updated 11:35 am EDT, Wed September 20, 2006
Many cellphone manufactuers are devoting the brunt of their attention to musicphones; Nokia today has taken a cue from Apple's recent emphasis and designed its new 6288 phone with video as the primary focus. Though no larger than most other phones, the slider design has a 320x240 resolution screen that Nokia says is well-suited to video playback. Also notable are the dual cameras: a 2-megapixel lens on the back provides sharper video and still image capture, while a VGA camera at the front is intended for video calls and self-portraits. Recorded clips can even be edited before sent to friends or to a PC. A 512MB memory card is also included for storage. Nokia describes the 6288 as a 3G-capable cellphone, but does not specify which networks are supported. The phone is expected to ship before the end of September in Europe for 325 Euros ($412 US); North American details were not announced but may follow soon. Click through for a photo of the open phone in an optional black.