Nokia 6267, 3500 Classic and 6121 Classic
19th June 2007
These three new Nokia handsets are aimed
at midrange customers and consist of two 3G devices
and a stylish GSM handset aimed at the value-for-money
end of the midrange market.
The Nokia 6267 is a very conventional
looking Nokia clamshell phone, however this particular
handset is a 3G device with dual-band 850/2100 MHz UMTS
plus quad-band GSM with GPRS and EDGE data. In other
words, the Nokia 6267 will work pretty much anywhere
in the world, including 3G networks in the US. In effect,
this is the clamshell version of the Nokia
In terms of specifications, the Nokia
6267 hits the midrange of the market precisely -
featuring a 240x320 pixel main panel in 16 million colours,
a 2 megapixel camera plus a secondary camera for video
calling, stereo Bluetooth, microSD expandable memory
(up to 4GB) and external media controls.
As the model number might suggest, this
is a Symbian Series 40 device and not a smartphone.
Still, that's good enough for the vast majority of customers
and indeed the 6267 seems to have been designed to appeal
to a wide customer base without adding too many expensive
At roughly €240 / £150 / $290 before
tax and subsidy, the price is pretty much middle-of-the
range too. If you're looking for a 3G Nokia clamshell
and you don't want a high-end N-Series device, then
the Nokia 6267 is likely to be the type of device you
would go for. The Nokia 6267 should be available from
For such a significant handset in Nokia's
range, it is just such a shame that they couldn't find
a more memorable model number.
If you think you've seen the Nokia 6121
Classic before, you'd be right. It is almost identical
in every way to the Nokia
6120 Classic announced in the spring.
As with the 6120, this is a lightweight
HSDPA-capable 3G phone with a two megapixel camera and
dual-band UMTS. However, this time the Nokia 6121 Classic
comes with 900/2100 MHz UMTS rather than the 6120's
850/2100 MHz arrangement. And just in case you're wondering
who uses 900 MHz UMTS.. well, at the moment we can't
thing of anyone, but this is a proposed standard to
roll out 3G networks in countries where cost is an issue
and this frequency band requires less base stations
to make it work than the "traditional" 2100
Nokia say that the 6121 Classic should
be available during Q3 2007 for around €260 / £160 /
£300 before tax and subsidy.
Priced at just €135 / £85 / $160 before
tax and subsidy, the Nokia 3500 Classic comes with a
2 megapixel camera, and an FM radio.
At the time of going to press, information
on the Nokia 3500 Classic is vague, so we can't tell
you much more about it. From what we can tell, it only
has a 128x160 pixel display and we can't tell you if
it has an MP3 player, Bluetooth or expandable memory.
We'll bring you more information on the Nokia 3500 Classic
when we have it.