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Nokia Focuses On Style With Supernova Cameraphones

Jun 27, 2008 (10:06 AM EDT)

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Nokia 7610

The new phones have exchangeable front and back colors, and all the phones feature a stylish design, bold colors, and multimedia options.
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Nokia on Friday unveiled four phones in its new Supernova line that focus on personal style and versatility.

Three of the new phones have exchangeable front and back colors, and all the phones feature a stylish design, bold colors, and multimedia options.

The flagship 7610 Supernova is a slider, and it has a 2-inch screen. Users can get Web-based e-mail on the phone, and it has Bluetooth 2.0 capabilities. It also has a WAP 2.0 browser that can use EDGE wireless networks.

The cell phone also sports a 3.2-megapixel camera with an autofocus feature and dual LEDs for flash. This can be used with the Theme Colorizer application, which allows users to get a color for the phone's wallpaper by capturing a picture. The 7610 can also record videos, and the photos can be uploaded to Flickr or with Nokia's Ovi service.

For entertainment, the phone has a digital music player, a built-in FM radio, and an MPEG-4 player. Music and movies can be side-loaded through the MicroUSB port onto the 64 MB of internal memory. A MicroSD slot can also be used for additional capacity.

The 7610 will support U.S. frequencies, and is expected to cost about $355 before carrier discounts.

The 7510 Supernova is a clamshell device that's a slight step down from the 7610. It has many of the same features as the 7610, but it only offers a 2-megapixel camera, and has only a single LED for flash. Nokia said the device should cost about $284 before discounts, and it supports U.S. wireless bands

The candy-bar-styled 7310 Supernova drops flash entirely for its 2.0-megapixel camera, but it retains the other features of its counterparts More of an entry-level device, Nokia said it works on U.S. networks, and it would cost about $244 without discounts.

The 7210 Supernova rounds out the list, and it has many of the same features as the 7310. The major difference is that it's the only Supernova device that doesn't allow for swappable covers. It does have a glossy finish as opposed to the textured look of the other phones. It should cost about $189 before discounts, and it doesn't support U.S. bands.