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Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, unveiled on Wednesday its first mobile phone aimed at music listeners. The new phone will be available worldwide and will support broader amount of capabilities compared to recently announced Motorola ROKR, which is be exclusively sold via selected network operators and does not feature certain important caps.

“The Nokia 6630 Music Edition is a fantastic combination of music, smartphone and 3G. You can carry a good portion of your music collection with you where ever you go and with the Nokia Audio Adapter, you can quickly connect your favorite set of music headphones,” said Tuula Rytila-Uotila, Director, Imaging EMEA, Nokia.

Nokia 6630 Music Edition is a WCDMA/tri-band GSM smartphone running Symbian operating system, weighs 127 grams and measures by 110mm x 60mm x 21mm. The gadget is equipped with colour screen with 176x208 pixels resolution, up to 262K colours; digital camera (1.23MP) with video support. The phone supports Bluetooth as well as USB 2.0 connectivity (via PopPort). The phone is equipped with WAP 2.0 XHTML/HTML multimode browser. Nokia equipped its first music phone with 256MB memory card. The manufacturer declares 2-6 hours talk time and up to 11 days standby time. It is unclear, how much time the 6630 Music Edition can play music.

Nokia 6630 Music Edition

While general specifications of the Nokia 6630 Music Edition resemble those of the original model 6630, the main strength of the 6630 Music Edition is product bundle. Nokia will provide Nokia USB MMC/SD reader as well Nokia Audio Adapter that lets using typical headphones instead of Nokia’s headsets for quality music listening.

The main drawback of the Nokia 6630 Music Edition is a lack of built-in client for downloading music on the go. The same drawback presents on the well-known Motorola ROKR, which does not support 3G, USB 2.0 and so on, as well as on less-known music phones like Qtek 8100 Deluxe. Unlike the ROKR from Motorola, Nokia’s music player will be available from all operators, not only selected ones.

Available in either Rustic Red or Aluminum Grey, the Nokia 6630 Music Edition is easy to personalize with a new selection of themes and ring tones pre-installed. Pricing and availability dates were not revealed.

Nokia Music Pack

Nokia today also launched the Nokia Music Pack, a bundled package of enhancements that makes it easy to enjoy a music collection on a mobile device. The package includes the Nokia Audio Adapter, the Nokia 256 MB MMC Card, the Nokia USB MMC/SD reader and Nokia Stereo Audio Cable. Nokia said that the list of compatible models for the Nokia Music Pack includes Nokia 3230, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6260, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 7710, Nokia 9300, Nokia 9500, Nokia N70 and the Nokia N90. Pricing and availability information is also absent.


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