updated 09:20 am EST, Wed January 23, 2008
Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism
In its second phone announcement in as many days, Nokia on Wednesday has revealed the 7900 Crystal Prism, a deluxe version of the original 7900 Prism released in the middle of last year. The new version emphasizes the already high-fashion design of the original with laser-engraved patterns from designer Frédérique Daubal on the sides and back; the artist also contributes several wallpapers for the cellphone's OLED display that reinforce the geometric artwork of the phone's namesake.
As with its original variant, the Crystal Prism is designed to fully support both American and European networks for both calling and data over a 3G-grade HSDPA network. It also includes 1GB of built-in flash memory, a 2-megapixel camera, and music player software with earbuds to match. Nokia is shipping the upscaled 7900 before the end of March at a price of 375 Euros ($549) before including carrier discounts or taxes. Availability in the US is likely to be limited to an unlocked version of the handset.