updated 08:45 am EDT, Wed July 4, 2007
Nokia 7500 Prism
Veering from its typical worldwide launch approach, Nokia on Wednesday formally unveiled the 7500 Prism at a fashion event in China. The angular shape is as much intended for music as for fashion and includes AAC/MP3/WMA playback as well as an FM radio; in its current form, the device ships with a 512MB microSD card to provide space for music and videos out of the box. A 2-megapixel camera provides still shots and video capturing. Wireless is provided through Bluetooth 2.0 for near-field peripherals and EDGE for mobile Internet with GPRS for legacy support in remote areas.
Available with blue, green, or ruby red trim, the predominantly black phone is so far known to be shipping in China during the summer. Pricing and releases outside of the southeast Asian country are unknown but are likely to include Europe courtesy of a tri-band GSM radio.