One of the strangest looking flip-phone designs from Nokia was announced to be made available this year. The 2651 entry level design (that looks like a retro sofa) offers GSM 850/1900 for Europe and Asia Pacific, no North American version yet, 4096-color display, 128 x 128 pixel high-resolution screen and an XHTML browser over WAP stack. Nothing too exciting about this phone except the strange design, this was unveiled among other clamshell phones back in June.
See press release below.
Nokia expands entry-level portfolio with the launch of the Nokia 2651 phone
At the Latin American videoconference, held simultaneously in Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru, Nokia today expanded its entry level portfolio with the announcement of a new phone for this consumer segment. The Nokia 2651 brings a fold-phone form factor to the entry level segment targeting consumers in new growth markets and are expected to be commercially available during the fourth quarter of 2004.
“Nokia remains committed to expanding the mobile market by introducing affordable, feature-rich phones and innovative solutions to meet the mobile communication needs of consumers in growth markets,” said Juha Pinomaa, Vice President, Entry Business Line, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “With the announcement of this new product, we are expanding our entry level portfolio to provide consumers with a wider range of phones within this consumer segment. The Nokia 2651 offers strong features and excellent affordability and will have strong appeal in this market segment. We also believe there is a healthy market for this product in mature mobile markets.”
To enable more affordable connectivity and drive mobile growth globally, Nokia continues to work closely with operators in key markets to lower the total cost of ownership and creating solutions for profitable voice and value-added terminal mobile services and applications.
The Nokia 2651
The Nokia 2651 phone (GSM 850/1900) offers an attractive fold design, color display, polyphonic ring tones (built-in MIDI) and rich mobile features, making it an elegant and affordable choice to users seeking to manage their communication needs both professionally and socially.
The Spreadsheet feature in the Nokia 2651 enables cost monitoring while on the move. The Nokia 2651 also comes with an enhanced calendar which is useful for managing business appointments as well as personal time management. Reminders can be created to boost professional effectiveness. Business contacts can also be effortlessly managed and sent via SMS, making the exchange of contact information quick and easy. For greater personalization, the built-in polyphonic ring tones can be specifically assigned to individual contacts. The Nokia 2651 also supports pre-installed games for personal enjoyment.
The color display of the Nokia 2651 phone supports strong personalization options such as wallpapers, background images, selectable color themes and graphics. Built-in polyphonic ring tones and flashing LED light alerts on the outside of the Nokia 2651 announce incoming calls and messages in a fun way.
Weighing 96,5 grams, the Nokia 2651 has a talk time of up to 3 hours and a standby time of up to 250 hours. The available colors for the standard sales packages will be red and silver.