Nokia unveils new phones at NMIC
A common theme for all phones launched is color and MMS, and Nokia also launched three new accessories that can be used with several of the company's models to enhance functionality in these including the Nokia Observation camera, Nokia Camera Headset HS-1C and Nokia Music Stand.
The Nokia 6800 is the first messaging device from Nokia optimized for efficient text input - except perhaps for the Nokia 5510, which is the predecessor of the device - sporting a full QWERTY keyboard. The 6800 model comes with a color display, support for SyncML, e-mail, J2ME and MMS, and also offers an integrated stereo FM radio. A dual band 900/1800 MHz GSM/GPRS phone, the Nokia 6800 is expected to start shipping in the first quarter 2003 in Europe, Africa and Asia.
The Nokia 6100 is claimed by Nokia to be the world's smallest and lightest GPRS, MMS-enabled phone with color display, and offers tri-band 900/1800/1900 MHz and is to be shipping on a global basis before the end of 2002.
A bit down on the ladder in regard to features comes the Nokia 5100, which combines wearability and durability with tri-band 900/1800/1900 MHz support, a color display, support for J2ME and MMS and a more sporty design than what's common from Nokia. Shipments of the 5100 are scheduled to begin globally in the first quarter 2003.
Last, but not least is the Nokia 2100, which Nokia defines as the manufacturer's first mobile entry product. Designed to be an affordable alternative for voice and text messaging to cater to first time users in low mobile penetration markets in Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific, the Nokia 2100 is expected to be commercially available during the first quarter of 2003 in Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.