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Nokia launches new phones in mid, premium categories

business Updated: Jun 02, 2007 20:00 IST
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Adding to its range of '6000' and '8000' series mobile phones, handset maker Nokia has launched three new devices in the mid and premium categories that are expected to hit the markets worldwide by September this year.

The company unveiled the black and silver Nokia 6500 Classic and Nokia 6500 Slide along with the high-end Nokia 8600 Luna. The new phones are priced between Euro 320-700 (about Rs 17,600-38,500).

While Nokia 6500 would make its worldwide debut by August-September, the 8600 Luna in the premium category would be out this month.

The Classic will retail for about Euro 320 and the Slide for about Euro 370, while the high-end 8600 Luna is expected to sell for Euro 700.

"Nokia continues to innovate and bring to its consumers a new mobile experience with each new phone. So while the new Nokia 6500 phones incorporate a number of design elements not often found in a mid-range device, the 8600 Luna would be a design statement...," Nokia Vice President (Asia Pacific Sales and Portfolio Management) Alex Lambeek told reporters in Langkawi.

Nokia 6500 Classic and Nokia 6500 Slide aim at bringing technologies like 3G as well as classic design to the mid- range phone segment.

"Not wanting to exclude our mid-range phones from a combination of hi-technology and great looks, the Nokia 6500 phones bring together 3G WCDMA technology, micro-USB connector and detailed design," Lambeek said.