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Nokia 8800 Arte and Nokia 8800 Arte Sapphire


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Old 21-05-2008
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Nokia 8800 Arte and Nokia 8800 Arte Sapphire

Nokia however, have just unveiled two new models that maintain the breath-taking style of the aforementioned phones and boast some serious features too. The 8800 ‘Arte’ and the 8800 ‘Arte Sapphire’ are the two new models in question, easily differentiated by colour, the ‘Arte’ is black and the ‘Arte Sapphire’ is brown and by the whole sapphire mounted in the centre of the ‘Arte Sapphire’s’ D-pad.

Both are 3G phones and have 3-megapixel auto-focus cameras and a massive 1GB of internal memory! Their elegant slider design helps maintain a fuss-free front panel, broken only by the D-pad control and inside the flashy box, a linen-lined pouch to keep your phone safe and warm and a Bluetooth headset can be found.

However, Mobile handset giant Nokia announced launch of their stylish phone Nokia Saphire 8800 Arte in India. The mobile phone has a distinct look and it is priced at Rs. 62,829. Thats real hefty and makes it a choice of only style concious as well money unconcious.

The phone support 2.0″ QVGA 240×320 pixels, OLED display provides up to 16 million colors and has also got a light sensor that can automatically adjust to screen brightness as desired. The phone has got 3G capabilities and offers support for Bluetooth connectivity while Wifi is missing.

Its sorts 1GB inbuilt memory and support almost all popular music formats which includes AAC, eAAC+, MP3, MIDI, AMR, and WMA .

As with the previous Nokia 8800 phones, the ‘Arte’ pair are constructed using the highest quality materials and have a special fingerprint retardant coating on the panels, with the ‘Arte Sapphire’ going one better by having a soft-touch Indian Goat-hide covering too! One can never accuse Nokia of not thinking differently!

Nokia Saphire 8800 Arte Phone Features / Specifications

Key features
  • Tactile surface cloaked in leather cover with sapphire navigation key.
  • Tap-for-time to display time on an elegant clock instantly.
  • Turn face down to conveniently mute the incoming phone call ringing tone and alarms.
  • Ambient light sensor adjusts the brightness of the screen according to its surrounding to provide vibrant display of light and contrast.
  • Living wallpapers specially designed to match the design of the phone, and provide a truly unique decoration
  • View your pictures on the brilliant, 2” OLED QVGA display, supporting up to 16-million colors

Music and multimedia
  • Integrated music player supports AAC, eAAC+, MP3, MIDI, AMR, and WMA audio formats

Imaging and video
  • Integrated 3.2 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom
  • Auto focus
  • Landscape camcorder and video player
  • Image formats supported: JPEG, GIF, BMP, and PNG
  • Video and still image editors
  • Video recording and playback in QCIF format with sound
  • Video playback and streaming supports the following formats and codecs: 3GPP, H.263, and H.264

  • xHTML browswer over HTTP/TCP/IP
  • Supports Flash content using Macromedia Flash Lite 2.1.1 player
  • OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) Digital DRM (digital rights management) 2.0 - including forward lock for content protection, combined delivery, separate delivery, and super distribution
  • OMA Device Management 1.2 FOTA (firmware update over the air)
  • OMA Client Provisioning

Call Management
  • Speed dialling
  • Logs: keeps lists of your dialed, received, and missed calls
  • Automatic redial
  • Call waiting, call hold, call divert, and call timer
  • Any key answer

  • Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate specification
  • MicroUSB connector for audio, data, and battery charging
  • Synchronization with PC using Nokia PC Suite to manage and store music

Data Transfer
  • EDGE (EGPRS)*: Class B, multislot class 10
  • GPRS: Class B, multislot class 10
  • HSCSD (High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data)* / CSD (Circuit-Switched Data) for browsing and as data modem
  • * Please note that these services require network support

Digital Services
  • Over-the-air (OTA) downloads for MP3, MIDI, video, and true tones ringtones, plus themes, wallpapers, and screensavers
  • Stereo audio streaming supports A2DP BT (advanced audio distribution profile for Bluetooth)
  • 3GPP streaming services

  • 320 x 240 pixels, 2” OLED QVGA display supporting up to 16 million colors

  • High Roller Casino, Soccer 3D, and 3D Golf Tour
  • * Please note that games and content may vary depending on region

Java™ Applications
  • Java™ MIDP 2.0
  • Pre-installed Java™ applications
  • Downloadable Java™ applications

Messaging and email
  • Multimedia messaging (MMS) for creating, receiving, editing, and sending videos and pictures. Supports AMR(adaptive multi-rate) voice clips up to 600 KB
  • Email: IMAP4, POP3, and SMTP protocols. Supports IMAP IDLE, OMA e-mail notification, MIME, and attachments (.jpg, .3gp, .mp3)
  • Text messaging: Supports concatenated SMS, picture messaging, and SMS distribution list
  • Nokia Xpress audio messaging: send a spontaneously recorded voice clip via MMS
  • SMS reader and high-quality Text-to-speech
  • Instant messaging (IM) and Presence-enhanced contacts
  • Predictive text input: Support for all major languages for Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas

Memory Functions
  • 1 GB built-in memory

Offline and demo modes
  • Graphical demo mode of basic features – accessible even without a SIM card
  • Flight mode and offline mode: all transmission-related activities turned off

Operating frequency
  • Tri-band EGSM900 GSM1800/1900
  • WCDMA 2100 MHz
  • Automatic switching between bands

Personal Information Management (PIM)
  • Calendar, to-do list, and notes
  • Phonebook of up to 1000 contacts
  • World Clock
  • Calculator
  • Translator

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Old 21-05-2008
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where can i get the cheapest one from
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Old 21-05-2008
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I have just bought the Nokia 8800 ‘Arte Sapphire’, and like all my previous nokia’s i have been especially pleased with them. I still have my nokia 8800 Sirocco in black and i will keep it. They are a work of art and i cant be bothered with having phones that have loads of gadgets on them which i will probably never use. If i want a camera i would get a proper camera and not have one on a phone. I just want it to call and text. However i do go for looks, and this is certainly my favorite phone now. I just look forward to what their upgrade to this will be like because they are getting better and better.
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