updated 08:15 am EDT, Thu June 7, 2007
Nokia N76 Signature
Nokia has just unveiled the N76 Signature Edition by Björn Weckström, a special version of the company's smartphone customized by the well-known Finnish artist. The customized version of the flip phone includes a miniature sculpture on the back handmade for the phone by the country's own Lapponia Jewelry; the phone itself is covered in deep black and chromed metal but can be accessorized by a set of attachments matching Weckström's work, Nokia says. Its on-screen visual interface is also directly inspired by the artist's efforts.
The device otherwise follows the company's reference design, including a 2-megapixel camera, dedicated music controls for up to 2GB of AAC or MP3 tracks on removable storage, and the ability to upload photos directly to Flickr through the phone's Internet connection.
Sales of the Signature Edition will take place only through Nokia's flagship store in Helsinki for an unlisted price alongside an exhibition of the artist's work. The base model is already available un the US as an unlocked version.