Nokia has launched the next version of its Communicator smart phone, which boasts a colour screen, high-speed data access and runs the Symbian operating system.
The Nokia 9210 Communicator will be released in Europe during the first half of next year. No pricing details have been given.
The dual-band device offers full web and Wap browsing with support for video clips. It combines phone, fax, email and calendar. Users will be able to create and download Microsoft Word and Excel documents, and PowerPoint slides.
The Communicator offers up to 10 hours of talktime and 230 hours of operating time. However, the device will not support general packet radio service (GPRS) but high-speed circuit switched data (HSCSD), which enables internet connection speeds of up to 43Kbps.
Operating on version 6.0 of Symbian's Epoc operating system, the Communicator will also enable third-party developers to install additional applications to the device.
Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice-president for Nokia mobile phones, said support for Java and Symbian would potentially increase the number of third-party applications available for the Communicator.
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