The launch in Sydney today concentrated mainly on the new N90 camera phone, which features a 2MP camera with the world's first Carl Zeiss lens, and digicam-like twistable viewfinder. It has 31MB of onboard memory and comes with a 128MB MMC card. It will be available in November for $1199.
Guests at the launch including professional photographer Brett Odgers, who was exhibiting a gallery of work made using a N90 camera phone, and Dale Brimicombe, financial controller from Carl Zeiss Australia, who showed off some of the technology behind the lens featured in the N90.
"As one of the most hotly anticipated products we have ever launched, it's exciting to announce the arrival of the Nokia N series on the Australian market, with consumers now able to experience the next step in mobile digital convergence," said Mike Addison, head of multimedia, Nokia Australia. "The N series is about taking the multimedia experience to a new level".
The N series is also made up of:
- Nokia N70: one of the world's smallest 3G Symbian handsets with a 2MP camera, stereo FM radio, music player, stainless steel construction and weighing in at 126g. It will be available in November for 979
- The N91: Nokia's "music jukebox" with a 4GB hard drive, Symbian OS, support for most music formats including WMA DRM, FM radio, wireless LAN, and a 3.5mm adaptor. It will be available in Q1 2006 with a retail price to be announced.