Nokia handset launch a little lost

Day four at Barcelona and Nokia launch four new handsets that hardly set the world alight.

The leaked N96 ticks most of the right boxes and competes with the latest iPhone with 16GB of internal memory.

The other handsets also have solid specifications all with good cameras, GPS and Symbian OS.

But with release dates in H2, the N96 especially looks distinctly underpowered against the anticipated 3G iPhone (possible launch May?).

If Nokia don’t pull something better out of their hat later this week, the Apple tortoise will overtake the Nokia hare by the critical Christmas season.