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Phone Preview: Nokia N77 Phone

February 14, 2007 in Nokia Phone News

Finally, the big big news so far at 3GSM: a new Nokia Nseries model has been added to what seems like an already strong hand (N76, N95, etc) for 2007. Meet the Nokia N77 phone.

(updated 5/23/07)

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The Nokia N77 Phone at a Glance

Nokia N77 Phone

Operating Frequencies: Tri-band 900/1800/1900, WCDA 2100
Form Factor: Candy bar
Display: 2.4″ QVGA 320×240 resolution, 16.7 million colors supported
Camera: 2 megapixel with LED flash, secondary CIF camera
Interface: Series 60
Memory: 20MB onboard, supports up to 2GB external microSD cards
Battery: BP-6M (970 mAh), up to 4.5 hours talk time, 7.5 days standby time
SAR value: ?? W/kg on ear, ?? W/kg on body (more info on SAR values and cell phone radiation here)
Connectivity: Bluetooth with A2DP, EDGE, 3G
Other Features: DVB-H, Java MIDP 2.0, FM radio, speakerphone, PTT
Weight: 114 grams / 4.02 ounces
Thickness: 18.8 mm
Colors: Black/Silver

Release Date: Q2 2007
Expected Cost: ?? Euros

Just when you thought that mobile TV was out of style (in other words, what happened to the N92?), Nokia comes back with a candy bar no less, headed straight for DVB-H. The N77 triband (900/1800/1900 + WCDMA2100) “multimedia computer” has a 2.4″ screen, stereo sound, and gimmicky TV watching software features.

And you know what, I don’t like it at all. It has that two-piece look that makes it seem like the back cover is a separate piece from the front – which I find looks really horrendous. And how are you supposed to watch TV on this thing? At least the defunct N92 and N93/N93i had tiltable screens so you could adjust the angle. Then again, those are flip phones. This isn’t.

Ugliness is in the hands of the beholder, so I won’t make any more fruitless comments about it. However, in terms of size, it’s hella thick at 18.8 millimeters.

Battery life is about average, with the BP-6M battery giving out up to 4 hours of talk time, 7.5 days of standby time, and up to 5 hours of mobile TV viewing.

The camera is standard 2 megapixel fare, integrated flash and video recording but nothing really groundbreaking here.

I call this an underpowered Nokia N73 with DVB-H tacked on for good measure.

Of course, we won’t be seeing the N77 in the good ‘ol USA any time in the near future. Still, the N77 will start shipping sometime in the second quarter of 2007.



10:51 pm

post me a preview of nokia model N77

3:13 pm

I love this site! I get to see and learn about the coolest phones! But where is the info. that says where I can get them and for how much?

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