Nokia Revamps N80

Nokia today announced that the Nokia N80 Internet Edition brings together wireless LAN (WLAN), a browser, support for internet calls, a 3-megapixel camera and quadband GSM WCDMA coverage along with an easy to use WLAN wizard.

Nokia today announced that the Nokia N80 Internet Edition brings together wireless LAN (WLAN), a browser, support for internet calls, a 3-megapixel camera and quadband GSM WCDMA coverage along with an easy to use WLAN wizard (to make connecting to the internet easy), and a host of other internet services not previously installed together on Nokia devices.

The Nokia N80 Internet Edition features Yahoo! Search in the Mobile Search application to search the Web and use the Mini Map functionality of the internet browser. You can also send photos directly from your device to your Flickr site.

“Mobilizing the internet is a major strategic focus for Nokia and I’m excited to see how people can participate on the internet using the Nokia N80 Internet Edition,” said Ralph Eric Kunz, vice president, Multimedia, Nokia. “The internet has evolved from static web pages to communities and people sharing experiences. I believe it will be multimedia computers, such as the Nokia N80 Internet Edition, that will be primary devices for people to participate in this phenomenon, in addition to PCs.”

The Nokia N80 Internet Edition comes loaded with Nokia’s new Download! client. Clicking on the Download! folder allows you to see what new applications are available for your multimedia computer, as well as keeping other selected applications current. The fully featured Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map makes browsing the internet easy and you view the web pages just the same way that PC web browsers display web pages.

The VoIP framework (based on the SIP protocol) is integrated into the Nokia user interface, and the Nokia N80 Internet Edition allows for downloading compatible third party internet call applications. The wireless LAN wizard will help you locate and set up a WLAN connection, when you are close to a WLAN, either at home or a public hotspot.

The Nokia N80 Internet Edition is available in two stylish colors, patina bronze and pearl black, and is expected to be available from mid-September 2006.

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