Feeds

Ericsson challenges Nokia with snap-happy smartphone

Symbian Linnea breaks cover

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Nokia has set great store by integrating the camera with the mobile phone, but it won't have the market to itself for very long.

Sony/Ericsson has officially announced its Linnea smartphone, which we told you about in December. It will be available in the third quarter, weeks after the Nokia 7650 debuts. The P800 is a Symbian smartphone, and unlike the 7650, will be triband from the get-go, so you'll be able to use it in the United States.

Unlike the Pearl-based Nokia camera phone, the P800 uses a pen-based 208x320 pixel version of the Symbian Quartz UI, now dubbed "UIQ", which Symbian originally pitched head-to-head with Palm. This makes it the successor to the R380 smartphone, which is also a pen-based device.

You can see screenshots - or realistic PhotoShop mock-ups, we're not quite sure - here and generic screenshots of this UI, also called "Thin Quartz", here

It uses version 7.0 of the Symbian OS, codenamed Hurricane, and as you'd expect the phone does GPRS and HSCD, and has Bluetooth. Ericssony wouldn't reveal the price. ®

Related Stories

Nokia 7650: smart phone, shame about the price
Smartphone roadmaps for 2002

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Same old iPad? NO. The new 'soft SIMs' are BIG NEWS
AppleSIM 'ware to allow quick switch of carriers
Brits: Google, can you scrape 60k pages from web, pleeease
Hey, c'mon Choc Factory, it's our 'right to be forgotten'
Of COURSE Stephen Elop's to blame for Nokia woes, says author
'Google did have some unique propositions for Nokia'
FCC, Google cast eye over millimetre wireless
The smaller the wave, the bigger 5G's chances of success
It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE
By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy
Mobile coverage on trains really is pants
You thought it was just *insert your provider here*, but now we have numbers
Don't mess with Texas ('cos it's getting Google Fiber and you're not)
A bit late, but company says 1Gbps Austin network almost ready to compete with AT&T
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.