The Nokia 6290 is described as a mid-range 3G phone. And even though you might think $430 is quite a high price for a mid-range phone, you get a nice symbian based 3G phone with a mp3 player and a 2 megapixel camera. Pictures and more information inside.
Full press release from Nokia
Nokia’s first mid-range 3G smartphone based on S60 3rd Edition
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – At Nokia’s annual Capital Market Days taking place in Amsterdam today, Nokia unveiled the Nokia 6290, a versatile 3G smartphone based on the world’s leading smartphone software S60 on Symbian OS. The Nokia 6290 is a modern smartphone with a classic, ergonomic design at an accessible price point. The Nokia 6290 is expected to begin shipping in Q1 2007 with an estimated retail price of 325 euros before subsidies or taxes.
The Nokia 6290 is designed to meet the needs of the hectic professional looking to balance a hectic business and social calendar. With a number of practical new features, multiple alarms and handy Quick Cover access keys which enable instant access to a wide range of the device’s useful features, including an interactive world travel application, consumers can use their mobile for many things. With constant connectivity via 3G technology, the Nokia 6290 ensures productivity remains a priority, providing email access, as well as connections to favourite websites. The Nokia 6290′s mobile search application ensures the leading search engines and location-specific services are only the touch of a button away.
While the Nokia 6290 has been designed to help people manage time and improve productivity, this smartphone will be best appreciated for its simplicity. An ergonomic keypad, fast access keys and intuitive menu structure make getting started simpler than ever. The Nokia 6290 also offers a Setup Wizard to guide users through the process of establishing their specific email, MMS functions as well as operator-specific settings.
“Simplicity is what makes the Nokia 6290 smartphone so smart,” said Kai Oistamo, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “The Nokia 6290 combines the collective power of S60 3rd Edition and 3G in an easy-to-use, attractively designed package. With the 3G subscriber base expected to double over the next year, there is a strong need for 3G models like the Nokia 6290 smartphone in our portfolio.”
The suite of standard features includes:
- 2 megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom
- 2.2″ QVGA 16M colour internal screen
- Rich email functionality which supports attachments such as PPT, PDF, Word and Excel.
- MP3 music player with excellent stereo surround sound
- Two way video calling
The Nokia 6290 is Nokia’s first mid-range smartphone to offer S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1. Announced at the Symbian Smartphone Show in October, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 opens up a world of possibilities, highlighted by an enhanced single browser that supports both full Web and mobile optimized content. There is also available a wide variety of add-on applications that can turn the phone into a highly personalized, versatile device. The applications range from games and entertainment to powerful business and navigation applications.
The Nokia 6290 phone has a talk-time of up to 3.5 hours and a standby battery time of up to 10 days.