Nokia's at it again, first announcing that it expected the smartphone market to double in the next year, then launching three new phones to help things along. All three phones will be part of the upscale N-series line, including two new multimedia phones and one able to get mobile TV. Chief Executive Jorma Ollila spoke at a Nokia conference in Spain.
Ollila said Nokia would ship more than 40 million mobiles with integrated music players this year and repeated that it expected to sell 100 million camera-phones in 2005. He forecast that nearly three quarters of cellphones would have cameras by 2009.
The N80, above, will be available in the US and comes with a 3 megapixel camera, web browsing, MP3 player, personal organizer, gaming and WLAN connectivity. It also lets you share videos and images through your TV and play music on your stereo at home. Going for around $600 first quarter of 2006.
The N71 can browse the web, play music and includes memory card slot of extra storage. It will have a bigger screen and use wireless broadband. It will be out first quarter 2006 in Europe and should cost about 400 euros.
Lastly, the N92 has a mobile TV with a 2.8-inch screen, and uses DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld) technology to pick up the programming through masts rather than mobile operators. This also runs for about 600 euros and will be out sometime next year.
Nokia says smartphone market to double in 2006 [Reuters]
Nokia is expanding the N-series - N71, N80, and N92 announced [PhoneArena]
Nokia N92 Mobile TV superphone - turns couch potatoes into potatoes [MobielMentalism]
Nokia N92 unveiled [Gadget Candy]
Noticias: TV, WiFi y multimedia en los nuevos m viles [CanalPDA]