Nokia has announced a smartphone focused on giving users access to Internet services.
Nokia N80 Internet Edition includes a Web browser capable of accessing a wide variety of online services. To make accessing the Web faster, this quad-band GSM phone will offer support for high-speed UMTS/WCDMA wireless networks.
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This smartphone will also include built-in Wi-Fi and a VoIP client (based on the SIP protocol) that will allow users to make voice calls that go directly over the Internet, not through cellular-wireless networks.
In addition, pictures taken with the N80’s 3-megapixel camera will be be directly uploadable to Flickr, Yahoo’s photo-sharing service.
This new version of the N80 will have a numberpad that can be slid behind its 352-by-416-pixel, 2.1-inch display.
Bluetooth and an FM radio are also included on this Series 60 model.
This device is expected to be released later this month. Where the Nokia N80 Internet Edition will be released — and at what cost — has not yet been announced.
An Updated Model, Not a New One
As its name suggests, this is an updated version of a smartphone already on the market, the N80.
For the Internet Edition, Nokia has included an enhanced web browser, a new Wi-Fi set-up Wizard, and the Yahoo! Go for Mobile application.