IntoMobile could not make it to Nokia World this year, so instead I’ll be aggregating all the material that comes out of the show in to one blog post. It makes things easier for you, it makes things easier for us, and not being on the show floor struggling to find a decent connection is going to be highly advantageous. I’ve also taken the liberty of stickying this blog post so it will be at the top of IntoMobile from now until the end of Nokia World.
Everything you need to know, right after the jump.
What: Nokia World is primarily a business to business event. The company invites their closest partners from the mobile industry, press and a few bloggers, to show them some new hardware, update them with regards to company strategy, and get people to mingle so that a few behind closed doors deals can happen. Anyone can actually go, but a ticket is 833 Euros (700 Euros + 19% VAT).
When and Where: The first keynote begins today, on September 2nd at 09:00 Stuttgart, Germany time, and ends tomorrow, September 3rd, at 16:00.
Can I watch the keynote? Yes you can! The keynote, along with several other videos, will be streamed live on Nokia’s Events page and of course it will be archived so you can watch it at a later time and date.
What is the best way to keep track of the event in real time? Using Twitter, search for the #nw09 hash tag.
Where are you going to get your information from? Nokia’s Press Page and Nokia Conversations, along with what my buddy Rafe Blandford from All About Symbian (@AAS) and Ricky Cadden from Symbian-Guru (@rcadden) will be tweeting.
Nokia Booklet 3G: Nokia’s first netbook. The press release was launched on August 24th and it only included these details: 10-inch glass HD ready display, 12 hours of battery life, aluminum chassis, 1.25 kilograms, slightly more than two centimeters thick, 3G/HSPA, WiFi, HDMI port, webcam, SD card reader, Bluetooth, GPS. Availability will be in Q4 of this year and the price is 575 Euros. Press photos can be seen here.
Official Specifications: 1250 grams, 264 mm x 185 mm x 19.9 mm, Intel Atom Z530 @ 1.6 GHz using the Intel Poulsbo US15W chipset, fanless, 1 GB of DDR2 memory running at 533 MHz, it’s soldered in so no upgrading, 120 GB 1.8 inch hard drive that spins at 4200 RPM, 10.1 inch screen at 1280 x 720 resolution, 16 cell 56.8 Wh Lithium Ion battery, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, 3G modem that is triband and comes in two versions: (850/1900/2100 MHz) or (900/2100 MHz), quadband GSM/EDGE, GPS, HDMI 1.2 port, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1.3 MP camera/webcam, 2 variates of keyboards: US (78 keys, 17 mm pitch, 1.8 mm stroke) and UK (79 keys, 16.7 mm pitch, 1.8 mm stroke), and finally, depending on which market you’re in, the device will either ship with: Windows 7 Starter Edition, Home Premium or Professional. Grab the PDF of the official data sheet here.
Nokia 5230: Ultra cheap at only 150 Euros and shipping in Q4, this device has: 3.2 inch resistive touch screen at 640 x 360 pixels, 2 megapixel camera, GPS, quadband GSM/EDGE, dual band 3.6 Mbps HSPA (three versions: (2100/900), (1900/850) and (2100/850)), 1320 mAh battery, 3.5 mm headphone jack, 111 mm x 51.7 mm x 15.5 mm with a weight of 115 grams. More specifications can be found in this data sheet: [PDF document]. Press Release.
Nokia N900: Nokia’s first device with an ARM Cortex A8 processor, running at 600 MHz, this device runs Maemo 5, will ship in October in a few select markets for 500 Euros and also has: 3.5 inch resistive touch screen at 800 × 480 pixels, 32 GB built in storage, 256 MB of RAM, GPS, WiFi, 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, video recording at 848 × 480 pixels @ 25 frames per second, quadband GSM/EDGE, triband 10.2 Mbps HSPA (900/1700/2100 MHz), 110.9 mm × 59.8 mm × 19.55 mm and weighs 181 grams, 3.5 mm headphone jack and a browser built on top of Mozilla (you know it better as Firefox) technology. More specifications can be found on Nokia’s Maemo website. Press Release.
Nokia N97 mini: Smaller version of the Nokia N97, as the name implies, 450 Euros. It has: 3.2 inch resistive touch screen at 640 x 360 pixels, 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. It is 113 mm x 52.5 mm x 14.2 mm, has a 1200 mAh battery, and 8 GB of built in storage. Press photos can be seen here. Press release. Official data sheet: [PDF document]
Nokia X6: 35 hours of music playback, 32 GB of built in memory, 3.2 inch touch screen at 640 x 360 pixels, you can only buy this device with Nokia’s “Comes with Music” service for 450 Euros when it starts shipping in Q4 of this year. It is 111 mm x 51 mm x 13.8 mm, has a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash, quadband GSM/EDGE, triband WCDMA (850/1900/2100 MHz). Three games will be included: Spore, Asphalt4 and DJ Mix Tour. Press photos can be found here. Press release. Grab the official data sheet here: [PDF document]
Nokia X3: S40 device, aka not a smartphone, 3.2 megapixel camera, 2.2 inch screen with 240 x 320 pixel resolution and 262,000 colors, Bluetooth 2.1, 3.5 mm headphone jack, SMS and MMS in conversational view, aka threaded messaging. It is 96 mm x 49.3 mm x 14.1 mm and has quadband GSM/EDGE. Only 115 Euros when it ships in Q4 2009. Press photos can be seen here. Press release. Grab the official data sheet here: [PDF document]
Nokia Money: Nokia’s mobile transaction service built on top of Obopay; press release launched August 26th. More details to be revealed at Nokia World.