Whether you fancy triangles or not you have to admit that these two devices are very unique. I have to give props to Nokia’s Public Relations team for the Prism Collection website where you can find almost 200 MB’s worth of content about these 2 devices. I’m downloading everything right now and will update this post if I find anything awesome to share.
Enough about that, what about the devices?
The Nokia 7500 Prism is a triband phone (900/1800/1900) with Series 40 5th edition according to Forum Nokia and 3rd Edition according to Prism Collection; I would trust Forum Nokia’s statement. Dimensions are 109 mm x 44 mm x 14 mm with a weight of 82.9 grams. It has a 320 x 240 display with 16 million colors and a 700 mAh battery. You get a 2 megapixel camera inside with flash along with a 512 MB microSD card. Yahoo Go! and Opera Mini come preinstalled and you will be able to pick this baby up for 210 Euros in the 3rd quarter of 2007.
The 7900 Prism is the more advanced model. It is a quadband phone and has WCDMA on 850 MHz and 2100 MHz. It isn’t on Forum Nokia yet and the fact sheet over at Prism Collection says it runs Series 40 3rd Edition, but I’m going to confidently say that it will run 5th Edition. It is a littler taller and wider than its younger brother, but it is thinner coming in at 112 mm x 45 mm x 11.3 mm with a weight of 101 grams. The 2 inch screen is powered by OLED technology and has an LED backlight with a resolution of 320 x 240 showing 16 million colors. You can choose from up to 49 colors for the light effects, yep this is definitely a fashion phone. The device itself is made out of laser etched metal with an aluminum back. It has microUSB which handles the charging, data transfer and audio output. You get 1 GB of memory on board, non expandable, along with a 2 megapixel camera with flash. The battery is larger compared to the 7500, 850 mAh. The fact sheet also mentions something about “living wallpaper,” which basically means it probably has this nice Flash Lite background; something Sony Ericsson has been doing on their Walkman line for a long long time. It will cost 400 Euros and come out 3rd quarter of 2007.
What do I think about these devices? To be honest the only reason I use Nokia’s more advanced S60 operating system is multitasking; I could care less that it runs Symbian. Series 40 can only handle one application running at a time. Why do I bring this up? Sony Ericsson’s devices support multitasking and most of them can handle up to 8 Java applications running simultaneously. Now I’ve never used a Sony Ericsson device so I can’t vouch for their operating system, but I am contemplating buying a W880i just so I can see why people are so in love with the company.
Software aside, I think I’m the only guy on the internet who loves the design of these 2 products. What do you guys think?