Unlocked cell phones, owing to their high price, could hardly make a dent in the mobile phones market. This is perhaps the reason why cell phone makers are introducing their devices jointly with specific carriers. Nokia is no exception. Nokia and AT&T have launched the latest Nokia smartphone – Nokia Surge. The phone, designed in Nokia’s design center in San Diego, has been designed primarily for the US market. The young adults, who always keeps connected to their social circle, are the niche customers of Nokia Surge.
Nokia Surge features
Nokia Surge is a slide-out full QWERTY device running on Symbian S60 platform. It has a powerful browser. Supported by Abode Flash, users can watch websites in full HTML format. The pre-installed JuiceCaster app is meant for posting and sharing messages, comments, photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and other social network sites. Users can access AT&T’s Video Share service, which is the first service in USA enabling users to share videos while attending a voice call. Music lovers can access AT&T Mobile Music, and enjoy and download their favorite music from eMusic Mobile, Napster Mobile and XM Radio.
The 2-megapixel camera is equipped with 4x digital zoom. This GPS enabled Nokia handset will be preloaded with AT&T Navigator app. With this navigation app, users can avail turn-by-turn voice guided directions and receive traffic alerts. The 2.4-inch main display of the handset supports images of 320×240-pixel resolution. It runs on quad band GSM and UMTS networks. Nokia Surge supports 3G, EDGE, GPRS and HSDPA connectivity. It supports Bluetooth and features media player, FM radio, 2.5mm headphone jack, micro USB data port and preloaded games. It has 128MB internal storage capacity, which can be extended up to 8GB with microSD memory card. The battery of the handset is capable of supporting up to 4.7 hours of talk time and 16.7 days of standby time.
Nokia Surge will be available from next week online and from AT&T retail stores. The handset will cost $79.99 with a two-year agreement and $30 AT&T monthly data subscription after a $50 mail-in rebate.