Nokia has unveiled its answer to Apple's iPhone: a touchscreen handset that is both Java and Flash-enabled and currently code-named Tube. The iPhone does not support either technology. The Tube will also be able to upload photos. While the handset maker did not disclose any details about the timing of the launch of the device, reports claim the company plans to launch it before the 3G iPhone drops, which could be as soon as 60 days from now, but is scheduled to drop before the end of 2008.
Forum Nokia's VP Tom Libretto poked fun at the recent news that Apple had shipped between 5 million and 6 million iPhones to date: "We've done that [volume] since we've had dinner on Friday," Libretto said. Apple later said that only 4 million iPhones shipped as of January.
For more on the handset:
- read this Infoworld article about Nokia's iPhone-killer Tube