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Nokia Releases 7230 and 6700 Slide Mobile Phones

Fresh from cutting 220 jobs from its R&D department, Nokia has released two mid-range mobile phones, the 7230 and the slide version of its popular 6700, both models being 3G-capable.

The 6700 Slide is a model with a 5-megapixel camera and a Carl Zeiss lens - something that is now common place in most mid to high end phones - and a LED flash. It will be available in six different colours, sports a form factor that reminds us of the 6500 and will include a 2GB microSD card.

The 2.2-inch 320x240 pixels is a tad small for our taste but its flashy aluminium finish, and its small size, are likely to turn heads.

The 7230 is also a slide out phone and is positioned slightly lower than the 6700 Slide. It comes with a 3.2-megapixel camera and a 2.4-inch colour screen together with a 2GB microSD card and Bluetooth support.

Both phones will be released in Q1 2010 for around £150 for the 6700 Slide and just under £100 for the 7230. Prices exclude VAT and are for SIM Free versions. Both models also includes the usual Nokia applications and tight integration to the OVI services.

Our Comments

More mobile phone goodness from Nokia. The 6700 will possibly be one of the only phones with a 5-megapixel camera available on £15 per month contracts. Nokia, it seems, is on a roll with the official launch yesterday of the X6. Expect many more phones to come in the build-up to Christmas.

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