To celebrate Bush's re-election, Nokia Philippines gives us this scoop on the much awaited 7710
touch-screen mobile media phone.
It will retail for a billion dollars! Just kidding.
Although first impressions make me want to get my hands on this data pad, there was one thing I overlooked, or rather Nokia might have overlooked if they studied the local tech lifestyle: Pinoys love surfing through Wi-Fi, and not EDGE (which is already under implementation, sans major public marketing) . Of course I may be wrong here, because Nokia seems to release even the kitchen sink and someone still ends up buying it. But seriously, the design is kick-ass.
Oh, and being a Trekkie, my theory on mobile gadgets is that design will inevitably lead to the Star Trek Communicator, Datapad and Tricorder. In this case it's the datapad.
Mobile Media Phone with the following resources:
Widescreen 640 x 320 pixel, Bright 65,536 Color Display
Handsfree Speaker, FM Radio, Digital Music Player (AAC, MP3, True Tone, etc).
Built-in 1 Megapixel Camera, QCIF Camcorder, Real One Mobile Player
Data Input :
Touch Screen, Pen Input with Virtual Keymat and Handwriting Recog!
80 MByte Internal with expandable MMC Slot (128 MB MMC incl. in package)
Technology Platform :
Series 90 GUI, Symbian 7 OS with MIDP Java 2 Support
Mobile Enablers :
Triband EGSM 900/1800/1900, EGPRS, HSCSD, AMR/EFR/FR/HR, SMS, USSD
USB Cable (Pop Port DKU-2 port incl.) and Bluetooth.
WAP and WWW (Opera with Flash and Java and Streaming Support)
Note-able Preloaded Apps :
Sketch, , Games, Themes, etc....
Productivity Enablers :
Contacts (V card format), Calendar, To Do List, Synch with PC PIMs, MS Office Viewers
Other Notables :
Flight Mode & Mobile TV Transceiver Accessory
Its a real heavyweight (189g/ 143 cc >> 69.5 x 128 x 19.5 mm) with talktime of 10 hours (dont worry its front talking) and stanbdy time exceeding 10 days.
Stay tuned for a full review in our next issue of m|ph