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Nokia 6790 Surge QWERTY smartphone available from AT&T on July 19

Snapshot by Michael Oryl on Monday July 13, 2009.

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Today Nokia announced that its S60-powered Surge smartphone will be available to AT&T customers starting on July 19. The novel-looking Surge features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and is well-suited to messaging tasks

Nokia says that the Surge was designed in its San Diego design center and that it features such goodies as a 2.4-inch 320 x 240 pixel display, Microsoft Exchange support, and a 2 megapixel camera. Standard AT&T applications like AT&T Navigator are also pre-loaded on the phone, as are Oz's email and instant messaging clients.

Nokia notes that the Surge features an Adobe Flash compatible full HTML web browser, and that users can quickly post messages, photos, and videos to social networking sites thanks to its pre-installed Juicecaster application. Music fans will appreciate the built-in music player and FM radio, as well as the Surge's support for stereo Bluetooth headphones.

The Nokia Surge smartphone will be available for US$79.99, after a $50 rebate, when purchased with a new two-year agreement and $30 monthly data subscription. It is available only in a black color scheme at this time.

Specifications for the Nokia Surge
Operating System Nokia S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2
Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
UMTS 850/1900MHz
Size 97.5mm x 57.2mm x 15.5mm (3.84in x 2.28in x 0.61in)
Weight 124g (4.4oz)
Battery Life 4.7/4 hours estimated GSM/UMTS talk time
16.7 days estimated standby time
Main Display 2.4-inch 16M color QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) TFT
Camera 2.0 megapixel
Video QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) video recording
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM
Email IMAP4/POP3/Exchange
Bluetooth Yes, with A2DP stereo
Memory 128MB internal, microSD card slot (8GB card maximum)
Availability July 19, 2009
Other Media player, FM radio, Juicecaster uploading, micro-USB data port, 2.5mm headphone port, pre-loaded games, supports tethering


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