by CIO Staff

Nokia N80 Series Gets Beefed-Up Web Features

Aug 31, 20062 mins

Nokia will release a new version of its N80 multimedia phone next month with beefed-up Internet capabilities.

The N80 Internet Edition has integrated voice over IP (VoIP) into the user interface, and users can download third-party VoIP calling applications, Nokia said. Also included is a wireless LAN wizard to find and configure wireless Internet access.

Nokia N80 Internet Edition
Nokia N80

The Finnish company has also geared the device toward and Yahoo’s search engine. The N80 Internet Edition comes with Yahoo’s Mobile Search application and its Go for Mobile program, which can sync a user’s Yahoo e-mail and contacts with a mobile device.

The enhanced N80 has Amazon’s MobiPocket Reader, an application for reading books. Nokia cited other multimedia capabilities, such as the ability to upload photos to the photo website.

The Internet Edition comes with other Nokia software, including its Web browser and a new client called Download that can be used to download other compatible programs for the device, Nokia said.

The N80 Internet Edition retains features on the regular N80 phone, such as the 3-megapixel camera and quadband Global System for Mobile Communications and wideband code division multiple access coverage.

Pricing for the device was not immediately available.

-Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service (London Bureau)

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