Nokia Tube – more details revealed

The cat’s well ands truly out of the bag about Nokia’s Tube. And today we’re getting some full–on details to go with that dodg

According to blog site Symbian Freak, who’ve wangled a hands on with the touchscreen Nokia, it’ll come packing Symbian’s S60 Touch, as predicted.

The 16:9 screen will be bigger than the 3in offering on the iPhone, but this won’t be the complete rival to Apple we’ve all ben hoping for. That’s coming soon after the Tube’s launch, apparently.

This means we’re not looking at an N–series phone, rather an ‘Xpress Media’ one which will sit alongside the Xpress Music cells released last year.

Features–wise, the Tube is certainly stacked. We’re talking EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, WLAN, Bluetooth and GPS. The screen however, won’t be multitouch, but rather the haptic approach favoured by Samsung.

If you want one, you’re going to have to wait until Q1 2009, which should place around the time of next year’s Mobile World Congress. It's also come out that the name is likely to change once it gets official.

Check out how we broke the news of the Nokia Tube yesterday.


Nokia Tube

Price: £Q1 2009

On sale: 2008

Contact: Nokia