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Nokia N70

The Nokia N70 (warning: Flash animation) is one of the first Nokia Nseries phones released. Looking rather like the Nokia 6680 (but without the memory limitations) the N70 is the 6680's successor. The N70 has been available in Europe since October 2005. The obvious successor to the N70 is the Nokia N73.

Visually the phone is similar to the 6680 with the camera ramping up to 2 megapixels, and the addition of a stereo FM radio with Nokia's Visual Radio software. A nice step up from the already useful 6680. Most useful of all being the 20MB of additional internal memory which sidesteps the 6680's biggest problem of insufficient memory.

Despite the similar looks the internal software moves from Symbian OS 8.0a to 8.1a, from Feature Pack 2 to 3, and gains the JSR-172 (Web Services api) Java api, whilst JSR-82 (Bluetooth) finally gains OBEX support. Also more audio file formats are supported on the N70 than the 6680.

In a move reminiscent of the Nokia 6680, 6681 and 6682 there are also non-3G versions of the N70 (without the user facing camera), but rather than naming these phones N71 or N72 the various models will use the basic N70 name with different suffices. The 3G model is to be called N70-1, and the World GSM model (900/1800/1900 MHz) will be the N70-5, whilst the Americas model (probably called N70-3) has not yet been announced. Curiously, the N70-5 appears to have disappeared and been rebranded as the Nokia N72

Nokia were rumoured to have started selling the N70-5 in the US in a similar manner to how they first sold the N90. Nokia have sent phones to some US bloggers, with the N70 Blogger Relations Blog following in the footsteps of their Nokia N90 programme, this blog is a good place to look for user reviews:

There are other Specific Phones in the Series 60 and Nokia Nseries ranges.

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