Nokia Announces Super Music Phone for U.S.

The new Nokia N75 is a flip phone that syncs with Windows Media Player, plays videos in full-screen mode and connects to Cingular's high-speed network. (PCMag.com)

At an event in New York on Sept. 26, Nokia announced the new Nokia N75, a flip phone that syncs with Windows Media Player, plays MPEG-4 videos in full-screen mode and connects to Cingulars high-speed network.

Targeted straight at the North American market, its a shoo-in to be a high-end media phone on Cingular for Christmas.

Neither Nokia nor Cingular have confirmed the partnership.

However, the phone will appear in the fourth quarter of 2006, according to Nokia.

It also uses the UMTS [Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems] network standard on the 850- and 1900-MHz bands; Cingular runs the only network of that kind in the country.

Nokia didnt announce a price for the N75, but it probably wont be cheap.

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As a Microsoft-friendly flip phone, the N75 departs from Nokias type, but fits in well with the U.S. mainstream.

While the N75 runs the Symbian Series 60 smart-phone OS, it plays WMA music and syncs with Windows Media Player.

Symbian has advantages over Microsofts Windows Mobile Smartphone; the built-in Web browser is better, and you can edit Microsoft Office documents. (On Smartphone, you can only read documents.)

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