Nokia unfolds 7205 Intrigue
With 'hidden-until-lit' display
Nokia has launched a rather intriguing clamshell phone, a colourful little talker called the 7205 Intrigue.
Nokia's 7205 Intrigue
The phone’s black exterior has been partnered with what’s described as a “hidden-until-lit” external display, the idea being that folk won’t realise that the outside of your phone has a display until a call or SMS comes in.
Prising the clamshell open reveals a two-tone internal keypad that’s available in either “silver-fade” or “pink-fade” finishes. Each has a slightly different navpad.
In terms of features, the phone is equipped with a 2Mp camera that can be triggered from a dedicated button. Music, pictures and videos are stored on Micro SD memory cards of up to 8GB capacity.
Putting the phone into “Habitat mode” means that contacts are displayed in chronological order, which Nokia claimed provides you with... ahem... an “engaging and intuitive” way of tracking, viewing and connecting with chums.
Photos or icons can also be added to a friend’s contact details, while photos can also be directly uploaded onto social networking sites, such as Facebook.
Nokia’s 7205 Intrigue is currently only available in North America, where it costs around $130 (£88/€96). Plans for a European rollout haven’t been announced. ®
Because if the optics are so small and cheap and the CMOS sensor that tiny the image is so compressed at source then, in reality, there is little to no difference in the quality of a 5mp image as that of 10mp up to a 7x5" image. People realised this when they took pictures with their 8mp new Samsung and the image still looked like they'd took it on their old 3mp nokia.
90% of digital images taken never get printed and if they do, it is hardly ever larger than 6x4. Nokia know this and I'd take an affordable 3mp camera phone over a more expensive 10mp camera phone any day.
And I say that as a photographer.
Failphone has fail
why are phone manufacturers still releasing units with sub-5mp cameras in them? I dont get it.
@ Bassey, yeah, they did. it was like a Startac crammed into a sexy dress. and like this ancient POS of yore, you got it home, took the shiny wrapper off, and discovered it was a hideous old dog that had tricked you.
Didn't Motorola have something very similar a few years ago called the Pebl?