updated 01:10 pm EST, Tue February 5, 2008
Nokia 3120 classic
Finnish giant Nokia has announced the 3120 classic, an upcoming 3G phone which differs from many of its Western rivals in that it jettisons any special form factors or smartphone-like functions. Rather, the Classic comes in a standard candybar shape, and uses a two-inch QVGA screen paired with a regular numeric keypad. The phone does however have a two-megapixel still camera with flash, and another front-facing camera for video calls.
It is moreover capable of up to 4GB of storage, and can play music and video formats including MP3, MP4, and AAC/AAC+/eAAC+. Average users can conduct instant messaging, while professionals (and others) have access to a push e-mail client. The Classic should launch in Europe during the second quarter of the year for €150 ($222), before taxes or contracts; no North American schedules have been mentioned.