01. 14. 2009
CES: New Nokia 7510 Light Show
"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful" should be the motto of the new Nokia 7520 which debuted at CES last week. Yes, it's got a snazzy external light display ( invisible when the backlighting is off, but the numbers and text are large and visible when lit) and bright animation that flashes randomly, and yes, you can switch out the covers (available in "Fatal Red", "Espresso Brown" and "Emerald Green") but at it's core it's a good, mid-range phone.
It includes a 2-megapixel camera, a music and video player, support for T-Mobile myFaves, messaging and e-mail, instant messaging, Bluetooth, an expandable memory slot, a speakerphone, and a personal organizer. It also has integrated Wi-Fi for use with T-Mobile's "HotSpot@Home" service and allows for UMA connectivity - so you can switch between the cellular and Wi-Fi networks.
Are people going to buy it because it has the functionality we've come to expect from a phone or because it's stylish? Both.
Not available until the end of the month but you can get more details here.