Nokia debuts three mid-range handsets

Handset giant Nokia announced the Q3 launch of three new mid-range mobile devices at its annual Nokia Connection event last week in Singapore. Emphasizing efficient access to music, videos and photos, the 3G-enabled Nokia 6267 boasts an enhanced music player and dedicated playback keys as well as a 2 megapixel camera with flash and 8x digital zoom. The flip phone also includes a large keypad and high-resolution screen, calendar, organizer, and support for up to 4GB of expandable memory. The 6267 delivers up to 6.5 hours of talk time and up to 12.5 days of standby time. Expected retail: €240, or about $325 U.S. 

The Nokia 6121 classic smartphone supports both quadband GSM and WCDMA 900/2100 technology, with a 2 megapixel camera and 4x digital zoom, flash and panorama mode as well as a second camera that enables video calling. The Nokia 6121 also employs HSDPA technology to facilitate faster and more efficient downloads, Internet browsing, video streaming and e-mail. Its Data Transfer application enables users to transfer contacts, calendars, photos, videos and files from an existing Nokia model. Expected retail: €260, or about $350 U.S.

Finally, the Nokia 3500 classic spotlights a more traditional features and simple design, and comes with an FM radio, 2 megapixel camera, instant messaging and capacity for 2,000 phone contacts--Nokia seems to be emphasizing form over function here, touting the handset's multitude of color choices as much if not more than its feature set. The 3500 offers up to 3 hours of talk time and up to 12 days of standby time, with an expected retail price of €135, or about $180 U.S.   

For more on the new Nokia handsets:
- read this release

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