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Nokia Announce 7610 Series 60 Megapixel Cameraphone

Nokia's latest Series 60 phone, the 7610, was announced at CeBit today. No info on release dates, but the 8mb internal memory, and a 64mb 'Reduced Size' MMC card, this megapixel cameraphone (runinng Symbian OS 7.0s) is clearly squaring up for a fight with the soon to arrive Sendo X.



-- Press Release --

NOKIA PRESS RELEASE

March 17, 2004

Sharpen and smarten your image with the new Nokia megapixel phone

Stylish and slim Nokia 7610 combines robust imaging capabilities with
multiple smartphone features

Hanover, Germany - On a makeshift catwalk, Nokia grabbed the
spotlight at CeBIT 2004 with the introduction of the sleek Nokia 7610
imaging device, the company's first megapixel camera phone. Encased in
fashionable dual-tone ruby and onyx-colored covers, the slim and stylish
Nokia 7610 phone offers quick and convenient capturing, printing, storing
and sending of photo-quality images and videos in addition to the benefits
of the Series 60 Platform. The tri-band model is planned to be available
during the second quarter of 2004 in two variants, GSM 900/1800/1900 and
GSM 850/1800/1900. It is expected to retail for approximately €500.

Printing is a breeze for users of the Nokia 7610 imaging device -
pictures can be turned into prints in just a few seconds via a
Bluetooth connection to a compatible printer or by using a printer
kiosk available in Nokia branded retail locations or other photo
shops. Using the Kodak Pictures application on the phone, pictures
can be uploaded to a virtual photo album on the web and shared online with
others or ordered as prints via an online service. The Nokia 7610 phone
offers a 65,000 color screen for viewing still images and video captured
by the integrated camera and watching real-time video streaming using the
built-in RealOne mobile player. The megapixel (1152 X 864) camera features
a high-quality lens, 4x digital zoom, and a self-timer. The Nokia 7610
imaging device also allows users to capture images in low-light
conditions.

"Digital imaging has developed in ways that were unimaginable when
digital cameras first entered the mainstream only five years ago. In
2003, the number of camera phones sold outnumbered digital cameras.
We are now entering an era where camera phones will become mainstream
imaging devices," says Juha Putkiranta, Nokia's Senior Vice President,
Imaging Business Unit. "With the introduction of the Nokia 7610, Nokia's
first megapixel imaging device, capturing spontaneous print-quality images
no longer requires a separate camera. Your megapixel camera is now always
in your pocket, built into your phone."

The Nokia 7610 is designed specifically for consumers who create
trends, not follow them. More than simply sharing pictures with
friends and family, Nokia 7610 users can create short films or even
music videos of up to 10 minutes by shooting and editing the footage
captured with their imaging device. By using the Movie Director
application, users can, for the first time, turn video clips captured with
their Nokia 7610 into personal movies by adding special effects such as
music, text, new colors or moving objects. The application automatically
combines multiple video clips into a single video vignette or optimizes
the edited videos for MMS sending.

Another innovative concept available for the Nokia 7610 is the Nokia
Lifeblog application, which adds an automatic digital diary to the
pockets of trendsetters. The phone application records and organizes
digital content - such as images, videos or messages - creating a
personal logbook or multimedia memo directly on the phone. When
transferred to Nokia Lifeblog on the PC, people can browse and search
their multimedia diary in an easy to use timeline or share diary items
with friends or family via email. Additionally, the Adobe® Photoshop®
Album software included in the sales package allows Nokia 7610 phone users
to organize and edit digital pictures on their PC's.

The other key features of the Nokia 7610 include rich Multimedia
Messaging, email, and MP3/AAC music player, Internet browser, 72MB of
expandable memory, USB, Bluetooth connectivity and support for Java
technology. The small and sleek 118 gram and 93cc phone offers up to 3
hours talk-time and 250 hours of standby time. With a wide selection of
applications designed for Series 60 based devices, people can customize
their Nokia 7610 imaging phones with the applications they require to be
most creative.

About Nokia
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications, driving the
growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia is
dedicated to enhancing people's lives and productivity by providing
easy-to-use and secure products like mobile phones, and solutions for
imaging, games, media, mobile network operators and businesses. Nokia is a
broadly held company with listings on five major exchanges.

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Tel. +358 7180 45751

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Tel: +358 7180 34900
Email: press.office@nokia.com
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Doesn't it feel like a true 7650 successor?
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There is a detailed 7610 page here. It says available Q2 2004!

I have to say it looks good

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There is a detailed 7610 page here. It says available Q2 2004!

I have to say it looks good
This link doesn't work for me. :(

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This link doesn't work for me. :(
Ok, it works now !

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No word about stereo output, at least I couldn't find it. Anyone found that out yet?
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No IRDA on Nokia 7610 ?

