Seriously though, after the 3230's lukewarm reception the Nokia 3250 needed to be a bit more interesting.
Personally I'm not completely convinced about the swivelling control section beneath the screen, but it's certainly a viable approach for providing dedicated controls for different modes of operation.
- Want to use it as a phone? Spin the base and the numeric keypad.
- Want to use it as a music player? Spin the base and use the music controls.
- Want to take a picture? Spin the base and use the camera controls.
Get the picture? Matt Croydon is not convinced about the modal approach either, but lets see how it works in practise. And if you can't envision how the thing looks, All About Symbian have the release details with big pictures!
Away from the spinning hype, it's a solid tri-band GSM phone (900/1800/1900MHz) with GPRS/EDGE, a 2 mega-pixel camera and various goodies. It made its first public appearance at The Smartphone Show 2005 for some hands-on experience, and started shipping mid-March 2006.
- Fony.sk - 3250 gallery
- Forum Nokia - detailed 3250 specs
- Wikipedia - 3250 coverage
- MobileBurn - 3250 goes triple platinum - 1 million sales in 4 months
- Symbian - 3250 overview
- The Smartphones Show - 3250 video review
- All About Symbian - 3250 review
- infoSync World - 3250 review
- Mobile Review - 3250 Review
- Mobile Hub - 3250 Review (in French)
- Mobique - 3250 Review
- Mobile Today - Retailer Review
- MobileBurn - 3250 review
- GSM Arena - 3250 review