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February 11, 2008 / Marco

4 New Cell Phones Announced Today: N96, N78, 6220 Classic and 6210 Navigator

Today Nokia unveiled 4 new S60 FP2 cell phones at Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barselona.

The Nokia N96

As I posted earlier today, the dual-slide Nokia N96 has the potential to become Nokia’s flagship handset with its 5MP camera, 16GB of internal memory and a memory card slot. It’ll be available in Q3 2008 with the following specs.

Supported networks

  • UMTS networks (WCDMA 2100/850; HSDPA)
  • Quad-band operation in GSM 850/900/1800/1900 networks (EDGE)
  • Automatic frequency band and mode switching
  • DVB-H, class C, 470-750 MHz


  • Volume: 92 cc
  • Weight: 125 g
  • Length: 103 mm
  • Width: 55 mm
  • Depth: 20 mm


  • 16GB of internal flash memory, memory expansion via hot-swappable microSD memory cards
  • Approximate storage capacity is 16GB disk space:
    • Video: 40 hours
    • Music: 12,000 songs
    • 128Mb of RAM, 256Mb of system memory (operating system plus dynamic memory for user data)

Operating Hours

  • Battery: Nokia Battery BL-5F, 950 mAh
  • Talk time: GSM: up to 220 min; UMTS: Up to 150 min
  • Stand-by Time: GSM: Up to 220 hours; UMTS up to 200 hours
  • Video playback: Up to 5 hours (in offline mode)
  • Music playback: Up to 14 hours (in offline mode)
  • TV Play: Up to 4 hours (DVB-H)

Display and user interface

  • QVGA TFT display with a 2.8″ screen and 16.7 million colours at a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels
  • User interface: S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
  • Active standby mode, multimedia menu

Video Center

  • Video Center: Central application for video experiences
  • Access to the recent play videos and simple continuation of play
  • My Videos: collection of videos stored in the device
  • Access to Internet video, compatible with news feeds and video podcasts, updates and downloads directly over the cellular network
  • Catalog for new Internet video

Video codecs and formats

  • MPEG-4 Part 2 (H.263/SP), up to VGA at 30 frames / s codec with hardware acceleration, max. QVGA on the screen of the device, max. SDTV on TV Output
  • MPEG-4 Part 10 (H.264/SP), up to VGA at 30 frames / s codec with hardware acceleration, max. QVGA on the screen of the device, max. SDTV on TV Output
  • Windows Media Video (WMV9), up to CIF / QVGA at 30 frames / s codec with hardware acceleration, max. QVGA on the screen of the device, max. SDTV on TV Output
  • Real Video (QCIF) with 30 frames / s
  • Support for Flash movies in Internet Browser
  • Digital rights management: OMA DRM 1, OMA DRM 2, WM DRM (Windows Media DRM)

Live TV

  • DVB-H-based mobile TV with integrated antenna
  • DVB-H, class C, 470-750 MHz
  • Access to videos on the browser
  • Downloading, streaming and playback during download
  • Support for Flash movies


  • Digital music player – support for MP3, AAC, eAAC +, WMA and album cover
  • Editing and sharing playlists
  • Equalizer and visualization of sounds
  • Online search and purchase music tracks in Nokia Music Store – with support for WM DRM-protected files (Windows Media DRM)


  • FM stereo radio (87,5-108 MHz) with support for RDS; possibility for the use of the VHF radios in offline mode
  • Nokia Internet Radio

Main Camera

  • Up to 5 megapixels (2,592 x 1,944 pixels)
  • Optics by Carl Zeiss
  • Autofocus, automatic exposure control
  • Aperture: F2.8
  • Focal Length: 5.2 mm
  • Focus range: 10 cm to infinity
  • Two flashlights (LED), video light, lighting-support autofocus and recording progress indicator

Second Camera

  • VGA (640 x 480 pixels)

Video recording function

  • Video recording in MPEG-4 format, with up to VGA 30 frames / s
  • Digital video stabilization
  • Video clip length: Depends on available space
  • Video File Format: MP4 (standard), 3GPP (for MMS messages)
  • Program settings for automatic, a video light, white balance and color mood


  • Photo Resolution: Up to 5 megapixels (2,592 x 1,944 pixels)
  • Format for photographs: JPEG / EXIF
  • Details on the recording location: Automatic recording of information on location in the image file
  • Program settings for automatic, flash, serial shots, self-timer, color humor, white balance, contrast, exposure correction, help


  • Digital maps and navigation
  • Integrated GPS module with support for A-GPS (Assisted GPS)
  • Nokia Maps application
  • Free downloadable maps for more than 150 countries, millions of locations, location details and satellite images **
  • To purchase upgrades available multimedia travel guides and navigation services for the car navigation Sprachgestützte
  • For pedestrians: Special optimized for pedestrian navigation with Directions

E-mail and Messaging

  • Easy-to-use e-mail client with support for attachments (photos, videos, music files, and text documents)
  • Support for e-mail protocols SMTP, IMAP4 and POP3, as well as for MMS and SMS messages Common SMS-/MMS-Editor
  • Compatible with Nokia Wireless Keyboard SU-8W (optional)

