Nokia launches new music phones range

Targeting at the portable music players fans, the Finnish manufacturer has upgraded its highly popular N-series mobiles – Nokia N70, Nokia N73, and Nokia N91.

The flagship in this Music Range trio is the Nokia N91 which would offer a 8GB hard disk for storing all your favorite tracks. Dressed in black and stylish as ever, the new Music Edition or Music Range N-series devices are ready more than ever to be used as music players on-the-go. The added music features include the addition of dedicated music player control keys, new Nokia Music Manager software as a part of the Nokia PC Suite, 3.5 mm jacks for using standard headphones with the mobiles, and more memory for the storing music.
The Nokia N70 Music Edition and Nokia N73 Music Edition are expected to become commercially available in October 2006 and the Nokia N91 8GB by the end 2006, at estimated prices of 350, 450 and 550 euros respectively.

Nokia Press Release

New Nokia Nseries range shines spotlight on music
September 26, 2006

Special black editions of Nokia N70, Nokia N73 and Nokia N91 8GB offer ultimate mobile music experiences
Nokia Open Studio 2006, New York, US – Today, Nokia unveiled music editions of three Nokia Nseries multimedia computers, the Nokia N70 Music Edition, Nokia N73 Music Edition and Nokia N91 8GB. The Nokia Nseries Music Range combines sleek black design with heightened mobile music experiences appealing to the music enthusiast in everyone. Key benefits include dedicated music access keys, Nokia PC Suite and new software for easy synchronization and music management, and additional storage capacity – with an 8GB hard drive, the Nokia N91 8GB is a fully-loaded music machine!

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Nokia suspended the release of its 6 smartphones

The Reuters website has published the info that Nokia suspends the release of its 6 new smartphones scheduled for 1Q 2006 as it works to sort out their software. Company spokesmen said the models ? 3 of its multimedia N-series handsets and 3 E-series smartphones aimed at business class ? would start shipping to the customers in the near future.

The shipments of the N91 will start this week and that of N71 and N80 in the next two weeks. The release of the N91 smartphone was originally set for the end of 2005, however it was suspended till 1Q 2006 while the company worked on some software problems. The shipments of the business smartphones the E60, E61 and the E71 set for end of March will start in the upcoming weeks.

via [Mobile Review]

Nokia 3250 starts shipping,Nokia N91 may ship in April

The first Symbian OS 9.1 Series phone and first S60 3rd Edition phone have started shipping in the form of the Nokia 3250. The 3250 is Nokia’s mid-teir music smartphone and costs 350 Euros.The Nokia N91 will start shipping in Europe in the first week of April, and follow in the Middle East and Asia in the second week of April. Shipping dates for the US market are not yet available. The Nokia N91 is Nokia’s high end music phone and will cost 700 Euros

As ever the quoted prices from Nokia re before taxes and subsidies. This means bought SIM free the phones will cost the stated amount + tax, but if subsidised by an operator they will most likely be available for less. For example the Nokia N70 pricing was around 500 Euros at launch. It is now routinely available in the UK for free when bought with a contract.

Both phones are part of the Nokia XpressMusic brand. Features include:

* Dedicated Music Buttons.
* 3.5mm headset jack (either directly or through adaptor).
* MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC and eAAC+ formats support (both phone support WMA DRM ‘Janus’ files so you can ejoy music from music subscrition services).
* 10 hours+ music listening time.
* USB 2.0 and USB Mass Storage Support for transferring music (both phones will sync with Windows Media Player).via [All About Symbian]