Nokia Introduces 4GB Music Phone
iPod Mini, meet the Nokia N91. At a special event in Amsterdam Wednesday, Nokia rolled out a new line of multimedia mobile phones that bring together the latest technology with sleek styling. In particular, the N91 packs in a 4GB micro hard drive, USB 2.0, 3G network connectivity and stereo headphone jack.
Consumers more interested in photos than music can opt for the Nokia N90, which sports a 2-megapixel Carl Zeiss lens with VHS video capture support. The flip phone includes a "multi-hinge twist-and-shoot design" and integrated flash.
The third Nseries phone, the N70, brings Nokia's smallest form factor to 3G. The Series 60 phone features a 2-megapixel camera, HTML browser, music player and FM radio inside a brushed metal design.
"This next step in digital convergence brings together mobile devices, Internet content, still and video cameras, music, email and much more. Nokia Nseries devices share similar design traits as mobile phones, but they are actually powerful pocketable computers with a comprehensive set of multimedia features," said Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President of Multimedia at Nokia.
Nokia hasn't discussed estimated pricing of the new phones, which will have a staggered rollout starting this spring. The N90 will be available in the second quarter, with the N70 following in the third quarter. Finally, the N91 music phone will ship before the end of the year.