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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Nokia Visits the Oscars


Nokia's 7280 was the phone of choice for Oscar-winner Adrian Brody, Morgan Spurlock, Regina King and Nicolette Sheridan.

Nokia and the Oscars

Nokia was at mediaplacement’s Luxury Lounge at Beverly Hills’ Peninsula Hotel for Oscar Week. BeansTalk was covering pre-Oscar events for Reuters.

Nokia presented three of their hottest phones, the 7280, the 7610, and 7270 and gave them to VIPs with three months of free T-Mobile service.

The 7280 offers the most aesthetically interesting and unique profile.

From mobile-phone-directory.com: On first impressions the appearance of this model is even more startling and distinctive than the other two in the range - the phone has an amazing slider design and might give the impression that it is a fancy cigarette lighter, or even a spy camera. This is all part of Nokia’s secret plan, which is to create the illusion that there is something mysterious about this phone. Some of this model’s main features are Bluetooth™ wireless connectivity, EDGE GPRS and HSCSD data handling, a WAP 2.0 and XHTML browser, MMS multimedia messaging, video clip download and playback, video and audio streaming, FM radio, voice memo recorder, speakerphone for hands-free conversations, voice control, and polyphonic ringtones. There is also an active slide feature, because the action of sliding open the phone will accept a call, and sliding it closed will end the call.

Nokia 7280 Cameraphone specification

Phone retails for $625
Tri-band
Dimensions 115 x 32 x 19 mm
Weight 84 g
Talk time up to 180 mins
Standby time up to 240 hours
Display: TFT LCD, 104 x 208 pixels, 65,536 colours
Integrated camera: VGA quality (640 x 480 pixels), 2 picture sizes, 3 picture qualities, digital zoom, picture editor, built-in lens cover, night mode, timer
Download and play video clips, supports 3gpp format with AMR audio
Video and audio streaming
FM radio
Voice memo recorder, up to 3 minutes recording
Speaker phone for hands-free use
Active slide
Navi™ spinner rotating navigation control
3 soft keys
Phonebook memory: 1000 entries
MMS
EMS
SMS
Voice activated dialling, up to 10 voice tags, up to 5 voice commands
Polyphonic ringtones, more downloadable
EDGE
GPRS
HSCSD
WAP 2.0
XHTML browser
Bluetooth™
Infrared port connection
Synchronisation with PC, supports SyncML
Built-in modem Posted by Hello