The Nokia 8600 appeared on Carphone Warehouse back in April, only to disappear. Now it's back and available for preorder.
And Nokia still hasn't made an announcement for the shiny handset. But the more we see of the 8600, the more it looks like a midrange phone I'd rather pass over than review.
Nothing much is revealed on the preorder page: it's still 2mp, symbian 40, and stereo Bluetooth. Except confirmation that the phone will have 128MB of mem built in, not 1GB as previously speculated. When is it coming to the US? Who knows, but since it's almost free in the UK, I'm sure it's not going to cost a lot here, either.
From the Carphone Warehouse:
The Nokia 8600 mobile phone isn't merely fashionable: it's elegant as well. The rounded corners and smooth features give it an almost-futuristic appearance - as does the easy-to-read high-resolution display screen. And the whole thing is wrapped in a stainless steel body with a unique smoked glass sliding cover that protects the keypad but still enables you to access the phone's main functions.
Best of all, inside this sleek device you'll discover all the familiarity and quality of a Nokia handset. It starts by putting a 2 megapixel camera on the back, which lets you capture photos that are good enough to print. There's also a video recorder, along with 128MB of built-in memory for storage.
When it's time for more entertainment, the Nokia 8600 offers a multimedia player for a wide variety of music formats (and an FM radio, too). Plus there's stereo Bluetooth compatibility, email software, Java games and a mobile internet browser.
So if you're looking for the latest fashion icon, ignore the catwalk and take a look at mobile phone design instead. With quad-band coverage and its distinctive styling, the Nokia 8600 is going to turn heads... because it's an international supermodel!
Nokia 8600 preorder [Carphone Warehouse]