Nokia 7200 Clamshell Phone
Nokia 7200 is the company's first attempt at a clamshell
phone, due to be announced in late October 2003 for
general release in early 2004.
Most clamshell phones seem to be an
almost identical silver colour, but Nokia has recently
shown a determination to be different, and the Nokia
7200 is no exception, featuring textile covers which
is a unique and interesting proposition.
First, the hard facts: The Nokia 7200
measures 86x50x26mm and weighs 115 grams. Battery life
is 2-5 hours talktime and 6-12 days standby time. It's
a dual-band phone supporting GPRS, HSCSD and EDGE. It
has an infra-red port but no Bluetooth.
The Nokia 7200 comes with optional Style
Packs with X-presson™ textile covers, pouch, screensaver
and wallpaper. Internal display is 128x128 pixels plus
a small external monochrome display with 96x36 pixels,
which is not quite as good as some of the competition,
however the Nokia 7200 includes a built in speakerphone
and FM radio which is very impressive in such a small
difficult to see from the publicity photos, but the
inside of the 7200 looks pretty odd too. There's an
interesting "rounded off square" theme to
all the components which gives it a sort of retro-futuristic
feel to it. Combined with the textile covers it feels
as if it was inspired by sitting in an airline seat
and borrowing design elements from a Boeing 747.
The release date it touted as early
2004, although Nokia do like to announce their products
well in advance of launch, so it might not be very
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