What's gold, rounded, and has a built-in cell radio? Nokia's new Oro, of
course! This is easily one of the most unexpected phones to ever
surface, particularly with Nokia slashing staff, focusing on hardware
and shifting to Windows Phone 7. Something about the Oro just doesn't
"fit." Of course, this phone was probably prototyping months and months
before Stephen Elop even took the head chair at the company, but it's
still an oddball.
The Oro is little more than a C7, with a 3.5" display, 720p movie mode,
and Symbian (not WP7) as the operating system. But where it differs is
the exterior. There's a gold coating and a will 800 Euro price tag, one
that Nokia says is justified due to some clients needing a handset that
shows off their status. It'll ship in Q3 to select nations (with tons of
rich folks, we guess), and you can get an overview in the video below.