Nokia Shines Light on 'Prism' Phones

Nokia on Tuesday introduced two new style-oriented handsets that will only be available in Europe initially. The phones fall under what the company is calling its "Prism Collection," featuring triangle-shaped buttons and light-refracting colors.

The Nokia 7900 is the top-of-the-line Prism model, and includes an anodized aluminium backcover and an Organic LED display on the front. Users can choose from 49 different illumination colors that come from under the keys and around the display.

The phone's "living wallpaper" subtly changes throughout the day, Nokia says, and is based on a number of factors including time and signal strength. On the tech side, 3G support is included, along with 1GB of internal memory and a 2-megapixel camera.

The lower-end 7500 Prism model -- which Nokia calls the "quirky sibling" -- is similar in design, but lacks the 7900's high-end features. Color accents are included, but not the OLED display or aluminum backing. 3G support is also missing, as is internal memory, but users can add more with a microSD card.

Both Prism models will go on sale in Europe in the third quarter. The Nokia 7900 will run $400 Euros ($550 USD), while the 7500 costs 210 Euros ($290 USD).

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