Nokia 6680 3G imaging smartphone starts shipping
Nokia today announced that it has started deliveries of the Nokia 6680, introduced just one month ago at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France. Optimized for visual sharing, the Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone boasts a wide array of features including two integrated cameras, a flash, the Nokia XpressPrint printing solution, an active slide for easy camera activation and a bright screen of up to 262,144 colors. The device will be available in markets across Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.
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"The Nokia 6680 enables the full benefit of high-speed 3G networks to be enjoyed with a wide range of multimedia services, including video, email, music downloads and Internet browsing," says Joe Coles, director of imaging product marketing at Nokia. "We are very pleased with the fantastic demand for the Nokia 6680, and expect it to be widely available in all the major 3G markets around the world."
Printing from the Nokia 6680 is easier than ever thanks to the Nokia XpressPrint solution that offers support for PictBridge and other advanced printing methods. People can print their pictures, emails or contacts directly from the Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone using a range of compatible home or office printers or photo kiosks via a USB cable, Bluetooth wireless connection or by conveniently extracting the MMC card from the side of the phone.
The Nokia 6680 is the ideal work tool combining compelling smartphone features, including a personal organizer, video streaming and Internet browser, with a range of 3G-enabled features such as two-way video calls*, video sharing* and push email. Based on the leading Series 60 Platform, the Nokia 6680 can be easily customized to meet the needs of today's mobile workforce.