Mobile Internet Access

  • Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map function, visual history display, support for HTML and JavaScript, Flash Lite 3.0, and for Flash videos
  • Support for news feeds (RSS)

Connection options

  • WLAN (IEEE802.11 g / b) with support for UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
  • USB 2.0 micro-USB port (Type B)
  • 3.5-mm jack for connecting a standard headphone and TV output for connecting a TV for playback of photos and videos (PAL / NTSC)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with support for stereo audio transmission (Bluetooth profile “Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), and EDR (Enhanced Data Rates)
  • Use of Nokia PC Suite for Nseries devices (PC software), in conjunction with Bluetooth wireless connections or cable connections to the USB port compatible PCs

Standard package

  • Nokia N96
  • Nokia battery BL-5F
  • Nokia data cable CA-101
  • Nokia video output cable, CA-75U
  • Nokia Stereo Headset-HS-45, with remote AD-54
  • Nokia cigarette lighter charger cable DC-4
  • Nokia compact AC-5E

The Nokia N78

This candybar handset which offers an FM transmitter and a 3.2MP camera will be available in Q2 2008. Its known specs are:

  • Integrated A-GPS
  • Audio playback time up to 24h
  • Music player with integrated FM transmitter (88.1 – 107.9 MHz)
  • CMOS 3.2 megapixel (2048 x 1536) autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash and up to 20x digital zoom. Automatic tagging with capture location.
  • 2.4″ QVGA (240 x 320) display with 16 million colors
  • Mobile broadband with WLAN and HSDPA
  • Multimedia menu and NaviTMwheel for accessing content
  • Take up to 1500* tracks with you on a pre-fitted 2GB memory card

Unfortunately currently I know nothing about its weight and battery type, but the battery might well be a 1200 one.

The Nokia 6220 Classic

This mid-range handset which lacks Wi-Fi connectivity is special because it offers a 5MP camera with a Xenon flash and a GPS chip outside the realm of the Nseries devices. It’s expected to be available in Q3 2008. Its known specs are:

  • Advanced imaging features with 5 megapixel camera with Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics
  • Easy sharing of photos and videos, attached with location information – online sharing to web, phone to phone, or on TV screen
  • Built-in GPS: Nokia Maps 2.0 with integrated GPS, Assisted GPS (A-GPS) support, pre-installed maps in microSD
  • HSDPA data connection for fast web browsing and downloading
  • WidSets service preloaded
  • Adaptive Multi Rate – Wideband (AMR-WB) speech coding technology

The Nokia 6210 Navigator

What is special about this handset is that all GPS-based navigation options it provides are free, meaning it requires no further investment for voice-guided and car navigation unlike other Nokia handsets. It’ll become available in Q3 2008. Its known specs are:

  • 15mm thick, 117g
  • Intuitive pedestrian and car navigation, GPS is Assisted
  • Navigation ready to use without further expenditure
  • High-speed HSDPA data connection for fast web browsing and downloading
  • An Accelerometer” helps out when in “Pedestrian” mode by sensing device movement and keeping the map oriented consistently
  • 2.4″ screen
  • 120MB of user flash memory, microSD expansion
  • Full multimedia computer capabilities
  • Still photos at 3.2megapixels
  • Video recording at VGA at 15fps

Which one do you think would have the potential to become your cup of tea? Personally speaking, I’d be glad to be able to take a look at the N78 and the 6220 Classic.



Leave a Comment
  1. Shafiee / Feb 11 2008 7:21 pm

    “integrated FM transmitter (88.1 – 107.9 MHz)”
    This features will be on new Nokia N78. Do you have any further idea what’s this features about? Please elaborate more.
    Thank you for the blog with such valuable info.


  2. Hamish / Feb 11 2008 7:25 pm


    Enjoy your regular updates but saw this that you might want to post about

  3. Amir / Feb 11 2008 10:21 pm

    Well, the FM transmitter would be used to broadcast music. Imagine you’re in your car and want to listen to music via your handset. It’s obvious that the loudness of your car speakers cannot compete with the loudness of your cell phone. So you can use your N78 to define an FM frequency and then receive the music via your car radio.
    Personally speaking, the FM transmitter can cover 10 to 15 meters only, but we’d have to wait and see the relative scope of the transmitter.
    Finally, thanks for your interest in my blog!

  4. Stephen / Feb 12 2008 1:35 am

    The N78 has a 1200 battery. See Sounds like it may be one of the phones that I get myself this year. I just hope that they do not use the same AMP as the N82 or the same speakers. Also it sounds like it may not have a camera cover. Also the N78 will come in two models. The UK model and a USA model. So the USA will not be left out as far as the HSDPA speed!

  5. Amir / Feb 12 2008 6:10 am

    Thanks, Steve, for the info you provided. If the N78 uses a 1200 battery, it would probably be released without a camera cover because of the size of the battery. The same has happened to the N95 8GB as opposed to its older brother the N95. I’d rather have such a protective cover on my handset anyway. As for the speakers, I also hope Nokia learns from the N82 which offers everything but decent speakers.

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