Nokia 6760 Slide Cell Phone Arriving in Europe Later in 2009
Nokia announces that the Nokia 6760 slide phone, a mobile device near-identical to the AT&T Surge, will arrive in Europe in the third quarter of 2009. The slider phone offers quick access to messaging, social networks, Web surfing and all things diverting to the youthful and well connected.
The Nokia 6760 slide-a tweaked version of the AT&T Nokia Surge-will be
making an appearance in Europe during the third quarter
of 2009 for approximately $283 before subsidies and taxes, Nokia announced July
The 6760 is a slider phone, with a full, four-row QWERTY keyboard sliding out along the long side of the device, which measures 3.84 by 2.28 by 0.61 inches and weighs 4.38 ounces.
The keyboard and the 2.4-inch QVGA screen, with automatic screen rotation, are designed for e-mailing, messaging, chatting, tweeting, music listening, Web surfing and just about every multimedia-rich functionality by which a user's attention might be diverted.
Nokia hasn't offered many specifics on the 6760, other than to call it a "great multitasker," and to say it offers fast and easy access to social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, as well as e-mail accounts from Ovi Mail, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and others.
The Surge data sheet, however, lists the device as compatible with WCDMA/HSDPA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access/High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) 850/1900 and GSM 850/900/1800/1900 networks. It has built-in GPS, a Micro USB 2.0 slot, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio and EDR (enhanced data rates), and a 2.5-millimeter UHJ connector for audio.
There's a music player, a media player with flash video support, PC Internet access enabling the phone to act as a modem, plus the ability to run multiple applications at once-a feature the iPhone still doesn't share, but the Palm Pre does.
The 6760 features a camera as well, with video recording and digital zoom. Slashgear points out that the camera has been boosted to 3.2 megapixels, from the 2 megapixels in the Surge. Lucky Europeans.
Nokia's newest flagship device, the unlocked N97, arrived in U.S. stores June 12.