Nokia unveiled three new “minimalist design,” mid-range handsets: the Nokia 6600 fold, the Nokia 6600 slide and the Nokia 3600 slide. All three are expected to start shipping in Q3 and will range in price from $273 to $429 before taxes and subsidies.
The Nokia 6600 fold opens with one touch of a button to reveal a 2.13-inch OLED screen displaying up to 16 million colors. The handset also features a 2-megapixel camera and 3G connectivity. The Nokia 6600 slide is one of the handset maker’s smallest sliders to date, and features a 3.2-megapixel camera and Nokia Maps application. The Nokia 3600 slide is the first Nokia product to feature background noise cancellation; it also comes with a built-in music player, up to 3,000 songs on an optional microSD card, as well as a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and a 2-LED flash, and a TV-out feature for displaying stored photos on a bigger screen.
“Each of the three devices introduced today offers a slightly different take on a core design language. We believe they are both beautiful to use and beautiful to behold – and offer a range of choice,” said Mikkel Drucker, director of Connect Devices at Nokia, via a statement.
In more Nokia news, the company announced it’s working with ARC Transistance to provide real-time traffic information to handsets. Nokia will offer the service as a premium in Nokia Maps 2.0 and in future versions of Nokia Maps. ARC Transistance Traffic Information services aggregate real-time road and traffic conditions in 16 countries in Europe.
The application will use road updates from ARC Transistance to dynamically re-route drivers to avoid traffic backups and provide a faster route.