Nokia has launched the new 9300i mobile powerhouse for business users. It's the successor to the Nokia 9300 and it features WLAN connectivity along with a full keyboard, 65,536-colour displays and support for a broad range of e-mail solutions and an attachment viewer.
The company says the Nokia 9300i is good communications tool thanks to its Wi-Fi 802.11g, EDGE, USB 2.0, Bluetooth and infrared connectivity along with 80MB of integrated memory, which is expandable up to 2GB with MMC memory cards. It supports the following e-mail clients: BlackBerry Connect, IBM WebSphere, Oracle Collaboration Suite, Seven Always-On Mail and Visto Mobile. The device can view documents, spreadsheets, presentations and websites and it also features an integrated speakerphone.
The phone has two 65,536 colours displays. The external one has a resolution of 128 x 128 pixels and the internal one has a resolution of 640 x 200 pixels. It uses Symbian OS 7.0S and can playback the RealVideo, MPEG4 and H.263 video formats. It also has a music playing feature which supports MP3, MPEG4 (AAC), real audio and MIDI files.
One of the main features it lacks is a digital camera.
The 9300i is quite big and heavy. It measures 132mm x 51mm x 21mm and weighs 172g. Nokia says this phone has a talk time of up to 3.5 to 8 hours and a standby time of up to 170-230 hours with WLAN off and up to 55 hours with WLAN activated.
The phone will be available in Q1 2006 for 700EUR. Nokia will launch one tri-band version of the Nokia 9300i which will be optimized for 900/1800/1900MHz mobile networks in Europe and Asia and capable of operating in compatible GSM networks in the Americas.