Very interesting so this looks like
an experimental niche product as
the recently announced fashion UMTS handset. We will see more
down to the earth phones coming.
Anyway the interesting part are the
new multimedia features that are
giving us an idea of what nokia is
going to deliver from vision to
market. The DVB and enhanced radio
features are very interesting and
they are based on specific
capabilities of Symbian Os 7. I expect
Nokia integrating those features in
future Series 60 rel 2 phones.
Still an handset without any numeric
and qwerty keyboard as far from
practical and this is a step back for
...... Original Message .......
On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 09:55:21 +0000 Ben Hutchings <ben_at_decadentplace.org.uk>
>On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 01:57:23PM -0800, Bill Volk wrote:
>> Why does Nokia make a Series 90 phone called the 7700?
>> Why not the 9000 or even the 9010 or something?
>> I mean the Mercedes S-Class has the 420SEL, 500SEL, and 600SEL etc..
>> Note that the letter 'S' appears in each of the product's names.
>> The BMW 3-Class has the 328i, M3, and 330i etc...
>> Why isn't '90' in the name of this phone?
>The Series numbers are roughly technical divisions and seem to be
>intended more for the benefit of developers than of consumers.
>They don't seem to be known to the general public.
>The model numbers provide other information. The first digit seems to
>have something to do with market segment:
>3: mass market
>5: people who don't want to spend much
>7: gadget freaks
>8: style-conscious people with too much money
>9: mobile professionals who are too wimpy to carry a laptop
>(note tongue firmly in cheek).
>The second and third digits show similarities and differences between
>models within and across those segments. For example the 7650 and
>3650 are technically similar but are aimed at different segments.
>When a model is adapted for the US (different band or protocol) it
>normally changes the third digit, e.g. 9210 to 9290.
>Make three consecutive correct guesses and you will be considered an
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