; Member since: May 06, 2009

I dont disagree that the N900 might be an awesome phone. I was very much on the edge of my seat when I saw the teaser videos before the phone launched. I really think Nokias best shot(to date) flopped when T-mobile decided not to carry their handset. I mean could you imagine the advertising onslaught that should have gone with an awesome handset like the N900? The fact that they dissed the N900 when they're hyping the mytouch 3g so much...while it sucks so bad. I dont know whats wrong with T-mobile. I talked to an executive for Tmo at one of their stores in the middle of last year. Another employee called him "one of the traveling executives." He leaked info to me about user financing handsets to be able to afford expensive handsets, I said "Like the N97?" and he said "Something like that." Once I heard that the N900 was getting Tmo bands I was so hopeful they would get the N900, then nothing. Tmo dropped the ball. I know they were the leading carrier who was pushing Android, but why couldn't they be pushing Maemo too? Shouldn't a carrier who is in 4th place be striving to grow every which way possible? Once my G1 contract is up I'm hoping they'll have the next model of X6 or N900 by then. I hate my G1 so much now. Slow a$$ phone, I was considering taking the SIM out and putting it back into my Samsung Stripe I have laying around. Being I dont use it for anything but a phone now that I have a Pixi too.

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