Could this be 2004’s hottest phone? After letting its rivals poach the limelight Nokia has hit back in style this week with the unveiling of the 7610 smartphone.
Due in early summer the 7610 has a number of Nokia’s firsts:
· It is the first Nokia handset to feature a mega pixel camera (like the Sharp GX30)
· It is the first Nokia handset to include an integrated HTML web browser. In this case the superb Opera browser which debuted on the Sony Ericsson P900.
· It is the first Nokia phone to capture a decent amount of video. It can shoot up to 10 minutes at a time. It also features some rather basic in-phone video editing software.
· The phone is the first to come with Nokia’s innovative Lifeblog software. When the phone is synced with a PC this automatically ports all recent images and text messages to software on the computer and organises them chronologically enabling users to create a personal diary.
Also on board MP3 and video playback, Bluetooth and POP3 email. The phone runs on the Series 60 Symbian based platform.
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We think the 7610 is Nokia’s first smartphone bulls eye
It looks great – it is much more compact than the rather cumbersome Nokia 6600. The only other phone to cram so many cool features into such a compact handset is the Motorola MPx100 and that is still much larger than the 7610.
Adding the Opera web browser is a genius move. It is this the web browser for nay kind of mobile phones
The feature line up is spot-on. Loads of video, MP3 playback, and some fun software too. The mega pixel camera is also state of the art for the time being.
The Lifeblog software sounds intriguing. Imagine if you could tweak the software so that each time you sent a message or took a shot it automatically sent it to your weblog. That would be cool.
So a definite thumbs up for the 7610. A Nokia smartphone you’d consider buying – now that’s a first!