Feeds

Nokia pitches 3G at the mainstream

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Nokia has introduced a pair of mid-range 3G handsets - a clamshell and a candybar - it hopes will drive mainstream interest in video-calling and faster downloads. It also launched a third hansdet, this time a budget 2.5G model.

Nokia 3500 Classic
Nokia's 3500 Classic

The 3500 Classic may be cheep - €135 ($181/£91) unsubsidised - but it nonetheless packs in an FM radio and a two-megapixel camera. The candybar will be offered in red and blue colour schemes: each hue used as a highlight on the handset's black face. Still, it's limited to a mere three hours' talk time.

Nokia's other new candybar is the 6121 Classic, which also features a two-megapixel camera but one with a flash and a panoramic shooting mode. In addition to quad-band GSM/GPRS connectivity, the 6121 has dual-band 3G with added HSPDA for even faster downloads. It's apparently a tweaked version of the 6120 Nokia announced back in April.

Nokia 6121 Classic
Nokia's 6121 Classic

The 6121 set to retail for around €260 ($348/£176). The clamshell 6267 is slightly cheaper - €240 ($321/£162) - but last HSDPA technology. It too has a flash-fitted two-megapixel camera, but with an 8x zoom to the 6121's 4x. It also has 4GB of memory for media storage and a 6.5-hour talk time.

Nokia 6267 Classic
Nokia's 6267

Nokia said all three handsets will go on sale in Q3.

More 3500, 6212 and 6267 pics on the next page

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Next page: Nokia 3500 Classic

More from The Register

next story
Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins
More USB ports than your laptop? You'd better believe it...
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious
Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.