Nokia has announced three new devices, the Nokia 6600 fold, 6600 Slide and the Nokia 3600 slide.
The manufacturer says all three handsets ‘present a smooth, minimalist design and have an appealing array of easy-to-use features.’ The devices will range in price from 175 - 275 EUR before taxes and subsidies and are expected to start shipping during the third quarter of 2008.
The handsets appear to be intended to take over the baton from the Nokia 6500 Slide and 6500 Classic, which have consistently been two of this year’s best selling handsets.
Mikkel Drucker, connect devices director at Nokia, said: ‘There is a strong consumer demand for mobile handsets that blend elegant looks with modern features. We believe the three devices are both beautiful to use and beautiful to behold – and offer a range of choice.’
The Nokia 6600 fold has a 2.13’’ OLED screen which displays up to 16 million colours and can be turned off standby mode with a double tap of the screen. The same motion can also silence or reject incoming calls. The 3G device has a 2 megapixel camera and will be available at around 275 EUR excluding taxes.
Meanwhile the 6600 Slide is one of its ‘smallest sliders to date’ according to Nokia and will be available at around 250 EUR before taxes. It offers the same double tap options as the 6600 fold, but has a better camera than its contemporary, with 3.2 megapixels. However, unlike the ‘fold’ it appears not to have 3G capability.
The third release, the Nokia 3600 slide, offers a 3.2 megapixel camera and has a built in music player that holds up to 3000 songs. It will cost around 175 EUR before tax.