Nokia adds clamshells to handset range

Nokia Corp. has introduced five new cellular handset models, including a smart phone and a handset for 3G (third-generation) networks. The announcement was made in Singapore, where the CommunicAsia 2004 exhibition opens Tuesday.

The Nokia 6630 is billed by the company as the world's smallest 3G handset, weighing 127 grams and measuring 110 millimeters by 60 millimeters by 20.6 millimeters. The phone uses the Symbian operating system (OS) and includes Bluetooth support, a 1.2-megapixel digital camera with 6X digital zoom that can capture still pictures and video, an MP3 music player, RealNetworks Inc.'s RealOne mobile video player and Nokia's VPN (Virtual Private Network) client to securely connect with corporate e-mail servers and intranets, Nokia said in a statement.

The 6630 ships with 74M bytes of memory, including a removable MMC (MultiMediaCard) flash memory card, Nokia said. Optional accessories include an attachable flash and Bluetooth keyboard, it said.

The 6630 operates on GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks in the 900MHz, 1800MHz and 1900MHz bands, including those with support for EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution) high-speed data. It also operates on WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) networks. The 6630 will ship during the fourth quarter in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions, and will cost under

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