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September 16, 2009

New Phones Get Leaky: Nokia 2220 and Nokia 8800 Erdos Revealed!

by Ernest Doku

Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum!

Two leaks in three days for our favourite Finnish manufacturer, and the handsets in question couldn't be more dissimilar if they tried...

Nokia 8800 Erdos

First up is the Nokia 8800 Erdos, a concept handset with similar traits to their 'Arte' range of designer phones. Built with ergonomics, fine construction materials and aesthetic beauty in mind, the 8800 Erdos is a curved slider device, carved from a single piece of polished stainless steel and beautifully tapered at the ends.

The device takes design cues from traditional mobiles, but the Erdos comes into its own with features like a unique mechanism that raises the keypad to meet the display when slid open.

Speaking of the display, the entire 2.4" OLED screen is covered with scratch-resistant glass which responds to tap-sensitive commands and becomes opaque when not in use, whilst audio is equally top-notch with a noise reduction microphone and special ring tone compositions.

Not content with serving as an piece of engineering precision, the Erdos is packed to the posh gills with high end hardware. It runs Symbian S60, giving the handset access to apps and Ovi Store support, as well as packing a 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera with dual-LED flash, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 8GB of internal memory.

No official word yet, but the handset is rumoured to be out next month, and on the wrong side of expensive...

Nokia-2220-slide-3 If money is an object, then the more affordable Nokia 2220 will be right down your less leafy street.

An entry level slider device, the Nokia 2220 runs on Symbian S40 but comes with a VGA camera, FM radio and 3.5mm headphone jack, a mightily impressive feature set given the price tag.

The handset is rumoured to be equipped with 10MB of internal memory, and a battery that promises a talktime of up to 8 hours or 400 hours of standby.

With a choice of six cool colourways and a cost of £75 (€84), the dual-band Nokia 2220 will be sure to set the prepay and developing markets ablaze upon its eventual release.

It just goes to show that Nokia aren't just focussing on dethroning the current king of the smart phone game with the N900, both the luxury and budget markets well catered for in the future...

Ernest Doku is Technology Editor of mobile phone deals comparison site Omio.com. The Omio Twitterfeed is @omiodotcom.


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Hi , change the title , it's 8800 , not 5800 :)

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