Nokia unveils 4 Converged Handsets, Software at Mobile World Congress 2008

Nokia 6220 Classic Phone At the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona, Nokia unveiled its line-up of converged mobile devices and services. The new mobile devices include the Nokia N96, N78, 6220 classic and 6210 Navigator phones. Also showcased was the new ‘Share on Ovi’ and Maps 2.0 services.

According to Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Chief Executive Officer of Nokia, “As we continue to free the Internet from the limitations of the desktop, we are taking mobility into a completely new realm of possibility. We are, in fact, redefining the Internet itself as we’re making it context aware and more personal. With context, the Internet becomes a medium of very immediate and personal experiences.”

Nokia Maps is taking its mapping and navigation experiences to the next level by enhancing its pedestrian navigation, adding multimedia city guides, offering satellite images, and sporting a redesigned user interface. Nokia Maps 2.0 adds ‘Walk’, a pedestrian focused navigation component to the application, while still offering ‘Drive’, a world class car navigation system.

The Nokia N96 device has been optimized for video and TV. This is because the phone sports a large 2.8-inch screen. Further, the device offers 16GB of internal memory and support for high-quality videos in a host of formats. It will be available in Q3 2008.

The Nokia N78 phone offers a good marriage of music, navigation and photography features. This device in particular, takes good advantage of the new suite of Nokia services including the Nokia Music Store, Nokia Maps, and Share on Ovi. It will start shipping in Q2 2008.

Nokia 6220 classic is a full-featured device that offers a 5 mega pixel camera with A-GPS functionality. This allows users to easily share photos with others. Further, users will be able to click high-quality images and videos, after which they can even edit them, tag and share them online. The Nokia 6620 classic device also allow users to share photos phone-to-phone and they can even view them on a TV. It will begin shipping in Q3 2008.

The Nokia 6210 Navigator happens to be the company’s first GPS-enabled mobile device which comes with an integrated compass for pedestrian guidance. Adding to the GP capabilities of this phone is the presence of the newly announced Nokia Maps 2.0 software. The 6210 Navigator device will begin shipping in Q3 2008 in select markets.