Nokia Introduces 6700 slide And 7230 3G Phones

Nokia's been focusing pretty intently on the high-end, smartphone market with its most recent offerings. Between the Maemo 5-powered N900 and the X6, it's easy to tell that the company is striving to stay relevant in a market that's being increasingly dominated by HTC and Apple. But that said, Nokia still has quite a few customers on lower tiers, so it makes sense to see a new pair of mid-range handsets for those not quite ready to take the plunge on a smartphone (particularly in markets outside of the US).

Both of these fashionable sliders sport 3G modules, and both of 'em are certainly made for those who place a high value on design. Both the Nokia 6700 slide and Nokia 7230 are available in a variety of colors, and both are expected to become available in the first quarter of 2010, and the retail prices before taxes and subsidies are anticipated to be EUR 160 for the Nokia 6700 slide, and EUR 100 for the Nokia 7230. Who knows if they'll ever come to the US, but there's always the import trick if you just have to have one.

Nokia 6700 slide - Capture and share quickly and easily
With a choice of six fresh and vivid colors - pink, red, petrol blue, aluminum, lime and purple - this slimline slider is sure to turn heads. Its compact size, modern design and aluminum finish feels great in the hand, and fits perfectly even in the smallest pocket or bag.
The smart capabilities of the Nokia 6700 slide are beautifully easy to use: The 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics is perfect for capturing and sharing moments as they happen. Favorite images can be edited on the go and uploaded to the web directly from the camera menu. The device's high speed 3G connectivity ensures your favorite communities are always as close as your Nokia 6700 slide.
Nokia 7230 - Share in style
Being connected has never looked so good. The Nokia 7230's compact slide design, colorful looks and solid set of features are a package that offers great value for money.
Sharing special moments and joy with friends and family is effortless, thanks to the 3.2 megapixel camera, large 2.4" display and fast 3G connectivity. With the Nokia 7230 in your pocket, you also have quick access to email, instant messaging and social networks on the go, and the subtle illumination indicates if you have missed calls or messages from your friends.