Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Nokia 6790 Surge Crawls Out of Hole, Crawls Right Back In

The Mobile World got teased today with a 5 minute video of the new Nokia 6790 phone, and just as quickly as the video appeared on several tech blogs, it vanished faster than Nintendo’s Virtual Boy. If you didn’t get to see the video before it was taken down, it had a quick hands-on with the Nokia Mako aka the Nokia 6790 that “should” be hitting AT&T in mid-July and might be getting billed as the Nokia Surge. It boasts a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, 2.4-inch QVGA display, aGPS, 2 megapixel camera, Video Share and 128MB of on-board storage with microSD expansion. The phone’s running a version of S60, but details are still a bit fuzzy about all of the actual the capabilities of the phone. Don’t expect it to be a E71x replacement, but if you don’t need all the fancy bells and whistles of the E71, you’re looking for something a little more unique looking or you just can’t stand looking at a QWERTY keyboard, this might be something right up your alley. Check out the AT&T spec sheet here and the handset gallery here.

Speaking of the E71x, the folks at Privus Mobile are giving away a free Nokia N71x and a year subscription to their award-winning Mobile Caller ID service. Be sure and check out all the details and submit your entry at

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