updated 09:10 am EDT, Fri August 3, 2007
Nokia N81 on Aug 29 Teaser
Nokia could be planning a major music-themed phone launch on August 29th, according to a mysterious teaser site. The site is deliberately vague on details but makes a clear reference to an August 29th date and forms the silhouette of what appears to be the N81 smartphone (pictured at left), a reportedly music-oriented phone with 8GB of built-in flash and a full size headphone jack. The 29th may also mark the launch of Nokia's long in development online music store and is supported by fast-forward icons and other music imagery floating in the teaser page.
Few other details are known about the releases planned for the late August event, but the N81 may be accompanied by the camera-focused N82 (shown, right). Current information suggests either will be primarily aimed at European audiences but have the network support to ship to North America if demand is high, as seen with the relatively popular N95.