Nokia announces 3G 6233

3G-using Nokia fans have, until now, had little to choose from unless they want a do-everything smartphone. There was the leaf-shaped 7600 and… well,

3G-using Nokia fans have, until now, had little to choose from unless they want a do-everything smartphone. There was the leaf-shaped 7600 and… well, that’s it.

All that’s about to change, however, because Nokia has announced at it will launch the 6233, shown above, next year.

It’s a slim-trim, candy-bar phone reportedly aimed at business users – which perhaps explains the lack of a front-facing, which means video-calling is a no-go.

Still, there is some redemption elsewhere in the feature list. The 2-megapixel camera also captures video at VGA resolution, which marks a four-fold leap in quality from the jerky pixellated messes most camphones produce when flicked to video mode. If Nokia could up the frame rate from 15 per second to around 30 then they’d have a serious movie maker on their hands. But this’ll do for now.

Music’s high up the list too, with a radio and MP3 player plus stereo speakers capable of pumping out 3D sound. Nokia says the microSD slot will take cards of up to 2GB – enough to match the low-end iPod Nano.

As well as silver, the 6233 will also be available in a mean black finish. There’s also a Vodafone-only model called the 6234, which has a different keypad but little else.

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