Nokia to launch a netbook and more phones
Finland’s largest cellphone company, Nokia, has announced more phones at Nokia World Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. They also announced their partnership with Facebook with their new “Lifecasting” offering that will integrate Facebook with its phones.
Nokia also announced the pricing for their 3G and GPS enabled netbook, the Booklet 3G. Executive Vice President/Markets Anssi Vanjoki said that the Booklet will ship for €575 (around $817 US).
Here comes the more phones part:
Nokia will also launch the N97 mini handset in October which will be available for an estimated price of €450. Some of the features of the new hand-held are QWERTY keyboard and a fully customizable home screen. The Lifecasting will initially be available with the N97 mini phone. This technology will let users update their location and status directly to the site through a Nokia Ovi account.
“People want to bring their physical and online worlds together via the Internet. The Nokia N97 mini is designed for this new social Internet and to help navigate people and places,” said Jonas Guest, vice president of Nokia Nseries.
And more phones:
Nokia also announced a pair of music phones, the X6 and X3 set to ship during the fourth quarter of this year.
The X6 features 32 gigabytes of memory, can play up to 35 hours of music and has a 3.2-inch touch-screen.
The X3 is a more compact version that features direct access to Nokia’s music store and features a built-in FM radio and 3.2 megapixel camera.
The X6 and X3 will sell at around €115 and €450, respectively while the Linux-based Nokia N900 smartphone, announced last week, will cost around €500.