Nokia 6760 Slide Cell Phone Arriving in Europe Later in 2009

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2009-07-21

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 21.
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.

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