On December 1, 2005, Nokia unveiled one of the industry’s first mobile handsets designed to support 1900MHz UMTS networks expected to go online in the America during 2006. The new gadget features a 2.2 inch, 320×240 pixel QVGA display, a 1 megapixel camera, FM radio, digital music player with hot-swappable miniSD card support, Bluetooth technology and an eye-catching sliding design.
Once the markets start offering 1900MHz UMTS service, the Nokia 6282 phone (GSM 850/1900/1800/UMTS 1900 MHz) is expected to be available during the first quarter of 2006.
The New UMTS networks allow customers to access a number of exciting 3G services, such as streaming multimedia audio and video content and the rapid upload and download of large files – including downloadable games and video, MP3 or AAC ringtones, or over-the-air synchronization of calendar, contact and to-do information using the built-in SyncML client.
While supporting the latest messaging, browsing, music and video standards, this new Nokia 6282 interface also takes full advantage of the Nokia 6282 phone’s QVGA display by using an ‘Active Standby Mode’, which allows the idle screen to keep owners informed of calendar and to-do items, and also to provide quick access to frequently-used applications.
Designed with a stylish slide, the phone keeps the extra-large display in sight at all times, yet allowing it to remain ultra-compact while in the closed position. Furthermore, by positioning the imaging controls on the exterior, the Nokia 6282 immediately converts into a conventionally-oriented imaging device that captures 1 megapixel still images and 15 frame-per-second VGA video by using the screen as a horizontal viewfinder.
Since, the UMTS network is not available worldwide, users in America will relish to experience the fact of fast-speed 3G mobile interaction between users. The rest of us may have to envy or wait for the technology to be deployed.