Yeah baby! Nokia has just announced the new Nokia 6620, which from what I understand is essentially my Nokia 6600, but with the ability to access Enhanced GPRS (EDGE) (plus some other niceties like a faster processor, stereo sound and a "Pop Port"?). I've used my Nokia 6200 on EDGE and it's at least three times faster than GPRS. W00t! I'm beside myself with technolust. It MUST be MINE!
Surrounded by the bright lights and fast pace of Times Square in New York, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today unveiled the new Nokia 6620 imaging phone, the first smartphone for the Americas market optimized for use on new high-speed EDGE networks. The Nokia 6620 imaging phone employs a 65,000 color TFT screen for viewing still images and video clips captured by the integrated VGA camera and real-time video streaming over the EDGE network using the built-in RealOne mobile player. While taking pictures, users have the ability to use the 2X digital zoom and a self-timer feature to allow everyone to be included in the fun, while the extended memory enables the saving of hundreds or even thousands of images. The powerful Symbian OS-based Series 60 platform allows for the creation of richer applications including business and productivity tools such as mobile e-mail, over-the-air synchronization of PDA data, a fully integrated Internet browser (HTML 4.01, XHTML/CSS and WML), and a wide selection of third-party applications. The Nokia 6620 imaging phone (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1900/1800 MHz) is expected to be available during the second quarter of 2004.
I *knew* it was the right decision to go with AT&T Wireless and their national EDGE network, even though it's a bit more expensive than T-Mobile's all you can eat plan. This phone is going to *rule* and I'm all set to go right now with EDGE access nationwide. Rock On.
This explains the delay that the 6600 has had arriving in the U.S. now doesn't it? W00t! Anyone want to buy a slightly used Nokia 6600 in April?
Update: Mobile Burn has some more info and a great pic. THANKS!