updated 09:40 am EDT, Thu August 10, 2006
Nokia 8800 Scirocco
The Nokia 8800 series (including the 8801 in the US) is stylish and technologically capable, if not necessarily the best value for money. It seems as though the phone maker plans to remedy this soon with a special edition of the 8800, the Scirocco Edition. The existing phone will receive a visual upgrade with this design and come in either glossy black or silver trims. The keys will also get a revision at the same time. As for improved specifications, these are uncertain. One German site offering pre-orders claims that there will be a 2 megapixel camera (which would be very logical for a late-2006 phone), while another says otherwise. Expect to pay a premium when it arrives. The pre-order price of about $1069 (equivalent) in Germany may have been spurred by anticipated demand in an expensive country, but when the updated version arrives here it won't be a trivial purchase.