It seems to not have IRDA, like the N-Gage ! Many users like me need it to communicate with notebooks without Bluetooth (ok, I can add a Bluetooth card) and with PDAs (Psion, Nokia 92xx, etc., without any Bluetooth capability). If it does not have IRDA, it is useless for me and other users. Why is it so difficult to maintain infrared ???

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Re: No IRDA on Nokia 7610 ?

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It seems to not have IRDA, like the N-Gage ! Many users like me need it to communicate with notebooks without Bluetooth (ok, I can add a Bluetooth card) and with PDAs (Psion, Nokia 92xx, etc., without any Bluetooth capability). If it does not have IRDA, it is useless for me and other users. Why is it so difficult to maintain infrared ???

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I would guess the reason is obsolescence. They can't maintain every new standard forever or devices would get bigger and more expensive. Every new technology has a limited life span and is eventually superseded. Nokia seem to have decided that the time is right to phase out infrared as bluetooth and Wi-Fi become more prevalant. Presumably there are not enough people relying on it for its absence to seriously effect sales.

A bit like SE and it's decision to omit Fax capabilities from the last three generations of it's flagship device.
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IRDA againi

Hi,

But Sendo X (not yet available) and Siemens SX1 both have almost the same dimensions of the Nokia 7610, but they do have IRDA, USB and Bluetooth...

The N-Gage case is impossible to understand, it is large and could have space to have a IRDA interface without problems. I have not bought the N-Gage due to this limitation, instead I have chosen a Nokia 7650 less expensive than the N-Gage here in Brazil.

And USB does not replace IRDA, see the N-Gage where you cannot synchronize and use Internet (N-Gage as modem) using USB, just with Bluetooth.

Nokia seems to love making almost perfect phones...

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Hi,

But Sendo X (not yet available) and Siemens SX1 both have almost the same dimensions of the Nokia 7610, but they do have IRDA, USB and Bluetooth...

And USB does not replace IRDA, see the N-Gage where you cannot synchronize and use Internet (N-Gage as modem) using USB, just with Bluetooth.
IRDA by itself may not make much difference to the size and cost, but think ten or twenty years into the future when we have even more GSM bands, HCSD, EDGE, GPRS, I-MODE, several flavours of 3G, IRDA, Bluetooth, Wireless USB, Umpteen flavours of Wi-Fi PLUS whatever else they come up with between now and then. It is not possible to support every single standard indefinitely. New standards are (in general) developed to take over from the old ones. Each company has to decide when to stop supporting old standards based on the cost of keeping them in against lost sales from excluding them. Siemen's and Sendo obviously believe IRDA is still important enough to include in high end devices. Nokia, seemingly, don't.

Also, bare in mind that this is JUST high end devices. In these markets, the people buying them will generally be ahead of the average in terms of new technology usage. I think it's quite reasonable to assume that not many people buying a $500 mobile phone will still be relying on IRDA. Especially when you can get a bluetooth dongle for $20. Obviously there are some people who still use IRDA, but is it worth Nokia's time and expense maintaining backward compatability for those few customers?

And I don't believe I mentioned USB replacing IRDA. Bluetooth (and soon wireless USB) is designed to be a better way of achieving short range communications than IRDA. Not USB.

Oh, and little closer to the topic, I think it looks fantastic, the specs look good, but it has the 3650s d-pad. I HATE that d-pad. Maybe it's just me, but I find you have to be so acurate with it that it just doesn't feel natural. I much prefer the joystick on the 7650!
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I tend to agree with Roberto. You guys can speak of the fact that new wireless standards are coming/already here and that's why they left IRDA out, but they didn't put any of these new standards into the 7610, while they left IRDA out. So it's actually a step back. If they would have put (for example) wifi into it INSTEAD of IRDA, it would haven been acceptable, but like I said, now it's only a step back!
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Er, its hideous.
Another goddam 3650 fashion cock up.

Give features in something sensible like the 6600 case.

Who is working in the design department at Nokia?

NOKIA STOP TRYING TO MAKE FASHION STATEMENTS, YOU ARE FINNISH, PLEASE REMEMBER THIS.

I will not buy this phone cos it looks bad, I'll wait for the replacement, the one with all the same specs, but a much nicer look.

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Er, its hideous.
Another goddam 3650 fashion cock up.

Give features in something sensible like the 6600 case.

Who is working in the design department at Nokia?

NOKIA STOP TRYING TO MAKE FASHION STATEMENTS, YOU ARE FINNISH, PLEASE REMEMBER THIS.

I will not buy this phone cos it looks bad, I'll wait for the replacement, the one with all the same specs, but a much nicer look.
I agree, I hate the design as wel

Besides not much has changed in comparison to the 6600. Only major thing is the 1mp camera. No word about stereo... --> unimpressed and a bit disappointedl
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Whether or not one likes the design is a matter of taste.I like it a lot,its a lot more elegant then the 3650/3660.The 6600 looks like a blown up frog or a soap to me.
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