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Dual-Sliding Nokia 8208 for CDMA Revealed Early

Snapshot by Michael Oryl on Tuesday July 08, 2008.

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Today we got tipped off to a couple of new Nokia cell phones that appear to be destined for China and, potentially, elsewhere. The first up is the 8208c, a dual-slider feature phone that has a look similar to that of the Nokia N96. Unlike the N96, though, this 3G handset works on CDMA based EV-DO Rev A networks, like those run by Verizon and Sprint in the USA. It is possible that the regular 8208, also shown on the website, could end up on one or both of those domestic networks.

The 8208 comes equipped for multimedia as well as navigation. The spec sheet claims that the 8208 should be able to provide users with up to 20 hours of music playback on a full charge, and the secondary slider function will provide users with access to dedicated music playback keys - just like on the N95. A 3.5mm audio jack will let users enjoy the music with their regular headphones, too. A 3 megapixel camera is also on-board, and a built-in GPS module will be on the device as well.

Other features of the 8208 include a 2.2" QVGA resolution display and a microSD memory card slot that can support cards as large as 8GB in capacity. There is an FM radio built-in, and the 8208 also sports a micro-USB connector. The phone is rated for up to 11 days of standby time or up to 4 hours of talk time.

The Nokia website where we found the information lists the 8208 as running "Nokia Series 40 spec" as its user interface. Considering that the 3608, found on the same site, lists itself as having a Series 40 "like" UI, we suspect that this isn't the normal S40 we have seen on other Nokia cell phones.

No word on when the 8208 will be officially announced, or when it will actually be available.

Specifications for the Nokia 8208
Band CDMA 800/1900MHz
Data EV-DO/1xRTT
Size 101mm x 45mm x 16mm
(4.0" x 1.8" x 0.6")
Weight 126g (4.4oz)
Battery Life Up to 11 days standby
Up to 4 hours talk time
Main Display 2.2" 16M color QVGA (240x320 pixel) resolution
Camera 3 megapixel
Video Playback/capture
Messaging MMS/SMS
Email Yes
Bluetooth v2.0 +EDR
Memory 150MB internal, microSD card slot (up to 8GB)
Availability Unknown
Other GPS, FM radio, dedicated music player, external music keys, up to 20 hours of music playback


jen @ 3:13:49AM EDT on Monday March 30, 2009

can i have this phone.. c",)

Tamimi @ 9:45:35AM EDT on Monday March 29, 2010

how can i buy one

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